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SSD and lack of Sata ports.

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April 30, 2014 11:16:17 AM

Hello TH, I i'm going to buy an SSD (Sata 3 6Gbit Per Sec) but my motherboard has only 1 6gb, can I just plug my hard drive in the Sata 3Gbit port? Will there be any issues?

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a c 242 V Motherboard
April 30, 2014 11:29:11 AM

Your hard disk can't saturate a 3Gbit port. Use the 6Gbit port for the SSD.
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a b V Motherboard
April 30, 2014 11:31:01 AM

I would plug the SSD into the 1 6 GB SATA header and install Windows. then plug in the HDD.
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April 30, 2014 11:35:51 AM

GhislainG said:
Your hard disk can't saturate a 3Gbit port. Use the 6Gbit port for the SSD.


Wait so I can't use the 3Gb for the 6Gbit? It will work right?
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a c 242 V Motherboard
April 30, 2014 1:43:39 PM

Oxedom said:
GhislainG said:
Your hard disk can't saturate a 3Gbit port. Use the 6Gbit port for the SSD.


Wait so I can't use the 3Gb for the 6Gbit? It will work right?
What do you mean? A 6Gbit hard disk won't saturate a 3Gbit SATA port, but a 6Gbit SSD will saturate a 3Gbit SATA port. In other words, it doesn't matter where you connect hard disks, but you definitely want to use the 6Gbit port for your SSD.

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May 1, 2014 5:06:41 AM

GhislainG said:
Oxedom said:
GhislainG said:
Your hard disk can't saturate a 3Gbit port. Use the 6Gbit port for the SSD.


Wait so I can't use the 3Gb for the 6Gbit? It will work right?
What do you mean? A 6Gbit hard disk won't saturate a 3Gbit SATA port, but a 6Gbit SSD will saturate a 3Gbit SATA port. In other words, it doesn't matter where you connect hard disks, but you definitely want to use the 6Gbit port for your SSD.



Awesome thanks! I opened my computer and noticed my harddisk is connected to a 3gbit anyway. Thanks for the help!
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