iMac 2012 late HDD using SATA2?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bugbear99, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    The negotiated link speed is 3 Gigabit
     

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    turtlez

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    wth...

    If mine comes like that I am getting a refund straight away. No way did I just spend 3 grand (AUD) for SATA 2
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    not that bad
    theoretically no hdd need more than sata2.
    but nowadays new hdd will be with sata3
    is that mean apple is using relatively old hdd?
     
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    Do you have the iMac 21,5"?

    My 27" is 6 Gigabit, which is SATA 3
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    i'm 27" BTO max out CPU & GPU with 1TB fusion?
    is yours fusion drive?

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    the hdd is sata3

    apple is using this model for 1TB hdd
    http://www.xfastest.com/thread-72209-1-1.html

    i guess something wrong inside my mac so it run at 3Gb/s
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    I have the 3TB Fusion. Strange if they have chosen other options for the 1TB Fusion
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    That's a load off! I am happy it is SATA 6Gb/s.

    It is possible for traditional HDD to breach SATA 3Gb/s speeds in the next 5 years but the question is will there still be demand for HDDs by then?
     
  8. thread starter macrumors member

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    hdd will be replace by SSD
    so the answer is no.

    but 3Gb is the max capability.
    it's lucky if there is 80% of speed in reality.
    like usb, you wont have 6GB/s on 3.0 either.

    so i think it better to have sata3 rather than sata2.
     
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    theSeb

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    The port is SATA III. The hard drive is SATA II. A single mechanical hard drive does not require SATA III, because it cannot saturate a SATA II connection.
     

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