Does NCQ matter to me ?

I have just finished putting my new rig together and was surprised to see that if i want to run SATTA II in NCQ mode i have to make a diskette (floppy ) of the drivers first and install them after windows has installed. If i dont want to use NCQ i can choose IDE mode in the options and windows will just get on with it and install.
Does anyone know if this means i will loose the other performance benefits of SATTA II or will it still run at 3.0 instead of 1.5 and just not have NCQ. The MOBO in question is a ASROC 4Core twins P35.

Mactronix
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  1. Do you run a server? If so, NCQ MAY matter to you. In most cases, no.
  2. NCQ

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_Command_Queuing

    Server much ? Render much ? Hash Files much ? Compile much ? SQL much ?
    Naa, think not. Anyway you need to have a mobo (controller) and a HDD compliant. You need both parts.
    They usually aint cheap.
  3. Thanks for the replies can i also ask about the AHCI mode as that also wont be active if i install in IDE mode.
    I believe it just makes things talk to each other nicer and also isn't relevant ?
    To sum up i don't need to worry about either and i can just install in IDE mode and will still have the SATTA II speed increase IE 3.0 instead of 1.5. Is that correct ? Its just that if i definatly wont need the Diskette then i can install a card reader instead of the floppy drive.

    Thanks
    Mactronix
  4. mactronix said:
    Thanks for the replies can i also ask about the AHCI mode as that also wont be active if i install in IDE mode.
    I believe it just makes things talk to each other nicer and also isn't relevant ?
    To sum up i don't need to worry about either and i can just install in IDE mode and will still have the SATTA II speed increase IE 3.0 instead of 1.5. Is that correct ? Its just that if i definatly wont need the Diskette then i can install a card reader instead of the floppy drive.

    Thanks
    Mactronix


    Guess that is it. For you the speed bump is negligible, and its a standard or protocol that is not directly relative to SATA II. In IDE mode it work just fine.
  5. Ok thanks for the replies.
    Mactronix :)
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