Sata Tags: SATA Benchmark Hard Drives Storage Last response: December 24, 2010 10:51 PM in Storage Share Clinker42 December 24, 2010 10:48:21 PM Hi Guys Could you guys tell me if I have this correct. Sata 2 is capable of 3 gb/s data transfer Sata 3 is capable of 6 gb/s data transfer Now when I bench my drives, my Raptors will score 250 mb/s. So given that, it doesnt matter which port I stick them on because they are miles behind what the ports can handle. I also have a couple of Sata 3 drives, but they also do not go much past the 250 mb/s. So what Im trying to figure out, doesnt matter what port you stick any hard drive on because the drives arent capable of reaching any of the ports speed. That is also true for the SSD/S, they advertise data transfer speed of say 500 mb/s so they also are behind the ports capabilities. Am I correct or have I got something confused. Thanks More about : sata rolli59 a c 261 G Storage December 24, 2010 10:51:43 PM You are correct, the hardware is behind the ports capability. Basically the same as with GPU's they can not use all the bandwidth that the interface has available for them. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedDoes Asus z87-c support 6GB/s SATA III SSDs? Forum Solvedxfx 7850 - no 6pin pci's on psu - can i use sata - pci converters? Forum SolvedWhich SATA port to use on the Z97X-SOC FORCE? Forum SolvedMissing one SATA cable Forum SolvedSATA drive speed? Forum SolvedSATA Cable help? First time buying one. Forum SolvedSata II (3.0Gbps) and Sata III (6.0Gbps) performance difference when using HDD? Forum SolvedIDE , ATA , PATA , SATA... can you please explain these? Forum SolvedSSD for Sata II Forum SolvedDo I have enough SATA cables? Forum SolvedIs this SATA? Forum SolvedATA vs SATA Samsung 840ssd Forum Solvedwhat happen if a hdd is plugged in to the psu but the sata is not plugged in? Forum SolvedDo I have to use SATA port 1? Forum SolvedNew laptop went dead after setting SATA to RAID in Bios Forum SolvedSamsung 120gb EVO slow on sata2 and IDE Mode! Need some solutions. Forum SolvedCan I use the other SATA connectors ? Forum Solvedwhat are the best UV SATA cables? Forum SolvedDo I have a Sata II or Sata III port? Forum Solvedsata1.5 to 3/6 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !