18inch SATA 6Gbps Cable w/Locking Latch - UV Green
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    18inch SATA 6Gbps Cable w/Locking Latch - UV Green
    Product # 4544
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    18inch SATA 6Gbps Cable w/Locking Latch - UV Green

    UV-active
    With Locking Capability
    6GB Maximum transfer rate
    Hot-swap capability
    Thinner Cable construction compares with ATA
    Locking latch connector guarantees proper connection to device
    Locking Latch connector is compatible with non-locking connector
    Background:
    Serial ATA (SATA) replaces Parallel ATA (PATA, a.k.a. IDE) as the new standard for high speed, reliable data transfer between your computers motherboard and storage drives.  SATA provides faster data transfers, less clutter due to a more compact cable, leading to better in-case air circulation and ability to hot swap connections.
    First generation SATA is generally referred to simply as SATA, but is also known as SATA 150 or SATA 1, has a thoughput of 1.5 gbit/s.  It is an internal interface that uses "L" type connectors.  They are referred to as "L" connectors because if you look at the female connector head on, it has a sideways "L" shaped slot.  The male connector has an "L" shaped tongue.
    Second generation SATA is known as SATA  3 Gbps but commonly referred to as SATA 2 and sometimes SATA 300.  It supports a 3.0 Gbps transfer rate and also uses the "L" type connector.  SATA 2 cables are backward compatible with first generation SATA devices.  However, maximum throughput will be limited to the least common denominator.
    To go with the newer SATA interface, SATA drives usually employ a new 15 pin power connector as oppose to the older 4 pin Molex power connectors used on older system.  However, some drives will have both types of connections for ease of installation into legacy systems.
    Here's where it can get confusing.  For use with external devices, eSATA was developed with a completely different type of connector.  eSATA uses "I" (letter i) type connectors because, as before, if you look at the connector straight on, there is an "I" shaped slot or tongue.  Not to be confused with SATA 1 (#1) which some manufacturers will label SATA I (roman numeral i) which tends to confuse some users.  So a cable that is labeled as having type "I" connectors are for eSATA and not SATA 1 cables. 
    eSATA has a maximum bandwidth of 6.0 gbit/s, same as SATA 3.  But along with the new connector type, it also calls for a shielded cable.  Though it has a faster transfer speed than USB 2.0 and Firewire 400/800 it has a shorter maximum range of 2 meters.

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    Works!

    • Marc Chiarelli,
    •  Jackson, NJ 
    • 1/2/2016 3:00:21 PM

    Pros: Did what it's supposed to do, Yeah

    Cons: none

    So I had ordered a Samsung 850 Pro SSD which needs a 6G cable and my older (5 year) system only used a 3G so it wasn't using it's full potential. So instead of doing a complete reformat of the system and then I was told by a computer guy that it might not still work because of the older Mother Board it was best to just use the cable so it would up the speed from 3G to around 4.9Gigs, this did improve the transfer rate better than the older 3G so while I'm not getting the full use out of the SSD at least it works faster and really faster than the old 1TB that is older.
    Buy 1 try it out it's only 2 Dollars.............M

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    Exellent Product

    • Anonymus ,
    •  Salisbury, MD 
    • 8/21/2015 3:58:40 PM

    Pros: Worked as advertised. Very easy to install.

    Cons: None

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    • Sentinel,
    •  Ocala, FL 
    • 9/7/2014 5:12:47 PM

    Pros: Solid feeling, quality made cable. Great price.

    Cons: None

    Great quality cables for a great price. They feel solid and well made and work right.

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    Great Product

    • Michael C,
    •  Edmond, OK 
    • 7/28/2014 5:28:54 AM

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nothing

    I needed a SATA III connector for my new SSD and came here first as the quality is always top notch while the price is rock bottom. I was not disappointed as this cable lives up to every expectation I had!

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    • Nicholas Maxwell,
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    • 4/21/2014 10:33:43 AM

    Pros: Everything about it...

    Cons: N/A

    I needed a SATAIII cable to hook up my new SSD, and voila, here it is for a very cheap price. Nothing to do but purchase. I am very happy!

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