3Gbps sata vs 6Gbps sata Tags: Hard Drives SATA Motherboards Storage Last response: July 18, 2011 9:12 PM in Storage Share velocci July 15, 2011 5:16:03 PM Hi all, I have an Asus Z68 motherboard and the i2600k CPU. Currently i'm using a 3Gbps hardrive. If I were to switch to a 6Gbps hardrive, will I notice an increase in performance? More about : 3gbps sata 6gbps sata PhilFrisbie a b G Storage July 15, 2011 7:38:26 PM Maybe, maybe not. You are simply referring to the interface maximum transfer speed, but there are other things to consider like platter speed, seek time, etc. Also, your usage matters. In other words, are you editing large video files that need to quickly steam, or are you using large database apps where random read/write speed is more important? velocci July 15, 2011 7:53:38 PM i'm mainly using my PC for email, internet, downloading and gaming. Related resources SATA 6Gbps VS . SATA 3Gbps Raid - Forum SSD 3Gbps or 6Gbps ? - Forum I have a 3gbps motherboard but am thinking about installing a 6gbps hd drive th - Forum Samsung spinpoint f3 1tb 3gbps or WD caviar blue 500gb 6gbps OS DRIVE? - Forum SATA III/SAS 6Gbps RAID Setup - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer PhilFrisbie a b G Storage July 18, 2011 7:34:50 PM You will probably will not notice much difference. MAYBE if you play a game that has levels; the levels will load faster which might be worth it. FireWire2 a b G Storage July 18, 2011 9:07:17 PM PhilFrisbie said:You will probably will not notice much difference. MAYBE if you play a game that has levels; the levels will load faster which might be worth it. 2nd to that! RetiredChief a b V Motherboard a c 349 G Storage July 18, 2011 9:12:08 PM Only performance boost for a SATA 6 HDD on SATA III is in the burst speed. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWould intel's new 510 series run on a Sata 3Gbps interface? ForumSATA III 6Gbps compatible laptops ForumAM3 SATA 6Gbps SLI MB? ForumWould you invest in SATA 3.0 ( 6gbps ) and USB3.0 ForumSATA 6Gbps ForumNew Intel SSD 510 6Gbps Sata III ForumWorth installing SSD on SATA 3gb/s interface? ForumBackwards Compatible 3Gbps ForumFirst SSD advice? Forum[Solved] SATA I, II & III permutations ForumLaptop SATA HDD is not Detected Forum[Solved] MLC vs SLC, IDE vs SATA ? ForumUsb2.0 to ide and sata cable Forum[Solved] 3.5" SATA HDD to connect to laptop USB. ForumIBM x3650 with serveraid controller compatible with emc kle sata array More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !