Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by bbriand, Jul 17, 2006.
... is there a difference? If so, how do you identify the cable type?
there is no difference, I just cut the ends off 1 of each. I checked them both with a Ohm meter and they are both VERY close.
The metal clips just make the conn a little more secure. I have read a bunch of reviews and they all say the same there is no diff.
As to shielding, you can buy better sheilded cables, but the performance is the same they are just better sheilded against interferance when used OUTSIDE the case (closer to speakers, magnets, Powercords)
as far as im aware, one cable for both but the transfer rates are different
Can't SATAII cables go up to3GB/s, compared to SATAI going only to 1.5GB/s?
How could you tell the cables apart? I am just curious if the cables I have are I or II.
in all s-ata vables there are lanes of cooper or some different materials where should a difference come from?
They Are The Same........
Its marketing baloney..Read the review above if you still dont believe me..
Just to make sure, I bought SATAII cables instead of SATAI...
I believe it ("Don't believe the hype" OASIS tune)...
* Heck, I'd wrap mine in "aluminum foil" or something, if I need more shielding (as I am NOT above "ghetto-style" rig-jobs, here & there!)
That is ONLY if I cannot make a clean determination of the diff. ones I have laying around here, & it appears it is not possible easily, & doesn't matter!
P.S.=> Good enough for me! apk
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I felt a chill when I read this, and then laughed out loud. You have perfectly captured the mind, heart and soul of every tech junky in this one quote. It was so perfect in fact I had to add a link in my signature. That is awesomely said brian
(even if you were joking )
You can tell them apart because SATA II cables have clips at the end.
Thanks! It was meant as a joke but only to the ones who don't feel it. As for the remainder of us that do we appreciate the humour but its not really a joke
I dont mean to be a pest, but any cable can have a clip(these say sata1)
And WD makes special cables as well (these are nice)
Well I've learnt something new then, thanks Markkleb. I'd read that the clips were a new standard with the SATA 2 drives but obviously I was mislead - perhaps RPG wrote the thing I read?
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