Sata II cable?

argoldst

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I just ordered a Sata II drive and am wondering if I need a special cable to connect it to the mb? Is there such a thing as a sata 2 cable or am I just supposed to use a plain Sata cable?

Any recommendations?
 

imported_Tick

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Yes, there is a SATA II cable, but the only difference is that it has a better, more shock-proof connector. But a regular SATA I cable will still work.
 

argoldst

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so with a sata II mb and sata II hard drive I could use a regular sata cable and have the proper sata 2 speed? Can anyone else confirm this?
 

Arcanedeath

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SATA 1 AND 2 cables are exactly alike, except some of the sata 2 cables have better connoctors
 

anarchyreigns

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There's no such thing as a SATA II cable, just SATA cables, of which some of the newer ones are of the click connect variety.