SATA Cable variety

By Phoenix CMXIV
Aug 23, 2008
  1. Say i buy a computer addon, like a CD Drive. It says the interface is "SATA"

    My mother board has a SATA 3Gb/s and a PATA, and SATA RAID

    Would the CD Drive, being only listed as a SATA interface, be able to hookup on the SATA 3Gb/s???
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Depends on the computer and the motherboard. Usually, computer mother boards as you describe use SATA hard drives, and EIDE ribbon cable CD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD-RW drives which work just as well. The additional speed of SATA doesn't really show up in a SATA optical drive until you get into the Blue drives.
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