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There is NO advantage from putting a mechanical drive on SATA3 (6GB). the drive will barely saturate a SATA2 port.
That said. the 500Gb platter drives (500GB/1000GB) are newer tech. and faster than 250GB platter drives (750GB)

Also, Everyone keeps saying that the Samsung are the fastest drives. If your willing to spend the money the Western Digital RE4's are faster, much more reliable, and quitier. And much more expensive.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136798
Edited by ski-bum - 5/21/11 at 6:10am
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Originally Posted by ski-bum View Post
There is NO advantage from putting a mechanical drive on SATA3 (6GB). the drive will barely saturate a SATA2 port.
That said. the 500Gb platter drives (500GB/1000GB) are newer tech. and faster than 250GB platter drives (750GB)

Also, Everyone keeps saying that the Samsung are the fastest drives. If your willing to spend the money the Western Digital RE4's are faster, much more reliable, and quitier. And much more expensive.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136798
Actually, only a couple of mechanical hard drives can saturate a SATA 1 controller. None can even come close to a SATA2 or 3 controller yet.
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