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T430 Ultrabay serial enhanced Gb/s

2013-04-15, 23:10 PM

Hi there

 

I'm trying to find out if my T430 Ultrabay serial enhanced can go up to the full 6Gb/s rate with a hard drive.  My machine has the Intel QM77 express chispset.  Intel spec page sez:

(SATA)* 6 Gb/s and 3 Gb/s High-speed storage interface supporting up to 6 Gb/s transfer rate for improved data access. Provides up to six SATA ports with up to two ports supporting 6 Gb/s transfer rates.

 

However, I don't know if the Ultrabay is on a 6 Gb/s port.  Does anyone know?

 

This is a investigation into how much audio data I could suck in with this:

 

RME Madiface XT

 

and dump to a Seagate Constellation 2 500GB 7200RPM SATAIII 6GB/S 2.5" 64MB .

 

WOW!  :smileylol:

 

As the USB 3.0 hub would be tied up with the Madiface, it would be best to have the drive on the Ultrabay.  But I'd like to know it's bandwidth because if it's 3 Gb/s - I won't shell out for the Constellation drive.

 

Thanks for any info.

 

Pot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: T430 Ultrabay serial enhanced Gb/s

2013-04-16, 1:07 AM
While the ultrabay is SATAIII, the constellation drive you have won't even saturate a SATAI. So for normal platter hdd in a laptop these SATAI, SATAII, and SATAIII connection are largely meaningless.
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Re: T430 Ultrabay serial enhanced Gb/s

2013-04-16, 1:18 AM

That's a 15mm drive, so it won't physically fit either. (Unless you get some extension cable and separate power supply or something.)

You might be able to get by with a pair of software RAID striped 1TB drives or something. (Assuming you're looking for a high throughput.)


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Re: T430 Ultrabay serial enhanced Gb/s

2013-04-16, 21:40 PM

wrote:
While the ultrabay is SATAIII, the constellation drive you have won't even saturate a SATAI. So for normal platter hdd in a laptop these SATAI, SATAII, and SATAIII connection are largely meaningless.

 

Really?  Maybe I need to read up on SATA spec's again.   Mb/sec is the figure I'm most interested in.  My last gen Scorpio 7200.3 averages 65.

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Re: T430 Ultrabay serial enhanced Gb/s

2013-04-16, 21:41 PM

wrote:

That's a 15mm drive, so it won't physically fit either.


Thanks for pointing that out!!  :smileyembarrassed:

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Re: T430 Ultrabay serial enhanced Gb/s

2013-04-16, 23:03 PM
I assume you're looking for sequential speeds?

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Re: T430 Ultrabay serial enhanced Gb/s

2013-04-17, 2:19 AM

Unless you plan on putting an SSD in there, don't worry about it. Burst speeds may be slightly faster with SATA III 6gbps, but sequential and random rates are so much more closely related to real-world experience that you would need a good stop-watch to notice a difference.

Check out this comparison between the two speeds.

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