About HDD and sata cable Tags: SATA Hard Drives Cable Storage Last response: December 4, 2012 9:20 AM in Storage Share wong93 December 3, 2012 3:37:40 AM 1)Do i need to use sata 3 cable for 7200 RPM drive?? 2) Is SSD the only thing that uses sata 3 cable?? i mean the only devices that benefit from SATA 3 cable More about : hdd sata cable phil22 a c 79 G Storage December 4, 2012 9:20:22 AM There is no such thing as a SATA III cable (or a SATA II cable). It's just a SATA cable and it can be used on all SATA drives whether it's a SATA, SATA II, or SATA III drive. Cables which are sold at a higher price "because they are SATA III compatible" - it's just a marketing con. Independent testing has shown that there is no difference in performance between cables sold as special "SATA III" cables, and those which are sold as just plain old SATA. see this: http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/your_sata_cab... However, there is a difference in cable quality that may affect a drive's performance, so it pays to buy quality cables to avoid that. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedProblem connecting Notebook's HDD to SATA cable. Forum SolvedCan a sata cable power both the optical drive and a hdd Forum SolvedSDD HDD Not detected through SATA-USB 3.0 cable. Forum Solvedabout hard drive and sata cable Forum SolvedSata 3 cable in a sata 2 hdd Forum SolvedHaswell HP Envy 17" - Second HDD Micro SATA Cable + Caddy Forum SolvedSSD and HDD SATA power cable Forum SolvedHow to solder a SATA cable to an HDD Forum SolvedWill 3GB/s Motherboard with 6GB/s SATA HDD and SATA Cables work? Forum SATA III HDD WITH SATA II cable, what port should i take Forum AGH! Samsung Evo SSD didn't come with SATA cable. Is there anyway to transfer data from HDD to SSD some other way? Forum how can I clone my new ssd when I only have two sata slots both used by dvd and existing hdd? Is there a piggy back cable avai Forum How to check laptop sata/power cable for HDD? Forum What SATA power cable do I need for my HDD? Forum SolvedHDD slow's or stops & Re-wiring Sata Cables Forum ESATA to SATA Cable - HDD not detected Forum Solvedhow to connect 2 ide hdd and 1sata hdd at one time,my motherboard has both connection cables. also I dont have a cd/dvd rom. Forum SolvedHow much force do I put on the SATA cables for my HDD? Forum Older laptop HDD converson cable to sata Forum SolvedAbout SATA Cables Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !