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SATA 2 to SATA 3 worth it? Please advise!

post #1 of 14
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Hello guys!

Please check my sig rig... I'm very pleased with it - But I find loading times and booting times to still not feel that fast.

So I had the idea of upgrading my hard drive!

The question is... Should I upgrade to SATA III? Will it be worthwhile?

I'm looking at a Western Digital 500GB one.

Also I can't afford an SSD right now - So it's quite out of the question, also it seems that to get a decent size, you have to pay a LOT!

Please advise!

Thanks in advance!
    
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post #2 of 14
It is my understanding that you will not see a difference with a HDD as a mechanical drive won's saturate the bandwidth of sata 2 anyway.
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no point upgrading to sata III with a HDD. you could get a spinpoint F3 1TB, i think that is the fastest HDD there is.
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Thanks for the quick replies.. I'm basically just looking for a way to get fast access times without upgrading to SSD!
    
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post #5 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattCrinos View Post
Thanks for the quick replies.. I'm basically just looking for a way to get fast access times without upgrading to SSD!
No single HDD will saturate a SATA3.0 line and hence benefit at all from SATA6.0

HDDs are not bottlenecked by the bus connector. They are bottlenecked internally on the buffer-to-disk.
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post #6 of 14
well i say get a spinpoint f3 1tb. im going to soon.
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post #7 of 14
I'm wondering about getting a server board that supports 128Gb of DDR3 and installing to a RAM disk lol. Bypass the PTBarnum SSD hucksters and get something really fast.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813151220R

EDIT: $dang$ 8Gb modules are +$200 each...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820161380
Edited by sgilmore62 - 3/2/11 at 2:24pm
    
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post #8 of 14
No point unless you are using SSDs. However if you want more speed without getting a SSD, you can put your drives in RAID 0 or Short Stroke them.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sgilmore62 View Post
I'm wondering about getting a server board that supports 128Gb of DDR3 and installing to a RAM disk lol. Bypass the PTBarnum SSD hucksters and get something really fast.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813151220R
You will need ECC RAM...
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what about raid?
    
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