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Is there a big performance gain from SATA 3GB to 6GB transfers ?

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basically i just realized I plugged my hard drive that has a 6gb transfer rate into my 3gb sata port. Right now i'm sorta lazy and don't really feel like fixing it unless there is a big increase in frames while gaming or something. So is there a big difference in performance for gaming or what?
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depending on what your drive is actually capable of....just because the drive has 6g sata doesn't mean it can actually transfer that fast...mechanical drives are not capable of those speeds period...so short answer...no
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No you won't see a performance difference, as your HDD will not even even be able to take advantage of SATA2 completely. The Hitachi 1TB platter drive is the closest it gets and it's still not close. The newer SSD on the other hand can take advantage as they're well beyond SATA2 specs. Which is why the need for SATA3 came in. :]
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