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    Default Sata cable question

    Lo all, i've just got a sataII h/d do i need the sataII cable's to go with it or is all that just sales gimic ? Also as i have a sataI drive, will both of these h/drive work ok on the same mobo ? or do i need them to be both the same. i.e both sataII or both sataI
    Noob question i know
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    Default Re: Sata cable question

    A SATA cable is a SATA cable. No differences other than maybe quality, but they all work for all drives.
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    Default Re: Sata cable question

    Thanks for quick reponse. What about mixing sata I and sata II drives in same pc
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    Default Re: Sata cable question

    Should be a non issue. I run 1 IDE drive in my PC and 2 SATA 2 drives in RAID.
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    Default Re: Sata cable question

    Thanks
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