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A few SATA cable questions

#1 why on earth are SATA cables rated at 300 volts?

#2 how far can you safely (data transfer wise) bend or twist a SATA cable? (at certain points, like the middle of the cable, the connector ends of the cable)

#3 good idea or bad idea to use the cable shown?

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the metal is exposed under the insulation.

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photo is not clear enough to tell.

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Ok hold on...

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Go to the new photo via the web page and click on it then blow it up. Let's start over, tell us what you are doing.

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@mayer I was just wondering If I would be able to use that one if needed or if it may result in corruption due to the exposed cable.

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If you don't have any exposed metal showing, it should be fine.

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So, the orange cable is a goner.

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It maybe OK, the orange outer sheath covers the discreet wires which are shielded.

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OK. as long as the shield is not punctured?

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Each wire is shielded independently. The shields are tied together and the lines go to the pins. I would take a Ohm meter to check continuity and make sure the lines aren't shorted to the shields.

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