Sata 3 hdd

  iqs 21:59 PM 18 Feb 12
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Hi, Just wondering if the new Sata 3 hdd actually work at the new speed?,I was told that only SSD will run at true Sata 3 speeds. My mb supports Sata 3 . Thanks

  KRONOS the First 04:24 AM 19 Feb 12

The maximum data transfer rate of a SATA 2 port is 3Gb/s (300MB/s). The maximum data transfer rate of a SATA 3 port is 6Gb/s (600MB/s)

I don’t know the models of the HDDs you’re looking to buy, but I would be surprised if they had a data transfer rate higher than 136MB/s.

Hard drives may be SATA 3 "compatible", but they are not SATA 3 "capable".

In essense you are quite right in that you would need a decent SSD to take advantage of the SATA 3 capability of your board.

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