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Any particular SATA cable ?

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July 13, 2012 9:01:29 PM

Had great help here over past week .. got my spec together for a new build, and the boxes started arriving today.
One thing I have not ordered .. which of course I will need is latching SATA III cables.

There seems to be plenty around the £1.50 range (Xenta for example) or at twice that price the AKASA range.
Is there any reported difference is performance .. or is one Sata III cable as good as another ?

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July 13, 2012 9:05:22 PM

copper is copper. the only differences are mostly cosmetic such as right angles or straight.

now cheaper ones may not have a good "clip" or fit firmly in the port or hdd/sdd and may come loose over time.
July 13, 2012 10:23:08 PM

Not quite that simple ...
There is virgin copper, OFC copper, and then how they use it ... capacitance, twisted pairs to remove inductance & interference etc.
I ran the program to put DSL in teh UK ... and copper cable make up was a very big issue.
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July 13, 2012 10:37:36 PM

geee thanks for all that. feel better now?
July 13, 2012 11:43:46 PM

SATA cables should come with the motherboard.there no reason to order them