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SATA 3 Hard Drives?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Kethridge, 11 Jun 2010.

  1. Kethridge


    Joined: 14 Apr 2010

    Posts: 322

    I'm getting - Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H AMD 890GX (Socket AM3) DDR3 Motherboard

    It supports SATA 3.

    Is there much of a difference between SATA 2 and 3?

    Are SATA 3 HD's readily available? (I don't see any on the OcUK website)

    Cheers guys :).
  2. Nick1881


    Joined: 4 Feb 2007

    Posts: 9,660

    Location: Nuneaton, UK

    For mechanical drives Sata 6Gb is pointless, they are no where near using all the Sata 2 bandwidth. There are some SSD's that are just into to Sata 6Gb territory.
  3. Ciff1


    Joined: 17 Jul 2008

    Posts: 430

    Yes are available, i have a western digital cavair black 1tb sata 3 drive.
    Very good drive, fast. Use it for storage while my ssd runs o/s.
    OCUK in sata 2 section. Hope this helps.:D
  4. Monkeynut


    Joined: 7 Nov 2007

    Posts: 6,559

    Location: Unknown

    No point in SATA3 on a mechanical HDD.