SATA 2 vs. SATA 3 cable Tags: Homebuilt SATA Cable Motherboards Systems Last response: May 25, 2012 8:20 PM in Systems Share ronellams May 25, 2012 8:15:06 PM What is thedifference between a Sata (2) cable and a Sata 3 cable My computer has Sata connections on the motherboard Can I use a solid state drive that has Sata 3 connections with my motherboard ? More about : sata sata cable nekulturny a c 118 B Homebuilt system a b V Motherboard May 25, 2012 8:20:17 PM They're both compatible with each other. If for example you used a SATA III SSD in a SATA II port, the SSD would work just fine, it just would have the transfer capabilities of SATA II, which is somewhat slower. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedis sata 2 cable is compatible in sata 3 device....but my motherboard is sata 2 support. Forum SolvedSata 3 cable in a sata 2 hdd Forum SolvedCan you tell a Sata 2 cable from a Sata 3 cable? Forum SolvedWill a R-driver III usb 2 0 to sata/ide cable work with a 3 5 floppy drive Forum SolvedCan SATA 3 cables be used on SATA 2 slots? Forum SolvedMarvell SATA 3 Vs Intel SATA 2 X58 Motherboard Forum Solvedsata 2.0 vs sata 3.0 Forum Sata 2 or Sata 3 cable? Forum Sata 2 motherboard and cable in sata 3 drive Forum SolvedRAID 0 Speeds SATA3 vs SATA2 Forum SolvedHDD Raid 0, Sata 2 vs Sata 3 Forum SolvedHard Disk Formatting--SATA 2 vs. SATA 3 Forum SolvedSamsung SpinPoint 1TB SATA2 vs WD Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 Forum SolvedSamsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB (SATA2) vs WDC Caviar Blue 1 TB (SATA3) Forum Performance: SSDs in RAID0 (SATA 2) vs SSD (SATA 3) Forum SolvedSSD Sata3 6GB/s and Cable/Motherboard Compatibility Forum SolvedUSB-to-SATA3 cable compatible with Samsung 840EVO SSD Forum HDD raid 0, sata 2 vs sata 3 - help Forum SolvedSDD HDD Not detected through SATA-USB 3.0 cable. Forum Sata 2 or 3 Cables Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !