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Sata II

by kcholly / March 2, 2006 8:07 AM PST

I'm trying to add a SATA II drive to my Dell computer. The folks at Addonics.com sell only 1 type of Sata cable and they claim that Sata I and II use the same cable. Is this true, or if I use there Sata cable, will I be limited to Sata I speed of 1.5 gb/sec? Is there a cable that is made specifically for Sata II speed?

Here's the URL for the Addonics cable:
http://www.shopaddonics.com/itemdesc.asp?CartId={C955F589-8F14-4F4B-AADEVEREST7-5FF3A0CE56E0}&ic=AASAIDC36I

I have a Dell Dimension 340, Window XP Pro.
Thanks.

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The cable is the same
by Ray Harinec / March 2, 2006 10:05 AM PST
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electrically. Later versions of the cable and drive had a connector that "latched" on a little. The earliest version connectors fell off [disconnected] easily.

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(NT) (NT) Thanks, Ray
by kcholly / March 2, 2006 12:16 PM PST
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SATAII upgrade-- xps600 & P380
by kahra27 / March 2, 2006 12:24 PM PST
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I'm also very interested in learning about what to look for on a pc to know whether it's SATA II upgradable. Just bought XPS600 & P380 & although my order was for SATA II it's looking like neither is really SATA II. MY working theories right now are is that XPS has a SCSI (Nvidia) HD & P380 has an Ultra ATA HD. There also might be overclocking involved which might be bringing data transfer speed to 120ishmb/sec. It's also possible that these HD's are SATA I.-- I'm seeing different info in the PC diagnostic software that I've been using which is why I only have working hypotheses at the moment on exactly what PCs have on them. any input here is greatly appreciated. (About your question-- I recall wikipedia having very useful info although I don't recall there being a distinction between SATA I & II. But I'll look again. )

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SATAII upgrade-- xps600 & P380
by kahra27 / March 2, 2006 10:15 PM PST
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I'm also very interested in learning about what to look for on a pc to know whether it's SATA II upgradable. Just bought XPS600 & P380 & although my order was for SATA II it's looking like neither is really SATA II. MY working theories right now are is that XPS has a SCSI (Nvidia) HD & P380 has an Ultra ATA HD. There also might be overclocking involved which might be bringing data transfer speed to 120ishmb/sec. It's also possible that these HD's are SATA I.-- I'm seeing different info in the PC diagnostic software that I've been using which is why I only have working hypotheses at the moment on exactly what PCs have on them. any input here is greatly appreciated. (About your question-- I recall wikipedia having very useful info although I don't recall there being a distinction between SATA I & II. But I'll look again. )

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