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WHAT IS ADVANTAGE OF 6GB/S DRIVES

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July 16, 2012 5:51:47 PM

faster??? you need a system that can handle the faster hard drive too tho.
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July 16, 2012 6:09:36 PM

These are for use with SATA3 motherboards. I don't think you'll see much of a performance difference with a single drive. It should perform better with RAID or a sata3 SSD.
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July 17, 2012 12:53:12 PM

To expand on what Hawkeye22 said:

For HDDs, there is no advantage at all. The 6 GB/s refers to the SATA connection between the drive and the controller on the motherboard. That link can carry up to 6 GB/s. However, no HDD can transfer even 2 GB/s, so the 6 GB/s link is overkill. It will work fine, but it's not an advantage.

For SSDs, some of them can transfer faster than the 3 GB/s limit of the previous generation of SATA connections. So they would be slowed down by using SATA II with only 3 GB/s of capacity.

Some people have derided putting 6 GB/s links on HDDs as an advertising gimmick. I suspect that it is cheaper for a company to have all of their controllers be SATA III, rather than making, stocking, and keeping track of SATA II controllers separately for slower drives.

By the way, SATA II and SATA III are compatible. If you connect an SATA III drive to an SATA II controller, or an SATA II drive to an SATA III controller, you get a perfectly good link at the slower maximum speed of 3 GB/s.
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July 19, 2012 12:41:30 PM

It perform faster read and write data as compare to 3 GB/s hard drives.
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July 19, 2012 12:56:59 PM

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It perform faster read and write data as compare to 3 GB/s hard drives.


Current hard drives can't even saturate a SATA2 connection. It's a waste of a sata3 port to put a hard drive on it. This is like putting a VW Beatle on the autobahn and expecting it to be able to do 200MPH. Just because you have a 6Gb/s interface (SATA3) doesn't mean the device attached to it can go that fast.
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July 31, 2012 8:24:57 PM

Best answer selected by rogernv8y.
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July 31, 2012 8:30:41 PM

Quote:
Hello,
WHAT IS ADVANTAGE OF 6GB/S DRIVES/

THANKS TO WYOMINGKNOT FOR BREAKING IT DOWN AND HELPING ME UNDERSTAND BETTER WHAT ALL IS NEEDED AND THE LIMITS OF HDDs!
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July 31, 2012 8:53:12 PM

This topic has been closed by Area51reopened
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July 31, 2012 8:53:52 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Windows XP to section Storage by Area51reopened
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July 31, 2012 9:18:32 PM

This topic has been reopen by Proximon
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July 31, 2012 9:19:23 PM

Best answer selected by Proximon.
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July 31, 2012 9:19:57 PM

Looks like the BA award didn't take for some reason, so I assigned it again.
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