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Windows 7: 6TB HDD Support

11 Nov 2014   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Totally agree. A ssd on sata II is many times faster than any hard drive ever made.
I have one system which my ssd is using sata II because sata III is Marvell. Marvell is nothing but a head ache.

When doing just normal computer things I can't tell and speed difference between sata II or III using ssd's.


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11 Nov 2014   #12
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

One of my older PCs only has sata II and I put an SSD as the main OS drive and the performance gain is worth it. Sequential speeds are restricted on sata II compared to sata III but the 4K speeds are WAY ahead of a HDD.
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12 Nov 2014   #13
CKWD

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hey again DreadStarX!

The performance shouldn't be overall affected other than your system should be able to read the hard drive with it's full capacity. But I suppose it would depend on your build as a whole. Your motherboard sounds like it could give out problems.
As I hear how you describe your situation, I'd say that you should first of all change your motherboard if it's giving you so much headaches. From there one, by choosing a better one, may be even with UEFI BIOS, your doubts and questions about the hard drives would disappear and you may even not need to use an alignment software.
Secondly, you need the big capacity HDD to store data on it, as in music etc., is that correct? I'm asking this because the WD Green are designed for back ups and archiving and perhaps wouldn't be that great in loading massive programs and such, as to their design.
Lastly, I would agree with all the others, you should be able to run a SSD on your motherboard even if SATA II, but as I said, if the motherboard's being such an issue, you should replace that first.

Just in case, the link below is on how to use the WD Alignment Tool, from the WD Knowledge Base:
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/...90czU1ZWQ3bQ==

Cheers and best of luck!

CK_WD
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12 Nov 2014   #14
DreadStarX

Windows 8 64bit Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CKWD View Post
Hey again DreadStarX!

The performance shouldn't be overall affected other than your system should be able to read the hard drive with it's full capacity. But I suppose it would depend on your build as a whole. Your motherboard sounds like it could give out problems.
As I hear how you describe your situation, I'd say that you should first of all change your motherboard if it's giving you so much headaches. From there one, by choosing a better one, may be even with UEFI BIOS, your doubts and questions about the hard drives would disappear and you may even not need to use an alignment software.
Secondly, you need the big capacity HDD to store data on it, as in music etc., is that correct? I'm asking this because the WD Green are designed for back ups and archiving and perhaps wouldn't be that great in loading massive programs and such, as to their design.
Lastly, I would agree with all the others, you should be able to run a SSD on your motherboard even if SATA II, but as I said, if the motherboard's being such an issue, you should replace that first.

Just in case, the link below is on how to use the WD Alignment Tool, from the WD Knowledge Base:
How to use the Acronis Alignment Tool to realign an Advanced Format drive

Cheers and best of luck!

CK_WD
My MOBO is quite peculiar about adding and removing devices. If I open the case, most of my drives disappear on the POST boot. I'm looking for a high capacity drive for archiving mostly. Nothing would be installed to the drive, it would mostly store software installations, and would act as a intermediate drive when I upgrade my PC at a later date.

I'm eventually going to upgrade my motherboard, the problem is, I'm still running a Quad 2 Core 2.66Ghz (OCd to 2.83Ghz) processor. The new rig I plan on building, I'll have SATA III and AMPLE space for hard drives. This would be a temporary solution for a temporary problem. I'm going to go ahead and order the drive in December when I have a spare $300. I plan on building a media center server for my family. I won't go into details, but that's the plan!
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12 Nov 2014   #15
CKWD

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

This is a good plan you have for the near future.
Well then, basically, wrapping things up, you need to research the software, align the drive and use it like this till you improve your motherboard.
I hope you don't have any problems and best of luck!

CK_WD
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13 Nov 2014   #16
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

One thing I like about this 6Tb drive is it is a 5400RPM drive. And that's a good thing, IMO. Slower speeds means less noise, less power consumption and less heat generation. But because the data density is MUCH greater, the data transfer speeds is greatly improved over 7200RPM 3Tb drives. Watch the 7200 vs 5400 video in that Newegg link for a good explanation.
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