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Windows 7: Seagate sata 3

02 Jun 2010   #1

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 
Seagate sata 3

Well do not waist your time with the sata 3! It does not appear faster or worth the money. I found one miss priced and decided to try it. HDtune did not impress me with the results.



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03 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Does your computer support SATA III 6G? Only the very newest machines do?? Did you buy an new SATA III Card?

Your machine SPECs only show support for SATA II 3G.
Newegg.com - ASUS P6T Deluxe LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
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03 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

The Asus board I have supports Sata 3...Asus P6X58D..also the Rampage extreme 3,new gigabyte UD9 i think does also.
So yes the newest on market and top end at that have it.
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03 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by simmo View Post
The Asus board I have supports Sata 3...Asus P6X58D..also the Rampage extreme 3,new gigabyte UD9 i think does also.
So yes the newest on market and top end at that have it.
According to Asus' web site the motherboard you have listed only supports SATA II 3G. I am not trying to upset you I am just trying to point out that if your motherboard only supports SATA II 3G then installing a SATA III 6G hard drive will NOT gain any performance because the motherboard does not support it. I just want your tests to be fair and make sure that you are testing a drive in a way that will truly show its performance.

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03 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

@ simmo, If you look at my screen shot I think you may be confusing SATA 3 Gb/s with SATA III they are not the same thing.
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03 Jun 2010   #6

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Techymike View Post
Well do not waist your time with the sata 3! It does not appear faster or worth the money. I found one miss priced and decided to try it. HDtune did not impress me with the results.
FYI: No single mechanical harddisk can use 100% of SATA II 3Gb/s bandwidth, thus with SATA III 6Gb/s, you won't get any performance increase AT ALL. It's mechanical limitation, you can only spin the disk that fast, faster will yield mis-read/writes. If you want to get the speed, use a SATA III 6Gb/s SSD, or connect a SATA III 6Gb/s port to a compatible SATA multiplier, and use 4+ harddisk using 1 SATA port.

What you see in your test is the characteristic of a mechanical HDD, nothing new...

zzz2496
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03 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
No single mechanical harddisk can use 100% of SATA II 3Gb/s bandwidth, thus with SATA III 6Gb/s, you won't get any performance increase AT ALL.
+1 to that.

It's unfortunate though how many people don't realize these facts and go ahead with hardware purchases thinking it will yield a good difference.

According to NewEgg the Asus P6X58D supports Sata 6.0Gbps
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131641

Although, as stated above, the drive simply won't perform any better since it wasn't even maxing out the SATA 3.0Gbps interface.
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03 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
No single mechanical harddisk can use 100% of SATA II 3Gb/s bandwidth, thus with SATA III 6Gb/s, you won't get any performance increase AT ALL.
+1 to that.

It's unfortunate though how many people don't realize these facts and go ahead with hardware purchases thinking it will yield a good difference.

According to NewEgg the Asus P6X58D supports Sata 6.0Gbps
Newegg.com - ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Although, as stated above, the drive simply won't perform any better since it wasn't even maxing out the SATA 3.0Gbps interface.
The OP Motherboard is a P6T58 not a P6X58:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82e16813131346
http://usa.asus.com/product.aspx?P_I...trc&templete=2


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03 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

My board supports SATA III 6g, but as of right now, it isn't being used. Still waiting for prices to come down and more product selection.
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04 Jun 2010   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Same here, Afraid it will be next year
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