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Upgrading a HDD from sata 3gb/s to sata 6 gb/s

So im thinking about upgrading my HHD. I have 2 questions.

1. What is the main difference I will see going from 3 to 6 gb/s. thats the short one lol.

2. I did read the guide at the top of this forum section, however it seems only to have info up to windows XP. If i do upgrade I would like to do so by copying one HDD to the other and not doing a fresh Install. So what is the best program to do this and will it be pretty easy once I get that program? I learn fast and have just finished my first build by myself never working on a computer before. The only help I had was this forum :) so im confident as long as its not to hard Ill be able to do this with just a little help and guidance.

Thanks in advance :bounce:
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  1. 1. Make sure you plug into a SATA port on the motherboard that is rated for 6 GB/s

    2. If you want to replace your HDD (higher capacity newer tech HDD) then you need to 'clone' the present HDD. I did this to a laptop and to two desktops very successfully using Apricorn's Drivewire. Details here: http://www.apricorn.com/product_detail.php?type=family&id=39

    This is available at most computer stores as well as directly from Apricorn. Very helpful folks!
  2. Best answer
    1. Most likely none. Mechanical drives aren't that fast. They barely reach the 3g/s spec of SATA2. SATA3 (6G/s) is more for SSD's.

    2. Clonezilla works well.
    http://www.clonezilla.org
  3. Best answer selected by cburke82.
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