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SATA 2 & SATA 3 , are cables compatible?

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Sasqui, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Sasqui

    Sasqui

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    I'm about to buy a bunch of SATA cables...

    QUESTION:
    Are 6Gbps ( SATA III ) BACKWARDs compatible with 3Gbps SATA II cables?
     
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    They should be just like the sata 3 ports are for sata II and sata 1.
     
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, however I've run into issues using 3Gbps cables with 6Gbps drives/controllers.
     
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    What issues, Erocker?
     
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    Yeah, I'd be interested to know too. I've had ASUS and ASRock motherboards even come with some cables labeled "3Gb/s" and others "6Gb/s" in the same box.
     

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