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SATA 2 vs SATA 3, does it affect format time?

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I am in the process of building a PC just for formatting as i have an ASUS M4A78LT-m LE motherboard spare. It has 6 SATA 2 ports on i but my question is does sata 2 or sata 3 affect format time? I am using DBAN so a DoD format will take anywhere from 6-12 hours depending on the drive, so speed isnt a major factor but if the difference is an hour or more then i will consider buying another motherboard with SATA 3 ports.
 
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HDDs will not saturate SATA II ports so moving them to SATA III will make no difference.
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ok cool thats all i needed to know smile.gif the build will continue then, thanks smile.gif
 
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Edit - Forgot we are talking HDD and not something like SSD so no it won't matter
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HDD's and SSD's but mostly HDD's at this stage. In saying that i am currently formatting 4 SDD's with it. lol. The throughput is around the 500,000kb/s which is pretty good i think. But i am no expert in the area...
 
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