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Hello. I have a quick question for you guys. I have purchased a Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3. As soon as my new OS shows up(soon!) I'll be installing it in my sig rig. my delima is which HDD to use for my OS. I have a Samsung F3 that runs at 3Gb/s and a Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 that runs at 6 Gb/s. both drive's have served me well but I have never used sata 3 before. Would using the sata III drive over the Sata II drive be noticeably faster? Thank you guys.
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You're not going to notice any real difference because of the limitations of mechanical drives you hardly hit the cap for SATAII speeds. Maybe a slight difference in burst rate, but hardly anything to even consider. Just pick the one you want/need to get the job done.

SATAII vs SATAIII only makes a difference in SSD drives.
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i guess yes bcoz the cache that sata III uses is also 2x more then SataII i guess
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Even though the WD black is sata III, It really doesn't even utilize sata II to its full potential. Between those two drives there is almost no difference in performance that is felt in real world. However I have both and I have to say the f3 is DECIBELS quiter than the WD. So You might want to take that into consideration.

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You're not going to notice any real difference because of the limitations of mechanical drives you hardly hit the cap for SATAII speeds. Maybe a slight difference in burst rate, but hardly anything to even consider. Just pick the one you want/need to get the job done.

SATAII vs SATAIII only makes a difference in SSD drives.

I wasn't positive but that was my thought. I am eyeing a Crucial M4 drive as one of my next upgrade's so using the HDD will only last a month or two Thank you for the speedy response!
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Even though the WD black is sata III, It really doesn't even utilize sata II to its full potential. Between those two drives there is almost no difference in performance that is felt in real world. However I have both and I have to say the f3 is DECIBELS quiter than the WD. So You might want to take that into consideration.

Hope it helped.
I new the drive's performance where almost identical in Sata II, was not sure if using Sata III would put the black ahead though. and yes I do like the F3 more than the black
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