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March 7, 2014 6:24:28 PM

I have the ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155,currently running with 2 ssd one for the system and second one for games, im about to get an extra ssd for gaming, the manual shows this MOBO has 2 6gb sata (color brown) and 2 ssd 6gb sata (white color) a total of 4 but the white 6gb sata shows "Control by add on" What is that?

Can i still use that port for ssd and have the speed of 6GB?

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a c 542 G Storage
March 7, 2014 7:23:16 PM

Current generation SATA 3 (6Gb/s) SSDs need to be on native 6Gb/s ports to achieve their maximum advertised Read/Write speeds.

The native 6Gb/s SATA ports on your board are the Intel ports.
So make sure your SSD with your O/S is connected to port SATA6G_1 or SATA6G_2. See page 2-17 of your motherboard manual for the location of the ports.

You will get SATA 6Gb/s speeds from any SSD that you connect to the ASMedia 6Gb/s ports (SATA6G_E1 & SATA6G_E2), but you probably won't get maximum advertised speeds.

Since you're using the drives for gaming there won't be any real-world difference in performance.
Just make sure the ports are in AHCI mode.
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March 7, 2014 8:44:28 PM

Dereck47 said:
Current generation SATA 3 (6Gb/s) SSDs need to be on native 6Gb/s ports to achieve their maximum advertised Read/Write speeds.

The native 6Gb/s SATA ports on your board are the Intel ports.
So make sure your SSD with your O/S is connected to port SATA6G_1 or SATA6G_2. See page 2-17 of your motherboard manual for the location of the ports.

You will get SATA 6Gb/s speeds from any SSD that you connect to the ASMedia 6Gb/s ports (SATA6G_E1 & SATA6G_E2), but you probably won't get maximum advertised speeds.

Since you're using the drives for gaming there won't be any real-world difference in performance.
Just make sure the ports are in AHCI mode.



Got it

Yes they are running on Intel sata and AHCI mode.

I guess ill have to get a bigger SSD for gaming.

Well there is a very noticeable difference on loading going from HDD from SSD
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a c 542 G Storage
March 7, 2014 9:01:50 PM

sniper2606 said:
Well there is a very noticeable difference on loading going from HDD from SSD


Correct. I meant that even though your new SSD will be connected to the ASMedia 6Gb/s port that your gaming experience will be the same as if it were connected to the Intel 6Gb/s port.

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