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Originally Posted by Ascii Aficionado View Post

Ordering a Samsung 830 SATA III 256GB SSD tomorrow, will be my first SSD purchase.
And you supplied me with the info I was looking for, nice/thanks.

Not a problem. You missed the 3 hour sale bro. Newegg were giving them away today for 169.99 shipped. You missed out. tongue.gif
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Not a problem. You missed the 3 hour sale bro. Newegg were giving them away today for 169.99 shipped. You missed out. tongue.gif

Couldn't afford it today anyways.
 
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I have another potentially silly question. I see the SSD's have Write/Read speed around 500-600 MB/s. Does that mean that there would be no difference between their performance through SATA III and SATA II? Even SATA II - being 3 GB/s - appears to vastly exceed the output speed of the drive, no?
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I have another potentially silly question. I see the SSD's have Write/Read speed around 500-600 MB/s. Does that mean that there would be no difference between their performance through SATA III and SATA II? Even SATA II - being 3 GB/s - appears to vastly exceed the output speed of the drive, no?

Some SSD's are already saturating the SATA III 6Gbps, the Vertex 4, Samsung 840 Pro and other SSD's have already hit a wall at sequential Reads at 510MB. It's only a matter of time before Write performance reaches that wall, the only way around it is using two SSD's in RAID 0 up to about 1GB!
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Some SSD's are already saturating the SATA III 6Gbps, the Vertex 4, Samsung 840 Pro and other SSD's have already hit a wall at sequential Reads at 510MB. It's only a matter of time before Write performance reaches that wall, the only way around it is using two SSD's in RAID 0 up to about 1GB!

I am confused. If SATA III allows for 6 GB/s transfer, how does 500 MB/s, or even 1 GB/s saturate it? Doesn't SATA III have at least 6 times the capacity of the current SSD's? Please edjumacate me if I'm missing something.
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SATA II and III ratings are in bits/s, not bytes.

6 Gbps is 6000/8= 750 MB/s

3 Gbps = 375 MB/s

notice it's a little b meaning bits not bytes.8bits in a byte.
    
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Also check out THW comparison of SATA 2 vs. SATA 3 http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sata-6gbps-performance-sata-3gbps,3110-3.html

While SSDs don't generally exceed 3 Gbps by much if at all, it's obviously a lot more nuanced than that for technical reasons I don't really know. The review shows that you're getting a real life difference of ~20-30% with SATA 3. That doens't mean an SSD is not worht getting on SATA 2, since it's still like 500% faster than an HDD.
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SATA II and III ratings are in bits/s, not bytes.
6 Gbps is 6000/8= 750 MB/s
3 Gbps = 375 MB/s
notice it's a little b meaning bits not bytes.8bits in a byte.

Nice math there thumb.gif It's amazing how many people confuse the B's and b's
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Also check out THW comparison of SATA 2 vs. SATA 3 http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sata-6gbps-performance-sata-3gbps,3110-3.html
While SSDs don't generally exceed 3 Gbps by much if at all, it's obviously a lot more nuanced than that for technical reasons I don't really know. The review shows that you're getting a real life difference of ~20-30% with SATA 3. That doens't mean an SSD is not worht getting on SATA 2, since it's still like 500% faster than an HDD.

SSD's are HDD killers because of many other things other than seq read/write numbers...

-Seek Time
-Random Read/Writes
-Power Consumption
-No heat

Don't get caught up in the sequential stats.
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Nice math there thumb.gif It's amazing how many people confuse the B's and b's
SSD's are HDD killers because of many other things other than seq read/write numbers...
-Seek Time
-Random Read/Writes
-Power Consumption
-No heat
Don't get caught up in the sequential stats.

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