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jmke 7th February 2010 16:51

USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps Tested On Gigabyte P55A-UD6
A couple of motherboard manufacturers are now including SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 chips on their motherboards. In this to the point article, we take look at the performance for SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 compared with their predecessors.

FireTech 8th February 2010 06:18

I'm confused.
Did I miss something?
The SATA 6Gb interface was tested with a normal rotational HDD and concluded it was pointless for those drives - sorry but I think we could have guessed that outcome.
Why not test with fast SSD drives instead and then see if they can tax the interface?

jmke 8th February 2010 06:52

how many SATA 6Gbps SSDs are there? :)

FireTech 8th February 2010 07:32

Sorry, it's like trying to break the 300Mph barrier using a BMW M3 when there's a Bugatti Veyron available.
Neither will break the the barrier but one will be a whole lot closer to it :D

leeghoofd 8th February 2010 09:39

I think it's clear like you mentioned that even a S-ATA 3 normal HD will be a waste of cash ( till now) bettr to go for newer SSD to unlock the potential of S-ATA 3... the tests show indeed that the limit has been reached for rotational drives... maybe we will see some interesting products at CEBIT

TERW_DAN 8th February 2010 09:39

Offcourse this outcome was to be expected. But since there are no 6Gbps SATA SSDs available at this moment, we wanted to taak a look how usefull this technology is when you want to buy a new motherboard today. With the Barracuda XT 2TB currently being the only 6Gbps drive available commercially this was the only drive to test it with.
When 6Gbps SATA SSDs will become available, I would like to give those a test to see if 6Gbps is usefull for those drives.

jmke 8th February 2010 10:19


But since there are no 6Gbps SATA SSDs available at this moment
there is ONE :) id=60

I don't know why Seagate released a HDD with Sata 6GBps interface, that makes no sense

Kougar 8th February 2010 13:19


Originally Posted by jmke (Post 253776)
how many SATA 6Gbps SSDs are there? :)

One. Micron RealSSD C300 :D Launching Feb 22nd...

Quite a few SSD's would have broken SATA 3Gbps limitation on Reads though, so I have to agree on Firetech on this one. Unless SATA 6Gbps doesn't allow offloading of the interface overhead, in which case it wouldn't matter. But that's also something to test for... ;)

TERW_DAN 8th February 2010 13:32

Hopefully I'll have the chance of testing those, to see if SATA 6Gbps is usefull for an SATA 3Gbps SSD and in what rate the 6Gbps SATA is usefull for a SATA 6Gbps SSD.

jmke 8th February 2010 13:51

an SSD with SATA 3G will perform max up to spec of SATA 3G, even when plugged into SATA 6G connector; would be illogical if it did perform better ;)

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