Sata 6gb for WD Black 4TB Tags: Hard Drives SATA Western Digital Storage Last response: February 1, 2013 8:25 PM in Storage Share neofite 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. Neo More about : sata 6gb black 4tb geofelt a c 127 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. phil22 a c 77 G Storage February 1, 2013 8:19:07 PM One of these (but not necessarily that brand): http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CC... Related resources WD Green+Raid, Blue+Raid Or Black - Forum 2TB WD Caviar Black slower than 3TB Caviar Green - Forum Mobo not recognozing 4th sata 6gb HDD - Forum 4tb hdd is being read as 2tb hdd - Forum 4TB external, 2.2TB limit - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Dereck47 a c 426 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. neofite February 1, 2013 8:24:35 PM Thanks geofelt & phil22 I will consider both valid replies and go forth into the world:-) Nec neofite February 1, 2013 8:25:14 PM I LOVE THIS SITE!!!!!! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum4TB drives moved from USB enclosure have RAW & Unpartitioned space? Forum2TB Hard Drive won't work on Marvell 6GB SATA port ForumBios cannot detect marvell sata 6gb ForumWD SATA 3 6GB drive ForumHigh-End personal Workstation Guidance Forum6gb sata drive very slow ForumWestern Digital Caviar Black WD 1001FALS vs Seagate Barracuda ST3100052 ForumWD Enterprise hard disk ForumWD 6Gb/s 1TB on Marvell 9128 using Sata II cable smart fails ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumSATA hard drive wont show in my computer Forum[Solved] Quick question about HD SATA 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s ForumSSD performance difference when used on sata II or III ForumSSD performance difference when used on sata II or III ForumSata 2 And 3 More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !