sata hdd questions

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ironhalo

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ive been looking at 10,000 rpm sata internal hard drives lately. ive noticed 2 standards, sata II and sata 150. exactly whats the difference and which ones are better? also, does the motherboard need to support one or the other, or does it even matter?

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SATA I also known as SATA 150MBps ( which in theory is the capacity the data can travel )
SATA II also known as SATA 300MBps ( which again in theory is the capacity that the data can be travel)
SATA I and II and forward and backwards compatible ( of course if the mobo or chipset has the SATA II capabilities. Think USB 1.0 and USB 2.0. You can use a USB 2.0 device in a USB 1.0 port or a USB 1.0 device in a USB 2.0 port)
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ironhalo

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awesome. good info to know. so one last question. would it really matter a whole lot if the hdd was 10k rpm at transfer speeds of 300 MBps?
 
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300 MBps is the max speed. They don't get that high though. Having a faster RPM hard drive will increase transfer speed.
 
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