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icy dock with a sata 3 ?

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with my rig i got my ssd in a icy dock im i lowering the performance of my drives using these icy docks?

http://www.icydock.com/product/mb882sp-1s-1.html
post #2 of 10
Nope. You shouldn't be anyway. It's a Sata connector to and from the SSD so nothing should be lost. Though this thing does look kinda awesome. xD
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the icy said its for sata 2 your sure

Item Number: Black MB882SP-1S-1B
External Interface SATA
Compatible Drive Type 2.5" SATA I/II HDD & SSD (9.5mm)
Device fit 3.5" SATA hard drive bay
Transfer Rate up to 3 Gb/sec
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Ooooh. If it's a Sata2, then you might be losing some. I read from the page and it said it was a Sata3. Do you remember when you bought it?
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had it about a year now, bought it when ssd first came out
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Ehhhh. If the Converter was Sata2 though, I don't think you'd be losing much performance. Don't quote me on that, but It's still amazingly fast even if it's on Sata2. tongue.gif
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ill see what others have to say, thanks bud
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There is no SATA controller in that bay device. It is just a wire-only adapter so the SATA version support is entirely based on your storage controller.


However, why spend so much on a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter?
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The thing about so many products which house and connect HDD's and SSD's is that they really just transport the communication to the drive, like and extra cable would by comparison. The reason why they specify things like "Compatible with SATA/2/3" is just for marketing purposes. When SATA2 came out, they specified "Compatible with SATA2" even though nothing needs to be done to MAKE them compatible simply so people who don't know better won't go for the competitor's product which did. There is still tons of hot swap cages and products like yours out which haven't yet changed the spec on paper to say SATA3, even though the specification is irrelevant.

EDIT: It's similar to how ASUS boards include "SATA III cables" they are just plain old SATA cables that say "SATA III" on them, lol
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cool thanks guys, reps for all your help
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