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18inch SATA Serial ATA cable
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0.17 lbs

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18inch SATA Serial ATA cable

While parallel data transfers are theoretically faster than serial transfers, the older Parallel ATA (PATA) was limited to a maximum data transfer rate of 133 Mbps.

Serial ATA (SATA) was introduced in 2003 and rapidly replaced PATA as the dominant standard, not least of which was because of the more than tenfold increase in speed to 1.5 Gbps. As an added bonus, the smaller connectors and thinner cables made it far easier to route and connect cables within a computer case, turning what had usually been a rat's nest of wide ribbon cables into a more manageable group of cables, which improved air circulation and system cooling.

This 18" internal SATA cable is certified for 1.5 Gbps speeds and is suitable for connection to hard drives, optical drives, and other internal SATA 1.5 Gbps devices.

39 Reviews

98.97% of the reviewers recommend this product


Works well

  • Andrew R,
  •  Charlotte, NC 
  • 3/25/2015 2:54:55 PM

Pros: Low cost, long length cable

Cons: No lock for connector, in either motherboard or HDD

I needed a ton of wires for my server setup that I was building, the local computer store was out, so I ordered from here. The cables came to me in a timely manager and were exactly what I expected for cables at this cost. I have seen no data loss so far, and the drives are detected fully. Since this is in a fixed server setup, it's perfect, but for anything that's even remotely mobile, I wouldn't recommend.

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  • Jeff,
  •  Rogersville, MO 
  • 3/20/2015 12:37:50 PM

Pros: Perfect cable for internal server use

I used this cable to add a new drive to an existing server. Worked perfectly! Hooked up the new drive in seconds.

Monoprice has the best price I found on the internet for this cable.

You could use this cable externally, however, the 18" length may not be appropriate for such applications.

Great product at a great price!

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  • Scott,
  •  Clinton Township, MI 
  • 3/17/2015 10:29:35 AM

Pros: Cheap

Cons: None

I've been using this cable for about a year and it works perfectly.

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  • guy damico,
  •  Palm Harbor, FL 
  • 1/22/2015 12:10:20 PM

Pros: Items were packaged individually, worked as expected.

Cons: None

They work, no issues

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  • Anonymous,
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  • 1/10/2015 8:14:58 AM

Pros: Fast Service ! Delivered on time!

Exactly what I needed and exactly as advertised ! Worked like a charm ! Thanks for the awesome service!

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