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How To Identify SATA 6Gb/s Cable
Old 1 June 2010, 04:35   #1
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Since SATA 6Gb/s hardware is now widely available, ensure that you're using a proper SATA cable. The SATA 6GB/s cable above is a typical and quite common one (shipped with many new motherboards), but it is also available in other forms/shapes (circle).
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So basically your advice for identifying the cable is to read what it says on it...awesome
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Old 1 June 2010, 09:32   #3
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If i replace my current sata cables for these new,it should improve performance?
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looks like they separated the RX and TX
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I wasn't even aware, who would even read stuff on cables that were handled a large number of times before. Not me, definitively.
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So basically your advice for identifying the cable is to read what it says on it...awesome
Hardly, I think it is a good piccy, I myself havn't handled 6gig cables yet, but seeing this I can visually recognise them from a distance without even reading anything on them, the split cable as highlighted by the piccy is a huge visual indicator to help identify them.
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Is the split cable even indictive of 6gb or is it just the way the manufacturer chose to make it look? Ive seen alot of cables look alot of different ways
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yep you are right you can get round ones etc. without the obvious insulation split.
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If i replace my current sata cables for these new,it should improve performance?
Only if you've got compatible drives (6gb/s) and the ports they're being plugged into are Sata 3.0
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I wasn't even aware, who would even read stuff on cables that were handled a large number of times before. Not me, definitively.
Huh? How would they be handled a large number of times, do you buy yours used at a flea market?
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