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sata 3gbs or sata 6gbps

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Anonymous
July 13, 2013 9:12:22 AM

guys,im gonna get a ssd.....but my mobo dun hv sata 6gbps slot...so,should i get a pcie x1 sata 6gbps controller card or juz plug in the ssd into sata 3gbps slot????

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a c 288 G Storage
July 13, 2013 9:27:32 AM

Just use the 3gb ports. You will be pleased.
Your best use for a ssd is for the os. The os does mostly random I/o, and that performance is unaffected by 3gb or 6gb.

Also, pcie sata adapters may not be bootable and will be unsuitable for windows.
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a b G Storage
July 13, 2013 10:05:07 AM

Yeah the biggest difference between SSD and HDD is the latency, and SATA 6Gb/s only improves bandwidth compared to SATA 3Gb/s, not latency.
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Anonymous
July 13, 2013 10:29:31 AM

Btw,my mobo only hv 2 sata ports......one 4 my hdd n one 4 my dvd drive.....if i plug my ssd to the hdd sata port(dvd drive sata port cannot cuz if i need to reformat,the i need my dvd drive to be bootable),then where should i plug my hdd??????any ideas???
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a c 288 G Storage
July 13, 2013 11:23:03 AM

You might buy a add in card to get some added sata ports.
Or... buy an external usb dvd drive.
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Anonymous
July 14, 2013 3:55:13 AM

so,i should get d sata 3gbps or sata 6gbps?????
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a b G Storage
July 14, 2013 6:04:23 AM

Just plug the SSD into a SATA 3Gb/s port.
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a c 288 G Storage
July 14, 2013 7:44:31 AM

Anonymous said:
so,i should get d sata 3gbps or sata 6gbps?????


A dvd or a hard drive can not saturate 3gb sata, only a ssd can.
So you can put them on any 3gb or 6gb port without any performance impact.
But you want your ssd for the os and it needs to be bootable. So, put your ssd and dvd on the motherboard sata port, and use the add in card for the hard drive
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Anonymous
July 14, 2013 8:50:48 AM

thanks geofelt
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