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Sata 6gb for WD Black 4TB

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February 1, 2013 8:05:10 PM

Hi All,

I have A X79 mobo and wanted to know how (if possible I could put an extra SATA 6gb connection added to the MOBO for the WD Black 4TB HD I want to put in my build.

The other 2 slots are going to be taken up with 2 SSD's (One for OS/Apps and the other for a scratch disk)

I want the storage space for all my video edits and RAW files and I know the Sata is backwards compatible but would like it working at full transfer speed if possible.

What is the best solution for my needs?

Thanks ppl in advance.


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a c 179 G Storage
February 1, 2013 8:16:52 PM

I would not bother. Just connect to sata 3 ports.

The 6gb sata speed applies to the buffer to/from the device transfer. The mechanical data transfer time is many times slower, and that is what is the gating factor in any hard drive application.

6gb is good for a SSD because a modern SSD can present data to the interface fast enough.
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a c 542 G Storage
February 1, 2013 8:23:08 PM

Geofelt is correct. The maximum Read/Write speed of that drive is 154MB/s, which is SATA 2 (3Gb/s) speeds.

Connect the drive to a SATA 2 port and you will be ok.
February 1, 2013 8:24:35 PM

Thanks geofelt & phil22 I will consider both valid replies and go forth into the world:-)

February 1, 2013 8:25:14 PM