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when do the SATA III @6Gb/s hard drives come out?

Post by vbironchef » Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:01 am

I am building a new rig since I canceled my apple I-mac order. I wanted to buy a western digital black 2 tb drive but I can't seem to find one on line without a 1month wait. What's going on? Should I just buy a 300gb WD raptor instead? Or should I wait and see if SATA III @6Gb/s are going to be released soon.

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Re: when do the SATA III @6Gb/s hard drives come out?

Post by geokilla » Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:15 am

[url=http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdo ... 668Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB[/url]

Already available. Seems that the Caviar Blacks are still better though.
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Re: when do the SATA III @6Gb/s hard drives come out?

Post by werty316 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:47 am

Based on prelim testing SATA 6.0 does provide a big improvement as we expected. Only real difference is the increased burst rate.
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Re: when do the SATA III @6Gb/s hard drives come out?

Post by Apoptosis » Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:31 am

@ werty316

Do you have a SATA 6Gbps board?

If you do you can't boot a RAID array from the current Marvell SATA 6Gbps controller as I showed in this article - http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1139/1/

Also if you look at a SATA 6Gbps drives performance on the Marvell controller versus the Intel ICH10R chipset the difference is small - http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1127/1/

Boards today only have two SATA 6Gbps headers, only the Seagate XT drives have SATA 6Gbps support right now and you can't boot RAID off the current controller/driver/BIOS....

I personally would wait and not do my next build with this is a feature as something to build around. I got both the Gigabyte and ASUS solutions here and plenty of drives and I'm not impressed by what I am seeing so far.
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Re: when do the SATA III @6Gb/s hard drives come out?

Post by JMMD » Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:21 am

Seems like it's a ways off from being a huge improvement. Maybe a few more gens of SSD's and then we'll see something awesome.

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Re: when do the SATA III @6Gb/s hard drives come out?

Post by vbironchef » Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:16 pm

So I am requesting what hard drive to use for c drive.

My build is as follows:

Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz

ASUS P7P55D-E Premium LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Intel Motherboard
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never mind I just ordered the Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

what do you think of my build? Would you make any changes?

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Re: when do the SATA III @6Gb/s hard drives come out?

Post by martini161 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:40 pm

you cant use an i7 on an i5 board

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Re: when do the SATA III @6Gb/s hard drives come out?

Post by vbironchef » Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:01 pm

are you sure that I made a mismatch? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... LGA%201156 It's good to hear from you! :)

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Re: when do the SATA III @6Gb/s hard drives come out?

Post by DMB2000uk » Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:53 pm

vbironchef's right, intel just has muddied the waters with the LGA1156 i7's.

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