PLDXavier, Defender of Justice wrote:
SATA 3 on a mechanical drive is a nice marketing ploy, but nothing else performance-wise. SATA 2 is more than enough to handle a HDD, and would be good enough for about 95% of the people that are making the switch to SSD.
I was under the impression that in Raid 0 (I think) that old school HDDs get a minor boost through SATA3? I know a few SSDs have been shown to get worse performance with SATA3 than 2 in a few reviews so far, but I'm going to guess it's a driver issue.
I do agree though that SATA 2 will most likely never be saturated by a standard HDD
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