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Do I need SATA 3 for these?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ArCElM, May 14, 2012.

  1. ArCElM

    ArCElM Banned

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    I am such a dribbler..

    2x SSD RAID-0 using

    Corsair 60GB Force 3A SSD - 2.5"" SATA-III 6Gb/s - Read 525MB/s Write 490MB/s


    Cheers.

    EDIT: wait.. I think they all have SATA 3 now anyway..


    ACK... head.... frying.... :bang:
     
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  2. Mr.Joe

    Mr.Joe Master Guru

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    Don't really get the question bur ok, congratz!
     
  3. XBEAST

    XBEAST Ancient Guru

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    SSDs benefit from SATA3.
     
  4. Mr.Joe

    Mr.Joe Master Guru

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    Would you say that applies to non SATA3 supporting SSDs too?
     

  5. The Chubu

    The Chubu Ancient Guru

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    Yep. Anything that works above 250Mb/s uses/needs SATA 3. Otherwise you'd have spent a LOT of money for nothing.
     
  6. Agent-A01

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    nope. sata 2 ssds have a max of 285mb/s . using sata 3 ssd on sata creates a lot of overhead causing them to be limited to 250-260 at most.
     
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    Please guys, you are only making this even more confusing by being so indirect and shady with your arguments.

    Please, for the sake of all of us, make it clear exactly how you mean when it comes to the SSDs interface SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, (1.5/3.0/6.0Gbps)
    and specify clearer what the ports are supposidly supposed to support in the scenario of your arguments, as in SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, (1.5/3.0/6.0Gbps)
     
  8. deltatux

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    SATA by itself has a lot of overhead, that's why there's PCIe SSDs to get around the SATA overheads.

    As for OP, simply put, if you have SATA III drives and want to use the full potential, run them on SATA III controllers. Otherwise, they'll just run at SATA II speeds, easy as that.

    deltatux
     
  9. Sever

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    you dont need sata3 to get them to run. however, they will only run at half speed until you use them in a sata3 port, so you may want sata3.
     
  10. The Chubu

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    And how's that so contradicting with what i've said? If it can work at more than 250Mb/s (ergo, works naively with SATA3), you need SATA 3. Thats what i said, that's what you said. Everyone should be happy. HAPPY I SAY.
     

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    no. i have 2 sata 2 drives with 285mb/s.. they aint sata 3. youre saying any drive over 250 has to be sata 3. all sata 3 drives are slower than the fastest sata 2 drive while running on sata 2, because sata 3 drives have added overhead causing them to be slower than fastest sata 2 drives.
     

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