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New HDD detected as SATA 3?

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October 31, 2012 6:38:31 PM

Hello,
I have installed a new HDD (wd5003azex) on my system.
http://wdc.com/global/products/specs/?driveID=1090&lang...
The problem is that the system detects it as SATA2 and i dont know what is wrong.
Motherboard: P8H61 PRO
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8H6...

I made some bechmarks for the disk and here are the results:
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CrystalDiskMark 3.0.2 x64 (C) 2007-2012 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
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* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

Sequential Read : 269.803 MB/s
Sequential Write : 126.031 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 159.638 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 257.860 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 0.863 MB/s [ 210.7 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 2.316 MB/s [ 565.5 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 2.972 MB/s [ 725.5 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 2.263 MB/s [ 552.5 IOPS]

Test : 50 MB [C: 12.9% (60.1/465.7 GB)] (x5)
Date : 2012/10/31 21:14:13
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate Edition SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)




Are those results correct? Is the hdd working and acting as a SATA3?
Please let me know.

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October 31, 2012 6:48:05 PM

did you plug it into a SATA3 port on your mobo? sending us a link or model number of the mobo would help...
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