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Need a good SATA 6GBps PCIe card

Last response: in Storage
December 29, 2011 7:38:41 AM

As the title says.

I have a sata 2 mobo and I'm looking for a fast sata 3 PCIe card that provides full sata 3 speed.

I just want:
  • AHCI support
  • Full SATA3 speed
  • Budget 100€/130$

    It can have only 1 port for all I care, no RAID, ... .

    Please post your experiences and suggestions.
    December 29, 2011 2:31:20 PM

    i to would like to be pointed in the right direction for a good sata3 card to add to my x58 motherboard
    December 29, 2011 4:26:38 PM

    So far I've tested my Samsung 830 256GB on 3 controllers.

    My mobo

    ASROCK sata3 PCIe card

    and friend's P67 mobo

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    December 29, 2011 4:40:36 PM

    hmm well i dont wanna be changing motherboards cant afford it. i just want to get a good add on card for like the pci x1 slot or somthin
    December 29, 2011 7:04:47 PM


    What about something with just awesome speed and no RAID?
    December 29, 2011 8:39:04 PM

    Hehe, thx. I think the cable I got with samsung ssd will do just fine.
    a b G Storage
    December 29, 2011 9:04:22 PM

    no you can not use it with that cind of raid controller!

    raid controllers using SFF-8087 which is you need to buy it!
    its a different kind of cable! :p 

    look at it closely, and you will understand! :) 
    December 29, 2011 9:16:25 PM

    Right :D :D . Thx for the second heads up!
    December 29, 2011 9:30:04 PM

    i found this i belive its a good company and affordable

    but there all seem to be slow wonder where i could find onne that will atleast let me take advantage of full speed on a corsair 3 gt 550read 525write without breaking the bank or buying a new board
    December 29, 2011 9:37:32 PM

    If you can find a review please post it here.
    a b G Storage
    December 30, 2011 6:01:45 AM

    winterlord! this HighPoint Rocket 620 uses PCI 2 1x which is up to 5gb/s

    the bandwidth is less than sata III (6gb/s)

    in raid 0 mode it will be like 2x 2,5Gb/s! wich is less than 2x sata II (3Gb/s) ! :) 
    January 1, 2012 4:09:37 PM

    Just installed the HighPoint Rocket 620. The performance is good but the card causes my machine to hang at the end of the BIOS POST. I'm hearing that it has a conflict with the Intel ICH10 controller when the Intel controller is in RAID mode.

    I'm using it on an ASUS Maxmius IV Gene-Z and I can circumvent it by using the BIOS's boot menu (F8 key) to select the boot drive. I'm looking for a new card to replace it as this is really frustrating.
    a b G Storage
    January 1, 2012 4:57:30 PM

    and i have to say that HighPoint Rocket 620 is not true sata III its like marvell controllers uses 5gb/s or 500mb/s (PCI-Express 2.0 x1)

    I suggest you to RMA it if it's possible and buy a good raid controller if you can! ;) 
    a b G Storage
    January 1, 2012 6:18:16 PM

    yea i told him before about this chick! :D :D 

    resonable price, good performance! is that not enough? :D 
    January 3, 2012 4:09:07 PM

    Does it support AHCI?
    a b G Storage
    January 3, 2012 5:23:55 PM

    yes HighPoint RocketRAID 2720SGL supports AHCI!:)