Dear MacMini-Drive -extenders,
we have put SSDs as second drives to the MacMini 2012, which runs at 6Gbit.
Therefore we had to retrieve the cables; internal cables, not a long test-cable as in the article.
We tried cables from iFixit, nonane china and (untested yet) OWC.
The 6Mbit seems a real problem for the cables!
Data-flow gets stalled often (time-outs for up to 20sec) when the chinese cables are in use at 6Gbit; and once this also happens with the iFixit-cable, which looks similar.
3Gbit seems to work fine.
We will now test the OWC-cable and I will post the results.
The OWC-cable we have has a completely different look, color and it seems to have more vias for the ground, which might (hopefully) help at high frequency!
Because we can only now warn - 6Gbit is not an easy task for 3rd party replacement cables!