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Silverstone CP-05 data cabel speed

Hi everyone,

Anyone know if the Silverstone CP-05 HDD SATA data/power connectors that mount in the back of their HDD bays (FT-01 series cases) is capable/certified in carrying the faster 6Gb/s SATA III signals?

Or for the 12" distance, does it make any difference?

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John VK
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    I have read articles that stated that SATA II cables will work just as fine for SATA III - and that includes the 6Gb/s.

    The max. cable length for SATA III is 1 meter (39") - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_ATA
  2. Thanks,

    I read over the SATA-IO.org white paper on SATA III and although it is not very specific, here is what they said about the cables:

    "SATA 6Gb/s Cabling
    The same cables and connectors used for current SATA implementations can be used to connect SATA 6Gb/s devices. SATA-IO recommends utilizing quality components to ensure data integrity and robust operation at the fast 6Gb/s transfer rate."

    They don't say anything about using larger wire gauge, or if the A and B differential cabling is twisted or twisted differently, so it probably doesn't matter. They did mention that at the longer distances (up to 1 mtr) the voltage could decrease and there could be more jitter.

    Logically at 9, 12, 18" which are pretty much the lengths used inside a case, there shouldn't be any problem.

    Wonder if anyone else has had any positive or negative experience with the 6Gb/s cabling
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  4. Thank you!
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