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Old October 6, 2008, 06:16 PM
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I've -never- seen them referred to as SATA3G in my entire life lol
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Old October 6, 2008, 06:33 PM
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It's pretty uncommon (and weird), but technically legit. 3G just refers to the 3.0Gbit transfer rate.
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I think SATA3G is the next step up from SATAII... SATA3G runs at 3.0GB/s respectively.
It's a technicality, but it doesn't run at 3.0GB/s, but 3.0Gb/s (Gigabits, not gigabytes). Since SATA uses a ten-bit signal bus, but only eight of the bits actually carry data, when you're moving data at 300Gbytes/s, you're actually moving data+other at 3.0Gbytes/s.
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Old October 6, 2008, 07:33 PM
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oh, okay, I see.

Oh well...

In my current rig, my OS, apps, and games are installed to a single 80 gig IDE drive... how much of a performance increase am i going to see in load times and the like with Vista installed on a SATA II HDD? (my current rig has XP 32 bit, on the new rig it'll be Vista 64 bit)
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Hard to say exactly. There should definitely be an improvement. The faster SATA interface will only help a little, but the newer drive is almost certainly going to have better seek and data transfer speeds.
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Old October 6, 2008, 07:54 PM
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oh, okay, I see.

Oh well...

In my current rig, my OS, apps, and games are installed to a single 80 gig IDE drive... how much of a performance increase am i going to see in load times and the like with Vista installed on a SATA II HDD? (my current rig has XP 32 bit, on the new rig it'll be Vista 64 bit)
Vista vs XP with a hdd will be VERY little difference.

80 vs new hdd.. more.
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Old October 6, 2008, 08:25 PM
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He says 3G because Sata 2 has a max transfer rate of "3GBps" compaired to normal sata which is 1.5gbps.
Kinda shows how Sata 2 is pointless since drives dont even get close to 1.5gbps right now.....
Anyways, thought that might clear it up a bit

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Yes it will work perfectly fine.
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Plenty of drives can exceed the 150 MB/s limit of SATA. Not sustained, mind you, but certainly in bursts. This is especially true when referring to the latest high capacity 7200 RPM drives, 10,000 RPM drives, and SLC-based SSDs (or, Intel's MLC-based SSDs)
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Plenty of drives can exceed the 150 MB/s limit of SATA. Not sustained, mind you, but certainly in bursts. This is especially true when referring to the latest high capacity 7200 RPM drives, 10,000 RPM drives, and SLC-based SSDs (or, Intel's MLC-based SSDs)
Consumer drives will never see the 3gb mark with the controllers. Even my 250gb single platter drive doesn't even come close.. almost.. but not quite.
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Plenty of drives can exceed the 150 MB/s limit of SATA. Not sustained, mind you, but certainly in bursts. This is especially true when referring to the latest high capacity 7200 RPM drives, 10,000 RPM drives, and SLC-based SSDs (or, Intel's MLC-based SSDs)
the limit is 150mb/s. Its 1.5Gb/s which is equal to 1500mb/s. lol. When write cache is enabled some people (me) burst at over 1500mb/s, but the burst speeds really dont matter as the the value isnt actually real.
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at least things will load slightly faster.
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