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which port? brown or beige, to plug SSD in Z87 Sabertooth?

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August 9, 2013 7:56:48 AM

the manual is vague
there are 6 browns and 2 beiges
for brown it says, Intel Z87 sata6 connectors
these connect Sata6 hdd via sata6 signal cables and is also for RAID....

and for beige it says
ASMedia sata6 connectors,
(and just like brown) these connect Sata6 hdd via sata6 signal cables
and also adds, these sata ports are for data drives only
ASMedia storage controller can only support AHCI(?) mode

which one should i plug my SSD? which one is better
a b G Storage
August 9, 2013 7:59:01 AM

Use the brown (Intel controller) ports for a SSD. Third party controllers are generally slower than Intel's (Marvell is probably the worst).
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August 9, 2013 8:14:22 AM

Onus said:
Use the brown (Intel controller) ports for a SSD. Third party controllers are generally slower than Intel's (Marvell is probably the worst).


excuse me can u also help me with these brown and beige VGA ports, both are PCIe3 but which one is better?
about the DIMM port, i read it on an online manual that beige are better in overclocking and no comment on browns, i think it means beiges are better,right?
and thank you, i used ur infos
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a b G Storage
August 9, 2013 9:30:28 AM

The manual should tell you which one to use. Most likely, if you're using a single PCIe slot, the primary one is the one closest to the CPU socket.
As to the RAM slots, it sounds like they are recommending that if you are installing only 2 sticks, you should use the beige slots.
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