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 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. phil22 a c 79 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 Black 4TB vs WD SE 4TB - Forum WD Black 4003 4TB vs. 2 x WD Black 2001 2TB @ RAID 0 - Forum Best fit for a 4TB WD HDD and a SATA-III USB 3.0 enclosure? - Forum HGST Deskstar 3.5-Inch 4TB vs WD Black 4 TB Desktop Hard Drive - Forum Use WD10EZEX sata3 6Gb as 1.5 Gb - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Dereck47 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. 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 WD SATA3 6GB drive Forum SolvedSata III=Sata 6Gb/s? (WD Cavier Black HDD) Forum SolvedSata II WD Black vs. Sata III WD Blue Forum SolvedWD Caviar Black SATA III issue Forum SolvedSata 3 or Sata 2 for SSD and WD Caviar Black Forum SolvedSamsung SpinPoint 1TB SATA2 vs WD Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 Forum SolvedX-25m G2 V2 or 2 WD 1TB 64 MB Black Caviar SATA 6.0 Gbps in RAID 0? Forum SolvedProblems with 4tb 6GB/s drive on my (sata gen2) HP Z600? Forum SolvedWD My Book 4tb Detects by Device Manager but Wont open in My Computer Forum Does the 1TB WD Caviar Black will work with Sata 1 ? Forum Solved4tb WD4001FAEX drive for secondary storage formatting allows use of half of drive. Forum SolvedWD My Book 4tb 4gb filled with air Forum WD Black SATA 6.0Gb/s ??? Forum SolvedSeagate 4TB/8GB vs WD Red 4TB for desktop use vs any other reliable HDD Forum Should i get a WD black 1tb or sata 3 1tb? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !