I am up grading my system following a lightning strike. My HDDs survived the strike so will be used in the new system. The upgrade includes a new SB Gigabyte MB that has 2 x Sata3 and 4 x Sata2 ports. My question is this. Will there be any advantage in connecting my 2 x Seagate 7200.12 HDDs to the Sata3 ports in RAID0 rather than the Sata2 ports?
Then the SATA3 ports are controlled by a Marvell chip, and will require drivers that are probably on the CD that came with the motherboard. If'n you're going to install the OS on drives attaches to the Sata3 ports, you will need to load those drivers during installation.