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? m 0 l velocci July 15, 2011 7:53:38 PM i'm mainly using my PC for email, internet, downloading and gaming. m 0 l Related resources SATA 6Gbps VS. SATA 3Gbps Raid - Forum Performance question: SAS 10K 6Gbps and SATA SSD 3Gbps caching? - Forum Can 3gbps sata interface motherboard support 6gbps hard disk - Forum 3gbps vs 6gbps - Forum Would intel's new 510 series run on a Sata 3Gbps interface? - 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. m 0 l 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! m 0 l RetiredChief a b V Motherboard a c 353 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedsata 3gbs or sata 6gbps Forum Laptop with SATA III 6Gbps Forum RAID 0, yet motherboard only supports SATA 3/Gbps? Forum Best SATA III 6Gbps cable? Forum WD RE4 7200rpm Sata 3Gbps , It worth Considering Forum Intel 520 60GB in 3Gbps SATA Forum Sata 6gbps or 3 gbps on a HDD? Forum SATA III/SAS 6Gbps RAID Setup Forum P7P55D-E LX and Sata 6gbps? Forum ASUS M5A99X Evo - AM3+ - 990X - SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 - ATX DDR3 2133 Motherboa Forum SATA-III "6GBP/s" Forum Is 6gbps sata work in 3 gbps Forum Sata 3 6gbps hdd cables? Forum Need a good SATA 6GBps PCIe card Forum SSDs pushing limits of SATA 6Gbps - What's next? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !