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Questions Regarding SATA 6GB/sec


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#1 jon51

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 06:29 PM

I have been looking into a new computer and some motherboards come with SATA 3GB and occasionally an SATA 6GB version is available. I think cool beans why not go for the faster stuff. Then I go to look at hard drives that are SATA 6GB and there are like 5.

Is this super new technology just being added to the market?
Is the lack of competing companies a sign that it is not necessary?
Or are people just dropping these types of drives for SSD?

Thanks.

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 06:40 PM

it is a relatively new technology, offering faster data rate then SATA II. It is just slow coming on because SATA II is the norm right now. If you notice, even SSD drives use SATA technology, but SATA II is so implanted right now, and SATA III being a little more expensive its just being slow coming in-ultimately it will be the standard. SATA is forwards and backwards compatible, so if you were to choose to buy a SATA III capable board, but couldnt find a SATA III hard drive you like, you can plug your SATA II drive into it and it will run just fine, just at SATA II speeds, that way when SATA III is more common and you need to upgrade, you have the capability.

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 07:47 PM

The only thing that SATA 2.0 bottlenecks are SSD drives. If you have an SSD then by all means go for SATA 3.0.




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