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western digital's SATA cable with SecureConnect- worth it?

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just bought a western digital raptor 150g oem on newegg, then visited western digital's homepage where i saw this, which they sell with their retail raptor drives:

it's $10, and below i have pasted the description. since i have bought the oem version of the drive at newegg, i assume i am going to have to buy a sata cable. do folks think it's wise or worth it to buy the secureconnect cable, or is there not an appreciable difference?


SATA cable with SecureConnect™

WD’s Serial ATA cables with SecureConnect™ provide a stable, secure attachment between the hard drive and SATA interface and SATA power cable. With SecureConnect, the drive to cable connection is strengthened by more than 500% compared to standard SATA cables. This cable is for use only with WD SATA hard drives.

* Length: 0.5 meter (approximately 19 inches)
* 5-year warranty
* For use only with WD Serial ATA hard drives
* Data transfer rate: 150 MB/s or 300 MB/s
* Model number: WDSC50RCW

Important compatibility note: When using the WD SecureConnect cable, you must use the legacy power adapter because the SecureConnect cable utilizes the SATA power port to provide additional stability.

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