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Sata II vs Sata III

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Is it really that much improved??
To me it seems that the SATA II SSD just seem more stable than SATA III
Also can you stick a SATA II 3Gb/s into a SATA III 6Gb/s??
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Originally Posted by zewi View Post
Is it really that much improved??
To me it seems that the SATA II SSD just seem more stable than SATA III
Also can you stick a SATA II 3Gb/s into a SATA III 6Gb/s??
Certain Sata 6gb/s drives are unstable. They may be fixed now with a firmware update. The jury is still out.

You can plug a Sata 3gb/s into a 6gb/s port and vice-versa no problem.

The cap on Sata 3gb/s is exceeded by some drives with sequential transfers. The Crucial M4 4k transfer rate can actually exceed 3gb/s speeds as well. It's the only current drive capable of doing that.
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there are other optimizations with sata III as well, such as improved latency. It isnt all about bandwidth!


*Isochronous Native Command Queuing (NCQ) streaming command to enable isochronous quality of service data transfers for streaming digital content applications.
*An NCQ Management feature that helps optimize performance by enabling host processing and management of outstanding NCQ commands.
*improved power management capabilities.
*A small low insertion force (LIF) connector for more compact 1.8-inch storage devices.
*A connector designed to accommodate 7 mm optical disk drives for thinner and lighter notebooks.
*Alignment with the INCITS ATA8-ACS standard.
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It's the Sandforce controller. I've only experienced a few hang ups here and there, but nothing major. Latest firmware so far for the Corsair Force GT seems pretty solid.
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