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    Are shorter SATA cable faster?

    Wanted to ask if anyone has tried those short(7-10 inch) SATA data cables and if they noticed any difference in performance. My HDD is right by the SATA connections on the mobo and I am considering getting these kinds of cables. Thanks.
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    Re: Are shorter SATA cable faster?

    Shouldnt hurt to use them, but a decrease of a few inches wouldn't benefit performance much.

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    Re: Are shorter SATA cable faster?

    Performance should not be any different. It's all about cable routing and convience.

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    Re: Are shorter SATA cable faster?

    Thanks for the feedback. I was hoping the shorter distance might give a little boost. Have either of you used them and noticed no difference or are you theorizing? Thanks.
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    Re: Are shorter SATA cable faster?

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    Re: Are shorter SATA cable faster?

    with r/c cars shorter cables= faster runs and longer runs an r/c car aint a comp though lol

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    Re: Are shorter SATA cable faster?

    technicaly, yes the shorter cables are faster, so are shorter bus's inside the comp, but it will be a very very small, unoticable difference, the data will get there .000000001ms faster =)

    a wire is like a hose with ping pong balls in it, once the wire/hose is "live", filled with electrons/balls, as soon as you put one more electron/ball in one end, one pops out the other side, making power wires instantanious, but for data transferyou gotta wait for the ball you put in to make it out the other side

    i can't wait till we have batteries that are just a can of electrons =)

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