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I've purchased the Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s HDD, it states SATA 6Gb/s, so should I plug it in SATA 2 or SATA 3 port on my motherboard?
 

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sata 3 port
 

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theoretically, yes.
sata 2 is supposed to max out at 3gb/s and sata 3 is supposed to max out at 6gb/s. although how the h#!! a computer could send or recive 6gb/s is beyond me.
 

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theoretically, yes.
sata 2 is supposed to max out at 3gb/s and sata 3 is supposed to max out at 6gb/s. although how the h#!! a computer could send or recive 6gb/s is beyond me.
Do you know any software which will test the read/write speed as I'll try SATA 2 and 3 port to see which gives me better speed
 

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Do you know any software which will test the read/write speed as I'll try SATA 2 and 3 port to see which gives me better speed
don't matter, mechanical hard drives cant even reach full speed of sata 2, even if it states sata 6 gbps on that seagate it will never reach those speeds, so either way is the same, i dont think u should waste ur time testing the 2 ports as they will be the same. for an ssd, it is a different story.
 
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