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SSD port change from 3 GB/s to 6 GB/s

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November 14, 2013 6:39:15 AM

In my new build, I mistakenly connected the Samsung
(MZ-7PD256BW) SSD to the 3 GB/s port on the ASUS motherboard (Asus
P8Z77-V LK). The system is currently operational with Windows 8.1 OS.

Can the Samsung SSD connection be changed from 3 GB/s to 6 GB/s connection on the motherboard? If so, what changes will be to be made, as this SSD is functioning as the root drive?

I made the change of port connection from the 3 GB/s to the 6 GB/s connection using cable rated for 6 GB/s. When rebooted, the SSD is not recognized in the BIOS. I would like to use the faster port connection if possible.

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a c 97 G Storage
November 14, 2013 6:42:47 AM

just connect the drive to the 6GB port on the same controller.

no change should be necessary in the BIOS
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a b G Storage
November 14, 2013 6:47:34 AM

Why was it not seen in the bios? It should have been. Did you remember to plug in the power cable as well?

I'm not 100% sure you can just move the port number like that for the boot drive. Data drives won't mater, you'll just have different letters for the drives. But the boot one needs to stay where it was installed. At least for XP. I'm not sure how win7+ handle this.
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a b G Storage
November 14, 2013 7:17:41 AM

Hi,
Right now you won't much difference between 3 gb / 6 gb sata port. The reason why it won't boot on the 6 gb is probably because they are storage port and therefore windows won't boot if the hard drive is plugged in one of them.
Some motherboard has different color port to seperate them. You should read the user manual, it will tell you from there.
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a b G Storage
November 14, 2013 10:07:09 AM

Not sure what you mean by a "storage" port. All sata ports on a board should be bootable. Even the third party ones once the drivers are loaded. PCI/PCIe based plug in cards might not be, but only because not all boards support boot from PCI/e.

He will also see a good boost from switching ports. That's a Samsung 840pro. By using the SATA II port he is limiting himself to 300MBps, while he should have 525MBps+ if he gets it working on the SATA III port. Worth the bump/hassle.
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