Been a long week. Sorry man. I meant to post the drive you did in your post. (or the list of SATAIII drives from OCZ...)
And I meant "C300 offers faster reads, but significantly slower writes
And you have a slight misconception in speed. SATAII supports up to 3Gbps, where OCZ lists its drive can read at speeds up to 550MBps.
A BIT is 1/8 of a BYTE. So, 3Gbps is really only 375MBps
EDIT: If I remember correctly, drives of a newer generation support (but are still limited by) ports of older gens. Same with USB, same with PCI-E, right? I KNOW
that drives of old gens run on ports of newer gens.
EDIT2: Ahh, yes...I remember now. SATA II and SATAIII devices come with two prongs that allow you to add a jumper, which drops the device's operation back a generation. At least someone upstairs is thinking