View Full Version : For you SATA II 3gb users out there.

07-20-05, 01:03 PM
Seems Western Digital took the Serial ATA II 3gb a step further than the rest as they have with the raptor. It's only 7200 but it carries the 16mb of cache.


07-20-05, 01:10 PM
Just thought I'd post this link. It's important to remember that SATA II doesn't indicate 3Gb/s data transfer rates, could be SATA II and be only 1.5GB/s like the older SATA standard.


Doesn't even look like SATA II is the correct name anymore either.

07-20-05, 06:38 PM
I know. In the raptor vs. diamondmax thread, they keep calling the sata 150 drives sata II. I know I should use sata II, I should be using sata 300. Those drives are just beefed up sata 150. Sorry about the mistake.

07-20-05, 08:04 PM
this is the reason i havent worried about SATAII drives or chipsets. give it some time, and SATAII will be great, just not yet

07-21-05, 11:58 AM
I meant the ones in the other thread (raptor and diamondmax sata 150)are beefed up not the true sata 300. It gets on my nerves when some technologies use parts of others. Calling a sata 150 drive sata II (or sata 300) because it has NCQ or TCQ in the drive but can't transfer at 300mb/sec. Confused the heck out of me until I realized what was going on. Probably why Sata-IO had to change the name to sata 300, to make sure the technology was properly represented.

07-23-05, 08:30 AM
I have no idea if it was accurate, but when I was browsing the Maxtor website yesterday, they were claiming 300MBs for their SATA IIs, was this a misrepresentation?

I also noticed where they had announced another line of drives called Atlas which were termed SAS/SCSI with speeds up to 15K. Does anyone know about these?

07-23-05, 02:17 PM
the diamondmax 10's are sata 150. They do have 300gb capacities though.

07-23-05, 03:04 PM
anandtech had an artical about the sata standards

07-23-05, 03:55 PM
Wheres the raptor with 16mb buffer??!! :(

07-23-05, 05:22 PM
Wheres the raptor with 16mb buffer??!! :(

The same place as the Aureal 3 boards, the 7800GTX 512meg AGP card, and the nForce3 firmware to support X2 CPUs. ;)

07-23-05, 06:07 PM
The same place as the Aureal 3 boards, the 7800GTX 512meg AGP card, and the nForce3 firmware to support X2 CPUs. ;)

Don't forget the R520 :angel:

07-24-05, 04:46 PM
I recently bought 2 of the drives you guys are talking about. They're wicked fast, faster than my raptors were.