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Seagate barracuda 1tb supports sata 6gb/s?

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March 16, 2011 2:04:30 PM

I'm going to buy a motherboard with sata 6gb/s support. So I was also going to buy the above hard drive. Does this hard drive support 6gb/s? or do I have to change it? :) 

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March 16, 2011 3:37:28 PM

Any SATA drive will work with any SATA connection, barring some very rare firmware/BIOS issues which will probably come up .001% of the time.
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March 16, 2011 3:44:26 PM

hang-the-9 said:
Any SATA drive will work with any SATA connection, barring some very rare firmware/BIOS issues which will probably come up .001% of the time.

THANKS A LOT :)  I was waiting for that only :) 
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March 16, 2011 3:48:31 PM

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March 16, 2011 4:12:47 PM

I should add that the DRIVE does not need to support 6gig connection, rather that motherboard port spec needs to support being backward compatible with older drive specs. And the SATA specs are backwards compatible.
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April 2, 2011 6:39:09 AM

Just wondering if it goes the other way, just bought a new MB that supports 3gb/s hard drives, I had a 6gb/s hard drive around and the MB hangs during boot using it (6gb/s). The SATA ports seem ok as they recongnize the CDROM and the MB booted up fine with a 1.5gb/s drive that had an OS on it I pulled from another computer.

Hadn't built a new system for awhile and just figured the drives would be OK. The drive was originally purchased for an external enclosure for backups and a quick grab in case of an emergency. Worked OK with an older computer but it was using USB for the interface.
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April 2, 2011 7:02:24 AM

I think I chose the wrong answer. Sata 3gb/s hard drives does not support 6gb/s.
HDD are not for SATA 6gb/s, only SSD will have improvement when connected.

its better to go with Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB :) 
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April 4, 2011 2:59:25 PM

mercuryman24 said:
I think I chose the wrong answer. Sata 3gb/s hard drives does not support 6gb/s.
HDD are not for SATA 6gb/s, only SSD will have improvement when connected.

its better to go with Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB :) 


Are you talking about improved speeds or "working"? Even an SSD will not need a 6gb SATA.
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April 4, 2011 4:21:05 PM

hang-the-9 said:
Are you talking about improved speeds or "working"? Even an SSD will not need a 6gb SATA.

I'm talking about improved speeds. The speed from sata 3gb/s and sata 6gb/s are not noticing. But with an SSD it is...
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April 4, 2011 4:41:54 PM

mercuryman24 said:
I'm talking about improved speeds. The speed from sata 3gb/s and sata 6gb/s are not noticing. But with an SSD it is...


That's not what you asked though :-)

I think even with an SSD, you'd need a RAID 0 array of several drives and a good controller to need more than a 3gig interface.
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