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Question about SATA II vs SATA III hard drives

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So I'm in the market for a new hard drive and my new MB supports SATA III. I can't afford a SSD right now so would there be any advantage to getting a SATA III hard drive over SATA II drive? I'm finding conflicting information that SATA II hard drives can be faster than SATA III drives.

I've been using a couple of IBM Deskstar drives (IDE) for about 6 years now and they run flawlessly but I'm looking for more storage (2TB) so I'd appreciate any recommendations for current quality HD manufactures.
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I would say for hds. There is no difference from sata II to sata III, only ssd take advantage of that as far as I know. And for manufactures I tend to get Hitachi, Seagate and Samsung. western digital is also a nice one but I had a few drives from them that failed on me .
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so would there be any advantage to getting a SATA III hard drive over SATA II drive?
No.
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