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Difference between S-ATA 2 and S-ATA 3 HD

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#1 zaiko2000


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Posted 29 June 2011 - 10:15 AM

Is there a significant difference ?

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 10:36 AM

Mainly the improved speed (6Gbits/s instead of 3). There is a possibility for slimmer connectors and thinner hard drives, but otherwise no. What would be "significant" to you? Are you ordering a new drive?
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Posted 29 June 2011 - 08:40 PM

SATA3 is 6Gb/s vs SATA2 's 3Gb/s. Some SATA3 drives can be set to run at SATA 2 speeds and SATA2 drives should work with SATA3 controllers although at SATA2 speeds.

Cables are the same for either SATA2 or 3

Edited by BlackSpyder, 30 June 2011 - 07:07 PM.

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