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January 14, 2012 2:52:35 PM

SYSTEM SPECS


CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K at 3.30 GHz
Motherboard: Asus P8P67 EVO
Memory: Corsair Vengeance™ — 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9)
Graphics: ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU/2DI/1GD5
Hard Drive 1: Western Digital Caviar Black 1,5 TB SATA III
Hard Drive 2: Western Digital Caviar Black 1,5 TB SATA III
PSU: OCZ Z Series 650 Watt
Monitor: LG W2753VC-PF
OS: Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

OVERCLOCKING

CPU: NONE
Memory: NONE
GPU: GPU clock at 884 Mhz, Memory clock at 2100 Mhz

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So I was thinking of buying an SSD for my system but I wasn't sure what interface I should purchace and in which controller I should mount it.

Here are my motherboards storage specs:

Intel® P67(B3) chipset :
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
4 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), blue
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10

Marvell® PCIe 9120 controller :
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), navy blue

(the Marvel chipset says it can only be used for data hard drives)

I have my 2 WD Caviar black in the 2 gray intel ports which have SATA III interface and I was wondering if I should buy an SSD with SATA III interface and put it in the intel Chipset and move the 2 WD drives from the Intel to the Marvel chipset or should I buy and SSD SATA II and put it in my Intel SATA II ports and leave the WD drives in the Intel SATA III ports.

In the end I want you to tell me which is better performance wise.

Thanks in advance!!!

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a c 265 G Storage
January 14, 2012 3:11:50 PM

I would put the SSD on the native gray ports since they are faster. Conventional SATA III HDD is not even able to max out SATA II interface so moving them over to the marvell or even the SATAII connections will be fine.
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January 14, 2012 9:20:34 PM

rolli59 said:
I would put the SSD on the native gray ports since they are faster. Conventional SATA III HDD is not even able to max out SATA II interface so moving them over to the marvell or even the SATAII connections will be fine.


What if i bought a SATA II SSD because of the money, would that be a big performance loss from a SATA III SSD or the difference is not that much?
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January 14, 2012 9:30:02 PM

Sata III on an SSD is nearly twice as fast as Sata II.

Sata III on an HDD has a negligible speed boost over Sata II.

If you have Sata III, get a Sata III SSD. You're going to regret it if you get a sata II ssd.
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a c 265 G Storage
January 15, 2012 1:51:18 PM

There are very limited savings going with SATA II over III money wise so stick with SATAIII.
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January 15, 2012 9:57:12 PM

Best answer selected by TheByt3.
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January 15, 2012 9:57:27 PM

ok thank you very much for your answers!!!
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