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ASUS P5Q SE2 & SATA II ?!?!

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May 8, 2010 4:08:05 PM

Hey,

Does anyone know if my mobo works/fully support SATA II?

I've checked asus website (http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=URA00A6u0GrUqHiH&...), microcenter, manual (which has less info than my toilet paper) and nothing tells me if this mobo fully use sata II. It only says 6 xSATA 3 Gb/s ports and as far as i know 3gb/s is NOT SATA II (Dispelling the Confusion: SATA II does not mean 3Gb/s)source -> http://www.directron.com/sata3gbs.html

And now I've got confused by finding this one the web:
"Serial ATA (SATA) Yes
Serial ATA 2 (SATA II) Yes
Serial ATA 2 (SATA II) ports 6" Source ->http://en.kioskea.net/guide/details/1164687-asus-p5q-se...

No clue now :( .... anyway the reason why I'm trying to find it is because I want to purchase ssd which is SATA II and I want to be sure it will go its full potential.

Thank you so much in advance.

=)

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May 8, 2010 5:11:09 PM

?
May 8, 2010 5:22:32 PM

SATA-I = 150 MB/second, 10/8 protocol

SATA-II = 300 MB/second, 10/8 protocol aka SATA/3G = 3.0 Gb/s

SATA-III = 600 MB/second, 10/8 protocol aka SATA/6G = 6.0 Gb/s


http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=URA00A6u0GrUqHiH&...

IntelĀ® P45 / ICH10 with IntelĀ® Fast Memory Access Technology

Southbridge
6 x SATA 3 Gb/s ports = SATA-II


MRFS


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May 8, 2010 5:32:18 PM

p.s. to enable AHCI with the P45 chipset,
see the User Manual concerning the BIOS options
for enabling AHCI or RAID.

The RAID settings are a superset of AHCI
but RAID requires the ICH10R controller.

However, I believe you'll need Windows 7 and Intel's
RST (Rapid Storage Technology) in order to pass
TRIM commands to SSDs wired to your ICH10.

Reportedly, Intel is still working on supporting
TRIM in RAID mode, using RST with their ICH10R.

Check with Intel for the VERY latest (which I may not have)
because "constant change is here to stay" :) 


One option worth exploring is to enable AHCI with 2 x SSDs
wired to the ICH10 controller, and configure an OS software RAID;
but, these software RAID arrays are not bootable. At least,
TRIM commands can then be passed to each SSD in AHCI mode.

RTFM (Read The Fine Manual -- not always "Fine" however :) 


MRFS
May 9, 2010 4:10:06 PM

MRFS said:
p.s. to enable AHCI with the P45 chipset,
see the User Manual concerning the BIOS options
for enabling AHCI or RAID.

The RAID settings are a superset of AHCI
but RAID requires the ICH10R controller.

However, I believe you'll need Windows 7 and Intel's
RST (Rapid Storage Technology) in order to pass
TRIM commands to SSDs wired to your ICH10.

Reportedly, Intel is still working on supporting
TRIM in RAID mode, using RST with their ICH10R.

Check with Intel for the VERY latest (which I may not have)
because "constant change is here to stay" :) 


One option worth exploring is to enable AHCI with 2 x SSDs
wired to the ICH10 controller, and configure an OS software RAID;
but, these software RAID arrays are not bootable. At least,
TRIM commands can then be passed to each SSD in AHCI mode.

RTFM (Read The Fine Manual -- not always "Fine" however :) 


MRFS



MRFS,

So you saying I may have to tweak little bit in bios to get this ssd working? as far as ACHI on my mobo it lets me do disabled, compatible, enhanced->I think this is what I need is that right?

"However, I believe you'll need Windows 7 and Intel's
RST (Rapid Storage Technology) in order to pass
TRIM commands to SSDs wired to your ICH10." - regards RST are these the drivers I have to preinstall before os system fresh installation?

Thanks in advance
May 9, 2010 5:14:00 PM

bump
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