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    Hi there
    Unless you have a lot of networking / file shares/ concurrent users / Virtual Machines etc I doubt whether the use of a 3gb/s or 6 gb/s connection would make the slightest bit of difference to your daily use of the OS.

    What would make a lot of difference on the older machines would be to have 2 HDD's (always better if you can use SSD's) and enable RAID 0 -- take backup though - although HDD's are reliable these days you still could lose data. 2 HDD's (or SDD's) on 6gb/s connector would be noticeably faster than even RAID 0 on the 3 gb/s connector -- otherwise you'd be hard pushed to it to find any difference.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there
    Unless you have a lot of networking / file shares/ concurrent users / Virtual Machines etc I doubt whether the use of a 3gb/s or 6 gb/s connection would make the slightest bit of difference to your daily use of the OS.

    What would make a lot of difference on the older machines would be to have 2 HDD's (always better if you can use SSD's) and enable RAID 0 -- take backup though - although HDD's are reliable these days you still could lose data. 2 HDD's (or SDD's) on 6gb/s connector would be noticeably faster than even RAID 0 on the 3 gb/s connector -- otherwise you'd be hard pushed to it to find any difference.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    SATA 2 or SATA 3 doesn't do much for HDDs, it's more of a SSD "thing". AHCI even less. Problem is those Marvell chips, they are just no good. On AMD platform are just dogs.
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    CountMike said: View Post
    SATA 2 or SATA 3 doesn't do much for HDDs, it's more of a SSD "thing". AHCI even less. Problem is those Marvell chips, they are just no good. On AMD platform are just dogs.
    Hi there @CountMike
    I've often said most Hardware RAID controllers at consumer grade aren't worth installing

    On Linux I use Software RAID (mdadm) which works blindingly fast - I've long also said Windows needs a Software RAID option as well -- it "sort of tries" with Storage Spaces" but those break easily, are often incompatible between releases and IMO should be avoided.

    Give me decent features like proper software RAID rather than endless people posting on how the latest icons appear in office 365 or equivalent !! , latest (hideous IMO) voice activated software or even more Dark themes. However That's my view - others probably like that sort of stuff so there we are.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4.    #14

    I have little use for RAID, just to complicated to use at home. With SSDs even speed is not a point any more. Instead, I concentrated on easy, live disk exchange and backup procedures.
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    CountMike said: View Post
    I have little use for RAID, just to complicated to use at home. With SSDs even speed is not a point any more. Instead, I concentrated on easy, live disk exchange and backup procedures.
    Hi there
    I have around 10 - 12 users on LAN and have a load of VM's so it works for me perfectly -- with SSD's for home users I agree little point but once you start getting into realms of VM's, multiple concurrent users, file serving, file xfer, backups, multi-media serving and testing Database software RAID most definitely does make a difference.

    I think the saying in England is (seems appropriate) "Horses for Courses" -- mind you I like Riding them rather than betting on them --although I've done that too in my time - usually not with much success.

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    jimbo
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  6.    #16

    Thanks for all the good info, everyone.
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