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SATA ii or SATA iii cable for OCZ vertex 3?

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Hey guys got the vertex 3 at the door, just wondering does it matter what cable i use? I will be plugging it into the 6Gbps port on my mobo(not the one in sig) Not sure if i have sata 3 cables, any way to check? Will i still get the same speed if i use the ii?

Also on a side note, whats the point of having SATA connections on the back of the mobo/PC? Dont most HDDs need a power cable as well?
Edited by cruisx - 12/5/11 at 11:34am
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All SATA cables are the same!
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post #3 of 11
The Sata II cable, in theory, should be the same as the III.

Use the II cable and bench the drive, this will tell us if it's all good.
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Ok so i did a bench, 480 read and 87 write.....is that normal for a vertex 3? Its connected to a 6Gbps port but these numbers seem to low.. score was like 320 or something

Also under RST it shows that data cacheing is enabled, how do i disable it? I want to use the ssd as a game drive only, would the caching be slowing it down? I can find an option to disable it.
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Ok so i did a bench, 480 read and 87 write.....is that normal for a vertex 3? Its connected to a 6Gbps port but these numbers seem to low.. score was like 320 or something
Also under RST it shows that data cacheing is enabled, how do i disable it? I want to use the ssd as a game drive only, would the caching be slowing it down? I can find an option to disable it.

What benchmark are you using and what size drive do you have?

For instance if you have a 60gb version and use as-ssd, you should have a 455mb sequential read a 85mb seq write.
post #6 of 11
My OCZ Vertex 3 is supposed to be rated 520MB, max read is 210! Thats with a SATA 3 rated cable and 2 different SATA 6 motherboards!
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post #7 of 11
Mine gets
544mb/s max, 469mb/s average, 131mb/s min read.
388mb/s max, 201mb/s average, 85mb/s min write.
With the HD tune tests.

Using the AMD Sata 6 driver since the marvell one seemed to be capped at 480mb/s but kept the same average and min speeds.
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after doing some research seems like assd is a bit diff with sandforce drives, i used ATTO and it seems normal correct?

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post #9 of 11
Maximum PC did a test with the very first SATA cables to the latest SATA cables. http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/your_sata_cable_slowing_down_your_data_transfers_max_pc_investigates

Basically all SATA cables are the same although it is possible you might get a few defective ones. SATA I, II, and III cables are just branding for resale to sell more cables to customers or for confused customers.
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