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Old 06-29-2011, 11:32 AM   #1
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Default difference between S-ATA 2 and S-ATA 3 HD

Is there a significant difference ?
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:49 AM   #2
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Provided everything in your chain (your hard drive, cabling and motherboard) are supporting SATA II, you should get transmission speed of 3GB/s. SATA III (provided everything in the chain are supporting SATA III, should bring speeds of 6GB/s.
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Provided everything in your chain (your hard drive, cabling and motherboard) are supporting SATA II, you should get transmission speed of 3GB/s. SATA III (provided everything in the chain are supporting SATA III, should bring speeds of 6GB/s.
Are most hard drives capable of reading from or writing to the platters at 6Gb/s?
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Any drive that is 'SATA III' will be claiming to read/write at 6BG/s, this is probably not true as it would then render alot of SSDs obsolete. lol
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It's not 3 or 6GB/s it's 3 or 6 Gb/s .... $5,000 ssd's in pcie slots can't even get 3GB/S let alone 6 how could a platter drive on sata 2 get 3GB/S??!?!?!? Just wanted to clerify so people to misuse the "B" as bytes, not bits...
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It's not 3 or 6GB/s it's 3 or 6 Gb/s ....[...]
Good point! There is a big difference between bits and bytes!
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