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I have a mobo which has two SATA III ports. I have an SSD and a HDD which are both SATA III. I am using the SATA III mobo ports.

 

When I run Speccy it reports that I am using SATA II only.

 

What do I have to set to make the drives operate in SATA III mode?

 

I can't find anything in the BIOS which should set it at SATA III. (It is set to AHCI.)

 

If you have verified that you are using SATA III (somehow?), does Speccy report SATA III or SATA II?

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Are you running the latest Speccy version released yesterday - 1.12?

 

v1.12.265 (24 Aug 2011)

- Added detection of software RAID.

- Added list of running processes to Operating System.

- Added list of Environment Variables to Operating System.

- Improved detection of temperature on newer NVIDIA cards.

- Fixed bug that could cause virtual memory to be incorrectly calculated.

- Improvements to PCI data interpretation.

- Added background check for updates.

- Added wildcards to search (* and ?).

- Fixed bug that could incorrectly report SATA drives as ATA.

- Scheduled tasks should no longer be missing items.

- Fixed rare hang with older motherboard types.

Win10 Pro x64 Desktop (Speccy) - Win10 Pro x64 Laptop (Speccy)

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Are you running the latest Speccy version released yesterday - 1.12?

 

v1.12.265 (24 Aug 2011)

- Added detection of software RAID.

- Added list of running processes to Operating System.

- Added list of Environment Variables to Operating System.

- Improved detection of temperature on newer NVIDIA cards.

- Fixed bug that could cause virtual memory to be incorrectly calculated.

- Improvements to PCI data interpretation.

- Added background check for updates.

- Added wildcards to search (* and ?).

- Fixed bug that could incorrectly report SATA drives as ATA.

- Scheduled tasks should no longer be missing items.

- Fixed rare hang with older motherboard types.

 

Yes, I am running 1.12.265.

 

(As an aside I notice that CPU frequency is reported as 3.30 GHz when in fact I bumped it up to 3.6.)

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I found a program called HD Tune Pro and ran it. Here is a summary of what it reported:

 

C: Drive, Crucial M4 128 GB, Benchmark Tab

 

Avg - 484.9 MB/s

 

ACS-2-SATA III

 

UDMA Mode 5

UDMA mode 6

 

D: Drive, Hitachi 1.5 TB, Info Tab

ATA8-ACS - SATA III

 

I am going to assume that Speccy is reporting SATA II incorrectly.

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Hi!

 

Same problem running Speccy 1.12.265 x64 on Windows 7 x64.

SSD: Crucial M4 64Go

 

Speccy shows:

M4-CT064M4SSD2

Manufacturer Unknown manufacturer

Heads 16

Cylinders 16383

SATA type SATA-II 3.0Gb/s

Device type Fixed

ATA Standard ATA8-ACS

48-bit LBA Supported

Serial Number XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Interface SATA-SSD

Capacity 63GB

Real size 64 023 257 088 bytes

RAID Type None

 

HD Tune Pro shows:

HD Tune Pro: M4-CT064M4SSD2 Information

 

Firmware version : 0009

Serial number : 00000000112203112E1D

Capacity : 64.0 gB (59.6 GB)

Buffer size : n/a

Sector size : 512 bytes

Standard : ACS-2 - SATA III

Supported mode : UDMA Mode 5

Current mode : UDMA Mode 5

Avergae speed : 508 MB/s

Rotation speed : 0 RPM

 

 

Thank you in advance for fixing this in future versions :)

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Posted (edited)
On 07/10/2016 at 16:16, dudafc said:

Regarding the same topic, but it's a different question...

 

What is the difference between the concepts:

 

1. Max. Transfer Mode

2. Used Transfer Mode

3. Interface

 

Thanks!

 

I also have the above question--please define what these fields mean.

I have a Seagate External HDD that's plugged into my Dell desktop PC's "SS" USB port. I get the following report. What does Used Transfer Mode of SATA II 3.0Gb/s mean, and should I be concerned that it's not SATA III 6.0 Gb/s?

                Seagate Backup+ Hub BK SCSI Disk Device
                    Heads    16
                    Cylinders    972,801
                    Tracks    248,064,255
                    Sectors    15,628,048,065
                    SATA type    SATA-III 6.0Gb/s
                    Device type    Fixed
                    ATA Standard    ACS3
                    Serial Number    ########
                    Firmware Version Number    0001
                    LBA Size    48-bit LBA
                    Power On Count    4 times
                    Power On Time    0.0 days
                    Speed    5425 RPM
                    Features    S.M.A.R.T., NCQ
                    Max. Transfer Mode    SATA III 6.0Gb/s
                    Used Transfer Mode    SATA II 3.0Gb/s
                    Interface    USB (SATA)
                    Capacity    7452 GB
                    Real size    8,001,563,221,504 bytes

 

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max. transfer mode is the available maximum of data-transfer of your device -> in this example 6 gb/s

used transfer mode is - perhaps from "insufficient device driver support" or others (if your motherboard supports only sata II -> it could not use the max data-transfer from your connected device with faster interface of sata III <- the same plug connection, but slower speed)

interface - connection standard between your motherboard and your device (in your case SATA -> about USB connected) older standard for hdds/cd-drives/dvd-drives was PATA

 

in your case about USB -> perhaps its not the right driver installed or activated for USB 3 with faster speed - i mean if your usb connection work with USB 2 its not enought speed for SATA III (also the simple usb 3 is not enought speed!)

 

usb 2 -> 0,48 Gbit/s

usb 3 -> 4,8 Gbit/s (perhaps the installed driver corrected the real speed from 6 Gbit/s down to 3 Gbit/s because the lower speed of usb 3?!)

usb 3.1 -> 10 Gbit/s <- this works only if the right hardware is yours and the right driver/controller is installed/activated

usb 3.2 -> 20 Gbit/s

usb 4.0 -> 40 Gbit/s -> like intels thunderbold 3 (take over/replacement)

sata III -> 6,0 Gbit/s

sata II -> 3.0 Gbit/s

 

"xhci" controller its usb 3 - must be activated in your motherboard-bios.

"ehci" controller its only usb 2 i mean

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if i think about your settings...

-> i mean unter your circumstandes its all fine with this connections from your hdd to your pc about usb-connection and the downgrade from sata III to sata II.

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For just seeing what the drive is capable of I'd recommend using CrystalDiskInfo (https://crystalmark.info/en/download) (it's free and only lists details about disk drives).

In it look for:

* Interface:
Should state UASP (Serial ATA).

UASP allows the drive to function faster when plugged into a USB 3.0 port, it allows up to 70% faster read speeds and 40% faster write speeds. If it's a desktop PC only plug the drive into the USB 3.0 ports on the back of the PC, it's a little know fact that those are typically always faster than any USB 3.0 ports on the front or top of a PC which may be using some add-on to add USB 3.0 ports to a more convenient yet slower location.

If you're using Windows 10 and if the drive is slow it can mean that Write Cache is disabled. Windows 10 used to have Write Cache enabled by default, but now it's off by default. Off is safer, but much slower, and you have to 100% of the time safely remove the device to prevent corruption.

* Transfer Mode:
Should state SATA/300 | SATA/600

SATA/300 = 300 Gbps (often incorrectly called "SATA 2").
SATA/600 = 600 Gbps (often incorrectly called "SATA 3").

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I have also deactivated the hdd-write-cache for data-security against faster performance. Safer is safer :-)

on my laptop it seems i have perhaps also a hdd connection via usb3 and not via sata, because i tried deactivate/activate at bios and after reactivate usb3, w8 starts faster as without usb3.

 

 

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