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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Query about sata cable Forum What cable does my SATA HDD need to work? Forum Trying to find a SATA II cable for my 500GB western digital HDD Forum Need information about esata cable for hdd Forum Question about IDE/ SATA converter and HDD fan Forum Noob questions about ATA HDD 's cable ... Forum Ugh.. One problem after the next. SATA II Cable and Motherboard Power Forum ESATA to SATA Cable - HDD not detected Forum SATA II / III Cables, Connectors and Components (DVD drive, HDD ) Forum Male-to-male or female-to-female SATA 3 cable to connect an SSD? Forum DVD drive not working on the same IDE cable as HDD Forum SSD and HDD SATA power cable Forum How to solder a SATA cable to an HDD Forum Questions about setting up a 10,000 rpm SATA hdd Forum While removing sata cable of hard drive the pins snapped Forum DIY SATA USB CABLE Forum Best SSD Of 2013, Which is it? Forum Segate Sata 500GB model Bau 7200.12 jumper settings Forum Possible HDD Failure (Seagate Barracuda 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s ST2000DM001) Forum Use an existing HDD with a new SDD Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !