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Windows 7: Sata 3 Cables

21 May 2011   #31
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

If you go to the manufacturer web site- the retailer may post it- look up the cable you are interested in it should have one of these seals.
https://www.sata-io.org/developers/c...go_program.asp



If not then quality is questionable at best.

Just an observation with all the junk on the market with weird off brand names from you know where.


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21 May 2011   #32
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

If the board only supports SATA II 3.0Gb/s, then an SATA III cable is a mute point.
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21 May 2011   #33
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
GeneO

I think your post earlier that you removed part of explains sufficiently. I am re posting it.
I think it explains it quite well. You should have left it up.

http://www.sata-io.org/documents/SATA-6Gbs-Fast-Just-Got-Faster.pdf

Quote:
SATA 6Gb/s Cabling
The same cables and connectors used for current SATA implementations can be used to connect SATA 6Gb/s devices. SATA-IO recommends utilizing quality components to ensure data integrity and robust operation at the fast 6Gb/s transfer rate. Cables already at the threshold of 3Gb/s operating margins may experience lower performance than expected at 6Gb/s due to an increased number of resends. The SATA Revision 3.0 spec addresses this issue by defining the Compliance Interconnect Channel (CIC). The CIC is outlined as a mathematical model of a compliant channel as well as an insertion/return loss plot defining the most extreme losses the system can sustain and still be compliant. Note that the CIC does not specify the components to be used in a system but rather the overall performance and quality the system must exhibit. Cable vendors will want to consider removing any question of quality by marking their packaging to explicitly state a product's 6Gb/s CIC compliance. Vendors can also have their cables added to the Integrators List on the SATA-IO web site. End-users, for their part, will want to consult the Integrators List – this list is available to the public – before buying new cabling
So if it isn't on their list which I will look for I would be reluctant to buy it for SATA 6Gb's.

No seal of approval makes me wonder.
Yes, I took it out because I couldn't find this CIC info. Good luck.
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21 May 2011   #34
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
If you go to the manufacturer web site- the retailer may post it- look up the cable you are interested in it should have one of these seals.
https://www.sata-io.org/developers/c...go_program.asp



If not then quality is questionable at best.

Just an observation with all the junk on the market with weird off brand names from you know where.
I have looked around for cables on the web and none of the 6Gb/s cables have that 6Gb/s certified logo that I could find.
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21 May 2011   #35
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5bdkw View Post
If the board only supports SATA II 3.0Gb/s, then an SATA III cable is a mute point.
That I understand. However, while my current rig is only SATA II, the one that I about to build will be SATA III, therefore the cabling is not a moot point.
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21 May 2011   #36
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Link Depot says they are compliant. So does Nippon Labs but no Seal on either site.

Other brands I checked linking from Newegg do not post anything.

Crapshoot all around it appears.
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21 May 2011   #37
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Going somewhat off in a tangent, I found some SATA III cables which are round, rather than the typical flat shape. Is there any reason that these would be better or worse?
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21 May 2011   #38
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

It would depend on the quality inside.

Ever see jumper cables for an automobile? I found some one time that claimed they were the same as the $40 heavy duty cables.

Really nice clamps, heavy duty insulation and super flexible just like the fancy ones. $10

I read the small print on the insulation- 12ga. wire. They looked just like the 6ga. and 8ga.

Unfortunately my point is no.
They could be better and quite possibly are better but insulation is just insulation. Unfortunately you can't see inside.

So far I found no SATA cable manufacture with the seal posted yet.
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21 May 2011   #39
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I tested my C300 using both types and the results showed no benefit from using a "SATA 3" cable
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21 May 2011   #40
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Going somewhat off in a tangent, I found some SATA III cables which are round, rather than the typical flat shape. Is there any reason that these would be better or worse?
They aren't as flexible. That might be important for your cable management.
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