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WD Caviar Black HDD not recognised on Sata 6 ports

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ishamm, Jul 21, 2011.

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  1. ishamm

    ishamm Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    i used to have my main HDD, a caviar black 1tb running through the sata6gb/s ports just fine, then after moving to a new case (nzxt Phantom, which i'd recomend to anyone!) i cant get the bios to recognise the HDD through the sata6 ports. it runs fine on the sata3 ports, but, after reading that there is a difference, although small, in performance, i'd like to have it running back as it was.
    can anyone suggest a reason for this?
    thanks!
     
  2. fairnooks

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    Not sure why the difference but you don't lose any performance running a mechanical drive on SATA3...SATA6 is to accomodate what is right now the leading edge of SSD speeds.
     
  3. ishamm

    ishamm Thread Starter

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    i understand that sata 3 will by no means be saturated by a standard HDD, but i read there is a small advantage using 6 simply because of the newer tech involved? or is this not the case?
    thanks
     
  4. crjdriver

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    A mech hard drive does not even come close to sata 1 speed. The most you are going to get from a mech hard drive is approx 100mps well under sata 1 speed.
    If it worked fine before [and the only thing changed was the case] then I would look at the mounting of the mb and be sure you have it mounted correctly in the new case.

    In addition go back and recheck the data and pw connectors for the drive.
     
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