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I have a question regarding speeds of Vertex 3 running only on SATAII port. Does it affect reading/writing speeds? If so how much?

I am thinking whether I should save some money and buy Intel 320/Vertex 2, or go Verterx 3, even tho my MB doesnt support it.
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It will affect speeds. On a SATA II you will be limited to read and writes speeds of 300mbps compared to the 500mbps or more read/write speeds on a sata III. If you plan on upgrading to a new motherboard soon then the drive will still be faster than a 2nd gen SSD. If you dont plan on upgrading, save your money and get a 2nd gen SATA II drive.

SATA 1 - 150mbps
SATA 2 - 300mbps
SATA 3 - 600mpbs
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Maybe even a couple of SATA II drives.
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Looks like i am not getting the 3rd gen SSD then. I wont be upgrading for quite some time.

I would get more than 1, but i am already little over the budget. I am also upgrading my GPU, so i was thinking GTX 570 + Vertex3, or GTX580 + cheap SSD.
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That's only sequential read/write. Sequential reads have nothing to do with programs starting up faster.
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That's only sequential read/write. Sequential reads have nothing to do with programs starting up faster.
So what does? Thanks.
 
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post #7 of 8
If you mainly game, then get a cheap ssd and a 580.

Edit: Sustained read is for loading games and programs. Which I am pretty sure the Vertex 3s go over 300mps for sustained read.
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So what does? Thanks.
Drive Access Time/Latency, IOPS, and small file read times. Things like the 4K are crucial for the OS and other programs which load many small files as opposed to fewer larger files.
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