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 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 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? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 7 year old IDE vs used SATA on eBay Forum Mad dog sata PSU cables used Forum What are sats cables used for? Forum SATA Cables Tested and Benchmarked 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 New PSU, SATA cables do not fit HDDs. Forum Can i replace power cable Sata to old one? Forum Need help hooking up SATA cables Forum 5770 output to old TV w/ component cables issue Forum Old Sata 1 HDD not recognized in Bios if mixed with Sata 2 drives Forum Is it ok to splice sata power cables to extend them Forum Routing of SATA Cables Forum Cpu/Gpu/Motherboard Suggestion Forum Can I put Radeon HD 6970 2gb to a G31 Motherboard? Forum Do serial ATA 3 cables for SSD come with my motherboard? Forum Can a ASUS G Series G51VX-RX05 play swtor Forum Windows 7 Bluescreening on Old Computer Forum Can any one recommend a good 650 watt PSU for my build? Forum Can someone help me find a good motherboard for this setup? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !