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Old 09-05-2011, 07:59 PM   #1
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if you have a sata 6 gb/s hardrive but its pluged into a 3 gb/s plug on mobo. what will that do?
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It will operate at max 3Gb/s.
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that exsplains why its been goin slow. anyway get like a pci adapter or something to put in 6gb/s?
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that exsplains why its been goin slow. anyway get like a pci adapter or something to put in 6gb/s?
Actually, it won't explain anything.

Modern platter or rotational hard drives don't saturate even the 1.5 Mbps SATA first gen spec without extra help (RAID, very fast spindle speeds), that's roughly 150 MB/sec. Most hard drives barely touch 120MB/sec even when they're the faster, new ones. SATA 3 offers more of a ceiling than 1.5, as does 6.

The bottom line is that the hard drive likely isn't slow because of the interface, there's something else going on with your system or you bought a crummy hard drive
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same as in my computer segate barracuda

its just everyonce in a while the computer wil freeze and the hardrive indecator will be maxed
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You've got a program or something in the background that is throttling it. You need to check your system for viruses/malware/proper drivers before you do much else.
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max 3gb/s access time will still b the same 5.5ms or what ever
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Access times on hard drives have nothing to do with the interface speed. It's about rotational velocity and head movements.
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Access times on hard drives have nothing to do with the interface speed. It's about rotational velocity and head movements.

Oh thats what my teacher told me, gess i had my ears closed.
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What degree did you go/ are going for?
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