With a sata3 ssd do i need a sata 3 cable Tags: SSD SATA Cable Storage Product Last response: March 10, 2012 7:13 PM in Storage Share WINTERLORD March 10, 2012 5:44:17 PM hi, was wondering if with a new sata 3 ssd if i would need a sata 3 cable? the cables i got i know are sata2 but wondered if id loose some performance if i did'nt buy a newer sata cable More about : sata3 ssd sata cable Dereck47 a c 523 G Storage March 10, 2012 6:31:45 PM SATA 2 cables should work at SATA 3 speeds unless they are poor quality. Benchmark your SSD with ATTO benchmark software; if your Read/Write speeds are greater than 300MB/s then you know your cables can handle SATA 3 speeds. Here's a link for quality SATA 3 cables that are very inexpensive: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&... m 0 l WINTERLORD March 10, 2012 7:13:17 PM yea that is a great price thanks m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSSD Sata3 6GB/s and Cable/Motherboard Compatibility Forum SolvedSwapping my HDD (sata3) with my optical drive(sata2) to open up room for SSD Forum SolvedAre SSD drives interchangable between SATA and newer versions (SATA3 now available)? I have older A8N-LA Mobo. Forum SolvedTransfering SSD to Sata3 Forum SolvedSSD: sata3 or PCI e. how to decide Forum SolvedOkay to mix SATA2 SSD with SATA3 SSD in a RAID 0 on SATA3 controller? Forum SolvedOne SATA3 SSD for OS, Pagefile, Programs, and Program Cache Files? Forum SolvedBest Bang for buck for an SSD with SATA3 Forum SolvedAdd-on SATA-3 Controller/SSD Recommendations Forum SolvedOs on (win7x64) on SSD VS Raid0 with sata3 drives Forum SolvedSSD VS Raid0 with sata3 drives Forum SolvedIs OS on 120 SSD faster than it would be on a raid0 on 2 sata3 drives? Forum SolvedSata3 SSD AHCI for Gigabyte UD3R x58a Forum SolvedShould I connect my SSD through SATA3 or SATA2? Forum SolvedCan my gateway nv59 run a sata3 ssd? Forum Use SATA3 SSD over 146GB SAS for ESXi Server- Any benefit? Forum SolvedWhich is faster? SSD on SATA3 or through the PCIe lanes on a card? Forum SolvedSsd 64 GB sata3 6gb on a motherboard with sata2 3gb Forum SolvedWorth upgrading from SATA2 Intel 320 SSD to SATA3 Crucial M4 SSD? Forum No SATA3 for my Samsung 840 500GB SSD on ASUS P8z77-V LK motherboard Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !