Hi i got a sata iii western digtail 1 tb harddrive and its all i have no raid 0 is there any difference if i use sata iii or sata ii.? RIght now its on sata iii but my mobo makes my pci-e card run at x8 pcie insdide of x16 and im a gamer.. So does anyone know if there is a difference ? in sata iii sata ii with only 1 hardrive non ssd?
1) Current HDDs run slower than the limit on the SATA II interface, so it doesn't matter if you run it on your SATA II or SATA III ports.
2) I'm confused about the main point of this post. Whether you run the HDD attached to an SATA III port or an SATA II port should make absolutely no difference in how many lanes run to your PCI-E card.
Can you provide a little more info?
o Motherboard and CPU
o All PCI-E cards, and which slots ther are plugged into
o What exactly is showing you how many PCI-E lanes are running to your card, which I assume is your video card