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How good are Sata PCI Cards?

I've been looking at getting a SATA PCI card so that I can install a dvd drive and another hdd in my computer... I was just wondering if read/write speeds will suffer significantly due to using this rather than my motherboards SATA Ports.

If it helps, this is the card I was looking at getting: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Syba-Port-SATA-6Gbps-PCI-Express/dp/B005B0A6ZS/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1368662626&sr=1-3&keywords=sata+expansion+card

Thanks, :)
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    For mechanical HDDs and dvds it will work fine. If you want a card to work properly with the fastest ssds out there you will need to pay way more($400).
    -Bruce
  2. dish_moose said:
    For mechanical HDDs and dvds it will work fine. If you want a card to work properly with the fastest ssds out there you will need to pay way more($400).
    -Bruce


    Ok great, so I'll just use my motherboards sata ports for ssds etc.. and the ones on the card for my dvd drives etc..

    Thanks :)
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