Can Old SATA cables be used? Tags: New Build SATA Cable Systems Last response: October 26, 2011 8:42 PM in Systems Share Rob423 October 26, 2011 7:59:28 PM I have SATA cables from when sata was first introduced and have a few from my ASUS A8N board (2006?) not sure but it was awhile back.. Anyway im in the market to build a new rig and I'm wondering if those cables are still up to date? or are there certain 6.0/gbs sata cables? thanks, Rob. More about : sata cables roblaw42 October 26, 2011 8:25:32 PM Cables are not too expensive so just get new ones, especially for 6.0gb/s m 0 l Outlander_04 October 26, 2011 8:42:18 PM For a conventional hard drive just use the cables you have . The read and write speed of the hard drive is waaaaay lower than the theoretical SATA 300 speed , let alone the theoretical SATA 600 speed m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Rob423 October 26, 2011 8:42:36 PM I figured there not expensive, just wondering if there's actually a difference between the cables.. .. can you install all 6gb/s cables even if you are using 3gb/s devices? any performance issues? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedCan SATA 3 cables be used on SATA 2 slots? Forum Do SATA cables deliver consistent power? (Does the motherboard reduce voltage when not being used?) If i power LED's with Forum Want to use old hard drive, but it\'s IDE cable. Motherboard is sata Forum Want to use old hard drive, but it's IDE cable. Motherboard is sata Forum SolvedCan you use different sata cables? Forum SolvedCan I still Use These SATA Cables? Forum SolvedOne of my PSU cables has both SATA power and Molex on the same cable. Can I use it to run my HDDs AND fans? Forum Solveddo you use sata 3 cables on sata 3gb/s? Forum Mad dog sata PSU cables used Forum To access my-old PC's "C" drive using USB cables, must the old be running? Forum SolvedSATA to Old Ribbon Cable Forum SolvedUsing my old ide drives on my only-sata mobo Forum 7 year old IDE vs used SATA on eBay Forum SolvedCan I use my old Internal HDD (SATA) on my new Windows 7 PC to access my old files (pics, docs, etc) only? Forum SolvedCan i replace power cable Sata to old one? 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 Unable to see HDD (From an old PC) using a USB3.0/SATA w/ Power Supply -- Converter or HDD Problem?? Forum SolvedTrying to Recover data using sata IDE cable but it's SO SLOW Forum SolvedCan I connect my old PC to new Sony Bravia TV (KDL-50W685A) using VGA to HDMI cable Forum SATA 6Gbps using cables Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !