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Seriously I don't consider SATA6 any kind of marketing gimmick.
How is it not a marketing gimmick on mechanical hard drives?

The drive will NEVER even come close to saturating SATA 3 Gbps speeds, why even go through the effort of putting a SATA 6 Gbps controller on the drive other than the sake of taking advantage of the less-than-informed user base?
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How is it not a marketing gimmick on mechanical hard drives?

The drive will NEVER even come close to saturating SATA 3 Gbps speeds, why even go through the effort of putting a SATA 6 Gbps controller on the drive other than the sake of taking advantage of the less-than-informed user base?
I second this opinion not only because I didnt know but because most consumers arent educated about every computer part. I mean I have built a few rigs and there is still alot of stuff I dont know. If all consumers were educated this forum wouldnt exist as it does really.
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Also, most customers, when seeing larger numbers, expect larger transfer rates (or better performance in general).
But I totally agree, a little bit of google and researching goes a long way for everyone.
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Also, most customers, when seeing larger numbers, expect larger transfer rates (or better performance in general).
But I totally agree, a little bit of google and researching goes a long way for everyone.
well when google fails ocn never does. And I did google this couldnt seem to find a difinitive answer.
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well when google fails ocn never does. And I did google this couldnt seem to find a difinitive answer.
True dat. OCN for all the win.
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How is it not a marketing gimmick on mechanical hard drives?

The drive will NEVER even come close to saturating SATA 3 Gbps speeds, why even go through the effort of putting a SATA 6 Gbps controller on the drive other than the sake of taking advantage of the less-than-informed user base?
Sorry....I saw the same thing with SATAI and II and considered that to be a consumer education problem.

I saw the exact same questions.

The problem seems to be that people don't realize that changing the "speed limit" higher doesn't make their "car" any faster.

I consider that an education problem.
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