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Tacoboy

SATA 3.0 verses SATA 6.0

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My current storage drive Samsung 7200 1GB SATA 3.0 is starting to have weird problems, like disappearing sometimes.

About two months ago I did a fresh partition and format, still have the same problems.

So I'm looking to replace it. Now I have what I think is slow indexing, like when I access my 10GB music folder.

I even tried replacing Norton with MS Essentials Security, just in case the Norton scanning was slowing the indexing.

In the address bar, I get a slow green line going from left to right, sometimes it seems like it takes 30 seconds to finish.

Would a SATA 6.0 drive improve indexing on a hard drive?

(I do have SATA 6.0 controllers on my 880G motherboard)

Otherwise I would rather save a few dollars and get another SATA 3.0 drive.

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I do not think any rotating disk hard drive out there will saturate the SATA 3Gbps bus, let alone the 6Gbps bus. I think the slow performance is due to a failing hard drive, rather than a bottleneck on the bus itself.

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As the Samsung 1TB failed yesterday, I guess I'm buying a new drive in a day or two, might as well make it a SATA 6.0.

Have a two month old backup on a WD-1TB-green drive, so did not lose anything of real importance.

What's a good program for copying files from one partition to another partition (separate drives).

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