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November 7, 2010 3:37:15 AM

Is a Sata III hard disk compatible with nvidia nforce 610i motherboard? :hello: 

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November 7, 2010 11:57:45 AM

The motherboard only supports SATA II speeds.
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November 7, 2010 12:11:07 PM

ANS - Compatible YES ; Ideal Depends -> HDD/HHD Good...-> C300 SSD...Loses Speed.

SATA3 Interface is backwards compatible with SATA2 Interface.

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November 8, 2010 2:41:26 AM

So I may keep a SATA III HDD but won't experience much of the speed isn't it?
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November 8, 2010 9:57:24 AM

^ You'll lose next to nothing with a HDD with SATA3 Interface. ANY SATA3 HDD is approximately 1/2 of the SATA2 limit of 300 MB/s per device limit.

6.0 Gb/s SATA3 - Refers ONLY to the Interface, and has NOTHING to do with the speed of the drives.

Example:
DRIVE = 6.0 Gb/s SATA3 HDD R/W speed of 140 MB/s
6.0 Gb/s SATA3 | 600 MB/s limit/Interface
3.0 Gb/s SATA2 | 300 MB/s limit/Interface

The HDD with a 140 MB/s CANNOT saturate either Interface...

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November 8, 2010 11:15:42 AM

If it an SSD you are talking about, though, you could experience a slight loss in performance, but not anything you would have to write home about (yet). SSDs are getting faster, but they are not so fast yet that they can saturate a SATA3 channel. You could potentially saturate a SATA2 channel though.

I think where you are going to find the strength of SATA3 is in better support of the standards as well as saturation through bridge-type applications where you have multiple SATA3 devices on the same channel.
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November 19, 2010 5:56:17 PM

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November 20, 2010 6:20:27 AM

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