18inch SATA 6Gbps Cable w/Locking Latch - UV Green
    Product # 4544
    18inch SATA 6Gbps Cable w/Locking Latch - UV Green
    Product # 4544
    $2.61
    Length : 18in
    18in 24in 36in
    Color : Green
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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.
    4.8 / 5.0
    48 Reviews
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    5/5
    Good quality for the price, they look good and work great
    April 10, 2010
    5/5
    Great quality cables for a great price. They feel solid and well made and work right.

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

    CONS: None
    September 7, 2014
    Exellent Product
    5/5

    PROS: Worked as advertised. Very easy to install.

    CONS: None
    August 21, 2015
    5/5
    They did not cheap out on these SATA cables! Locking latch is very sturdy and the overall build quality is great. I bought these at a bunch of different lengths and 18" is more than enough to do some tidy wiring in an ATX board/case.

    PROS: - Great quality all around

    CONS: - None
    May 8, 2012
    Works!
    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

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

    CONS: none
    January 2, 2016
    Fantastic Cables
    I bought 6 of these cables and they work great. The locking latch is fantastic compared to the other cables I have without the latch. These will actually push the full 3 gbs for SATA II. They have lifetime warranty and whats more they are UV reactive and glow when you put either some UV LEDs or Cold Cathodes in your case. Fantastic buy as well considering you can get 6 cables for less than $12 shipped.
    December 2, 2008
    Great Product
    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!

    PROS: Everything

    CONS: Nothing
    July 28, 2014
    5/5
    Got here to Canada, no problem! Thank you

    PROS: Got here to Canada, no problem! Thank you
    August 6, 2011
    Great Cable
    Monoprice is my goto for cables. These were great looking and functioning. I am using these to replace non-locking cables when drives are acting flaky.

    PROS: Great looking cables

    CONS: none
    October 28, 2011
    5/5
    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!

    PROS: Everything about it...

    CONS: N/A
    April 21, 2014
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