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Okay, heres my thought. I'm thinking about getting 4x 1TB Samsung F3's for a RAID 0 config. They're SATA II with 32mb cache, as my motherboard doesnt even support SATA III. Will this configuration come close to the SATA II Bottleneck?

Also, does the bottleneck of 300 mb/s for SATA II mean 300 mb/s per port or drive, or is that the bottleneck bandwidth between the SATA controller and the southbridge? I'm guessing it's the bandwidth limit between the controller and the southbridge, but I could be wrong. Thanks for the help.
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300MB/s per port, so no mechanical SATA 2 drive is going to get near the limit.

This does not rule out other bottlenecks, which will depend on your controller, chipset, and other factors.
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Ok thanks, that clears that up a bit then. I wondered how they were saying that the SATA II limit couldn't be reached by mechanical drives but now I understand. I think i should be fine with other bottlenecks, i have a M4A79T Deluxe and Phenom II X6 1090T w/ 8 GB of RAM.
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