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Offline sleepyguy24

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Audiophile SATA cables????
« on: March 21, 2014, 08:30:18 PM »
Evening everyone.

I got an e-mail today from a cable vendor and I don't think I've seen this ever before. The audiophile SATA cable. I kid you not. An audiophile cable to connect your hard drives to your motherboards for those who still build their own PCs/Music Servers/HTPCs.

OneKey High End Audio Grade PC-Fi SATA Cable MK II 60cm


Sanctus SR100 High End Hi-Fi SATA Cable 50cm

I guess since a lot of us use high end cables from USB to speaker cables in our audio systems I guess the logical progression would be to start using higher end cables inside the PC. I wonder what is next though cable wise.

Whenever I built my PCs I just used used cables that would help optimize internal airflow. I really didn't think about anything else cablewise internally on my PC.

Looking forwards to thoughts on these cables.

Offline Carlman

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Re: Audiophile SATA cables????
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2014, 06:44:09 AM »
Why not?  I'm sure it 'shouldn't' make a difference but it will.  :rofl:
I really enjoy listening to music.

Offline malloy

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Re: Audiophile SATA cables????
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2017, 11:16:35 PM »
Has anyone tried a cheaper alternative to these since the last post?  This post got me thinking about the SATA cables in the computer-based system I use (a noisy, old HP Workstation). I took a look at the SATA cables to the 2 hard disks and they were of the thin, stock, cheap (30 or 28 awg) and most likely unshielded variety. I wanted to try a cheaper solution before I pulled the trigger on any boutique Sata cables like Pachanko, JCAT, Pang, etc. so I bought some 26awg cables with clear jackets and foil shielding - not bad for 10 bucks for the 2.  Let's see if I can hear any difference in sound. I'll report back if I do.