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I assume that SATA3 means that the HDD would be at optimal performance when plugged into the SATA 6.0gb/s port? If so, then would it make a big difference if I used the SATA2 ports instead? I mean it's an HDD. And the new Vertex 3's will be using the SATA 6.0gb/s so I want to make room for them =p
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It won't matter for a HDD, they have yet to reach 200MB/s, while the practical limit for SATA II is around 280MB/s.
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oh well this is my hdd: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM
Why would it want a SATA3 6gb/s port? I'm confused =/
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oh well this is my hdd: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM
Why would it want a SATA3 6gb/s port? I'm confused =/
It does NOT require a SATA 6Gb/s port. The HDD just supports the newer protocol. It will work fine on a SATA 1.5Gb/s (bottlenecked though), 3Gb/s, or 6Gb/s port.
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Ahhh this makes so much more sense now. thanks for clearing this up for me =)
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