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With a sata3 ssd do i need a sata 3 cable

Last response: in Storage
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

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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:
March 10, 2012 7:13:17 PM

yea that is a great price thanks