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SATA III hard drive for USB 3.0 enclosure?

Last response: in Storage
September 27, 2013 10:24:06 PM

I have a USB 3.0 enclosure for a 2.5" HDD, and I would like to know if I should get a SATA III drive for it or not. Will I maximize the USB 3.0 by having SATA III connection, or would it essentially be the same to use the slower SATA II? I know II is up to 3 gb/s where III is up to 6 gb/s, but I didn't know how much these figures really come in to play when using USB.

a c 84 G Storage
September 28, 2013 12:48:14 AM

when using a HDD, there will be no difference between SATA2 and SATA3