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CM HAF X SATA HD BAY Connections?
10-17-2011, 10:09 PM,
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RE: CM HAF X SATA HD BAY Connections?
(10-17-2011, 07:47 PM)Tony J Wrote: Thanks - Just realized the drives I have don't support 6 GB Sad

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Oh well.....

It's doesn't matter that your hard drive doesn't support SATA 6Gb/s, see why below.

(10-17-2011, 08:57 PM)van13330gg Wrote: Your motherboard does support 6Gb. Now to get faster drives haha. What's the difference between Sata speed 3/6Gb and the 5400/7200/10,000 RPM?

SATA 3.0 Gb/s (SATA II) and SATA 6.0Gb/s (SATA III) refer to the speed of the connection between the drive and the motherboard.

However, the best hard drives reach about 160MB/s (or 1.6Gb/s) in best scenarios. SATA 3.0Gb/s is plenty enough to handle that and for hard drives, SATA 6.0Gb/s does not offer any performance advantage, since the hard drives can't even max out a SATA II 3.0Gb/s connection.

Only SSDs take advantage of SATA 6.0Gb/s due to their higher transfer rates.

5400/7200/10,000 RPM refers to the rotation speed of the platters within a hard drive. Higher speed results in higher performance, but also higher power consumption, higher temperatures and more noise.

Hope this clears it up Smile
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CM HAF X SATA HD BAY Connections? - by Tony J - 10-16-2011, 02:11 PM
RE: CM HAF X SATA HD BAY Connections? - by Tony J - 10-17-2011, 07:47 PM
RE: CM HAF X SATA HD BAY Connections? - by MathieuB - 10-17-2011, 10:09 PM

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