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    Default 6.0 transfer rate

    Hi -

    I was wondering how I could tell if my hard drive is utilizing the 6.0GB transfer rate? I have a 6.0GB 1TB HDD that I pugged into the red 6.0 sata ports on the hard drive. Are there any settings I need to change for my HDD to take advantage of it?

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    Matt

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    Default Re: 6.0 transfer rate

    Only fastest conventional HDD can slightly overpass SATA I transfer rate. Only SSD can tak advantage from SATA III.

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    Default Re: 6.0 transfer rate

    ok, so there really isn't anything else I can set.

    Thank you

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    Default Re: 6.0 transfer rate

    Wait, I thought about this a little more. How does a HDD like this one: Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive say that it is 6.0Gb/s if its not a SSD? I just want to make sure I am utilizing the full speed of my drive.

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    OMG think for a second. Even if all manufacturers will put 6Gb/s standard on their conventional HDD it doesn't mean that those HDD will benefit from it. Now do you comprehend this?

    So if you have your 6Gb/s drive connected into 6Gb/s port it is running in 6Gb/s mode. But performance is THE SAME as you would connect it to 3Gb/s port. Capisci ?

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    Default Re: 6.0 transfer rate

    ^ What he said, HDD's aren't fast enough to take advantage of SATA3 6Gbps, let alone be bottlenecked for SATA2 3Gbps.
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    Default Re: 6.0 transfer rate

    Quote Originally Posted by itguru View Post
    Wait, I thought about this a little more. How does a HDD like this one: Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive say that it is 6.0Gb/s if its not a SSD? I just want to make sure I am utilizing the full speed of my drive.
    Their criterion is HDD's *transfer speed* which is in fact the speed of its cache. I remember I saw somewhere inside benchmarking programs something like cache speed measurement. Examine a few of those programs to find (and inform us).
    Last edited by bahram_alinezhad; 11-01-2011 at 01:38 AM.

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