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msata 300 Vs SATA 600 regular 2.5" drive

2,146 52 January 15, 2018 at 11:35 AM
My pc came with SATA 600 regular 2.5" drive - OS was installed on that.

I later bought a mSATA on ebay not realizing it is SATA 300 - I moved my OS into it.

Have I decreased the performance?

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SATA 300 and SATA 600 are Protocols like USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 kind of. It only really matters if your hardware is capable of the speed increase. So if your computer had a hard drive with SATA 3 (what your calling SATA 600) but it can only perform at SATA 2 speeds (What your calling SATA 300), then it doesn't matter. If you bought a brand new top performance SSD that exceeds the performance of SATA 3 and you put it on a SATA 2 bus then yes it would not be achieving the speed it's capable of but it would still be much faster then the hard drive you had before. Real world answer is most people won't be able to tell a difference in day to day activities.
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Is this a trick question like "If a tree falls in the woods...."?

You don't notice any difference? If you do, blame them on PC slowdowns due to the security patches for Intel processors.
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An SSD will absolutely kill because its random read/write performance will be far, far faster than any disk drive's.
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