Would a SATA II Connection Bottleneck a SATA III Hybrid Drive?

Hey guys. I have this 1TB Seagate Hybrid Drive.
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Obviously, it's a SATA rev III drive. However, the motherboard I'm currently using only came with 1 SATA III port, which I'm using for my SSD. That said, my question is: would a SATA III compatible hybrid drive be bottlenecked by a SATA II motherboard. I'm aware that a standard HDD wouldn't be bottlenecked but I'm not too sure about Hybrid Drives.

Thanks so much in advance!
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  1. anonymous1 said:
    dont sweat it.


    There won't be any bottlenecking whatsoever? I don't even want to loose .1 mbps of transfer speed.
  2. Well you're going to be limited to sata 2 speeds but the only time you'd even get near that is in sequential which is like large file transfers which shouldn't be cached anyways. Even on a ssd, sata 2 is really not a bottleneck for typical real world uses.
  3. Since you already have the drive is it too late to point out that its a 5400rpm drive with only 8gb of SSD? Also please be aware you have no control what-so-ever over what the drive keeps in the SSD. Enjoy your new drive. You should still see wicked fast startups!
  4. popatim said:
    Since you already have the drive is it too late to point out that its a 5400rpm drive with only 8gb of SSD? Also please be aware you have no control what-so-ever over what the drive keeps in the SSD. Enjoy your new drive. You should still see wicked fast startups!


    Oops linked to the wrong drive. I meant the 7200rpm desktop version
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