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Are there different kinds of Sata3 cables? Is it possible to get the wrong one?

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December 10, 2011 6:10:26 PM

I just bought an internal Chronos 120 GB SSD and I went to go buy a sata 3 cable and found that there are tons of different kinds. Does it matter which one I buy?
December 10, 2011 6:16:31 PM

No difference whatsoever between SATA cables other than length, color, and connector angle. They're all spec'd the same.

Not true for USB 3.0 cables though. Those cables allow for different power requirements. They are backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices, and USB 3.0 devices can also be run on USB 2.0 cables, except they'll run at USB 2.0 speeds.
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