Is a sata III cable different than a sata II cable?

Im looking to buy a new SSD from Crucial, the 6Gbps sata III model. Im pretty sure it doesnt come with any cables, so I'm wondering if I can use sata II cables to connect the sata III SSD to my sata III slot on my P6X58D-E motherboard. Or do I need to buy special 6Gbps cables in order to get the full speed.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    All SATA cables use the same electrical connector and wiring.

    SATA 6.0 Mbps (they don't like the SATA 3 term) mandates a locking connector at each end of the cable. Plain old SATA 3.0 cables will work just fine, as long as they don't wiggle loose, however.

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  • 9 years ago

    Yea one has a II and one has a III

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  • 9 years ago

    Yes, the cables are different.

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