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Can i use a SSD SATA III DRIVE CONNECTED TO SATA II PORT?

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October 10, 2011 5:29:25 AM

Hello,

Your feedback is much appreciated.

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October 10, 2011 5:35:52 AM

Yes, you can connect a SATA 3.0 6Gb/s solid state drive to a SATA 2.0 3 Gb/s port on your motherboard. The SATA 3.0 6Gb/s ssd's are backward compatible with SATA 2.0 3Gb/s ports. However, performance will be restricted to SATA 2.0 levels.
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October 10, 2011 5:48:42 AM

Hello JohnnyLucky,

Will it better if connected straight to a sata III port?

Sata III ports are compatible enough for SSD III drives?

Thanks for your prompt response


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October 10, 2011 6:48:56 AM

Yep that'll work. Your ssd will work perfectly on a sataIII port
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October 10, 2011 7:03:27 AM

SATA (and PCI-e/USB) is both backwards and forward compatible, but will be limited by the slowest piece in the equation.
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October 10, 2011 7:37:09 AM

Yes it would be better if a SATA 3 6Gb/s ssd is connected to a SATA 3.0 6Gb/s port on the motherboard.

Yes, SATA 3.0 6 Gb/s ports are compatible with SATA 3.0 6Gb/s ssd's.
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October 10, 2011 2:50:51 PM

Hello Cueumore,

What do you mean by the SLOWEST PIECE IN THE EQUATION?

Thanks for your prompt response.

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October 10, 2011 2:52:08 PM

Hello joe_newbuilder,

SATA III port will it better using this on Marvell or the Intel Option..?

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October 10, 2011 3:59:19 PM

Hello JohnnyLucky,

Where can i get the latest updates for the following:

INTEL(R) ICH10 FAMILY 2 PORT SERIAL ATA STORAGE CONTROLLER 2 - 3A26?

&

INTEL(R) ICH10 FAMILY 4 PORT SERIALl ATA STORAGE CONTROLLER 1 - 3A20?


What is the method intalling these drivers?


Thanks again..!

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October 10, 2011 5:56:08 PM

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October 10, 2011 6:59:15 PM

Sorry, that was a bit confusing. Typically, you'll only be worried about two parts: the controller and whatever device you have hooked up to it. So you can run a SATA I (1.5Gb) drive on a SATA II/III port (99% of the time), but you won't see any benefit over running it on a SATA I port. Conversely, you can run a SATA III drive on an old port, but you'll be severely limited by the bus.
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October 10, 2011 7:17:38 PM

Hello Cuecuemore,

Controllers which one is best: Marvell or AHCI?

Thanks again for your prompt response.

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October 10, 2011 9:25:37 PM

Marvell is a company that makes SATA controllers whereas AHCI is a controller type/protocol. So what your asking is kind of like, "which is better, a car or a Honda?" Do you have two specific motherboards or southbridges you'd like compared?
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October 10, 2011 9:36:51 PM

Hello again,

I have a Asus Rampage II Extreme with windows 7-64.

Not quite sure the marvell or AHCI version installed on my mobo..?

Do you have nay preference?

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October 10, 2011 10:21:40 PM

Your SATA controller is the JMicron JMB363 if that's the board you are running. Of course, you are also running Intel's ICH10R southbridge as well. I believe that you should be running in AHCI. It's supposed to be better than IDE, but I'm hitting the extent of my knowledge at this point, maybe someone else knows what the big differences are.
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October 11, 2011 12:11:29 AM

Hello again,

Thanks for sharing that info. I've read alittle bit about it and i must agree with you AHCI is better.

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October 13, 2011 1:50:00 PM

Hello Cuecuemore,

Which is more reliable AHCI OR MARVELL?

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October 13, 2011 1:51:47 PM

Hello JohnyLucky,

Which one is more reliable AHCI or Marvell?

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October 13, 2011 3:02:37 PM

TRIM is a Microsoft Windows 7 feature. It is a message from Windows 7 to the solid state drive that a user has deleted data. The Windows 7 TRIM feature is supposed to help the ssd's garbage collection function. Not all operating systems have the TRIM feature.

Intel and Marvell are names for SATA controllers used in solid state drives and motherboards. Intel Controllers are preferred over Marvell controllers. In a lot of the newer Intel cpu motherboards the Intel controller is included in a single integrated Intel chipset. In older motherboards the Intel controller was sometimes included in the Intel Southbridge chipset.
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October 13, 2011 6:36:27 PM

Hello again Johnylucky,

Where can i do i find the latest Marvell 6gps drivers?

My Asus Rampage III Extreme came with two Sata III Marvell seems to these are kind of slow if so is it because these things don't run the latest drivers ( I'm 100% percent i have these set up properly in the BIOS System )

Perhaps if i purchase a Raid Card will make these SATA Marvell III ( 6gps ) fully functional, faster transfer, reading and writing?

And finally do you recommend buying a Raid Card?


Thank you for all the advice.



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October 13, 2011 6:36:42 PM

Hello again Johnylucky,

Where can i do i find the latest Marvell 6gps drivers?

My Asus Rampage III Extreme came with two Sata III Marvell seems to these are kind of slow if so is it because these things don't run the latest drivers ( I'm 100% percent i have these set up properly in the BIOS System )

Perhaps if i purchase a Raid Card will make these SATA Marvell III ( 6gps ) fully functional, faster transfer, reading and writing?

And finally do you recommend buying a Raid Card?


Thank you for all the advice.


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October 14, 2011 4:35:46 AM

That is something I have wondered. Why do you think your drive seems slow?
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October 22, 2011 5:01:42 PM

Hello again,

Sometimes my work requires to handle large Photo and Video files. What is the most reliable RAID set up?

Assuming i have the raid controller card with 512 cache built in on the ASUS X58?

How about without the Raid controller card on the ASUS X58?


As always your feedback is much appreciated
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