If you’re wondering what on earth this is you’re not alone. This astonishing $500 Audiophile SATA SSD Cable claims to be the “best computer Hi-Fi cable ever built.”
The unnerving discovery was made by Mark Tyson of Tom’s Hardware, who brought it to our attention. We’ve all heard of cable fanatics and, while some of us are lucky enough to have them as friends, there are always those that take their cable kink a step further.
An Audiophile SATA SSD Cable?
The path to pristine audiophile-dom is an expensive one, laced with snake oil, so it’s always worth closely investigating outrageous claims before you go filling your online shopping cart with shiny crystal-infused hi-fi tech peripherals.
Over time, this quest for zero artifacts has led to the crossover between audiophile and computer hardware. Let’s take a look at what went into this anomalous SATA cable.
Modifications aside, what purpose does it actually serve? Audiophile Rocks, the seller, states in the item description on ebay that you simply connect one end of the cable to the “SATA port of the motherboard. The other end doesn’t need to be connected, but if you connect it to your hard drive you will get double the effect.”
While this sounds like a fascinating proposal, one has to wonder what went into the making of this cable to make it such a marvel of modern technological efficiency. The cable’s shielding appears to be fashioned from a 30cm (12-inch) flexible steel braided tube. However, the cable itself extends beyond the length of the “shielding” on either side, so go figure.
The main attraction, by far, has to be inside the steel tubing where the Audiophile Rocks Superstar Crystal Formula comes into play. On either end of the shielding, wooden stoppers have been added for reinforcement with black quartz crystal sprinkles for good measure. We do wonder about the utility of this design and what makes it tick.
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More about Audiophile cables:
- The monster SATA cable up close.: Audiophile Rocks / eBay / Tom's Hardware