I have recently acquired a WD Caviar Green 500gb sata 3 to replace my old WD Cavia Blue 500gb sata 2 WD5000AAKS and I have a couple of questions:
when running the Western Digital Data Lifeguard Diag program the new HD is specified as being IDE whereas the old one is correctly specified as being Sata, is this normal or is there a problem? How can a Sata III drive be specified as an IDE drive?
How come there is no difference in how the windows perfomance index indicated HD performance between the new HD and the old one? I assume there should be a much higher data transfer rate difference between a sata 3 and a sata 2 other than having 64mb cache compared to 16mb on the old HD.
I am using a Gigabyte 990XA-UD3 main board with an AMD FX-6200 CPU, 4gb ram and a sapphire 6670 graphics card. OS - Windows 7 ultimate 64bit.
thanks for any help at all