1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
4 x PCIe 2.0 x 1 (2.5GT/s, gray slots)
2 x PCI
Marvell® PCIe SATA 6Gb/s controller:
- 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (Gray)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology Support RAID 0,1,5,10
I'm planning to put 2 SSD on Raid 0, however this brings me a few questions?
Since the read/write speeds are almost at the limit of the SATA 3.0 Gb\s in raid 0 this will break that limit, I'm trying to avoid a bottleneck in the setup, so I have a few questions:
Is possible to use these SSD in Raid 0 in a SATA 6.0 Gb\s?
What I need for that (best motherboard and raid controller)?
Will this affect the performance of my PCIe Video Card? - I have been reading that some manufacturers uses part of the PCIe bus for SATA 6.0 Gb\s and USB 3.0 devices.
1) The SATA II 3.0Gbps bandwidth is PER CHANNEL. So 2 drives in RAID 0 "can" acheive 600Mbps w/o problems. My RAID 0 array can hit over 400Mbps, over the single 3.0Gbps specs.
2) Since the SSD are SATA II, I'd stay with the SATA 2 ports on the mobo, using the Intel ICHR10 chipset controller.
3) I don' t know about the PCI-e bandwidth performance hit using the SATA 6.0 controller. But I've read that Intel doesn't support SATA III or USB 3.0 yet, so it must be on it's own chips, not effecting PCI-e chipset.