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Should I connect my SSD through SATA3 or SATA2?

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July 12, 2012 1:31:41 AM

On the package for my motherboard, there was a sticker saying, "For better performance and short boot up time, we suggest you connect the HDD on SATA port 0-5 as boot device."

Those ports are SATA2, however the motherboard also has three SATA3 ports. I'm also using an SSD. Would I actually get better performance from the SATA2 port?

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD:
http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-Inch-Solid-State-CT12...

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July 12, 2012 1:43:02 AM

That's a SATA3 (6GBps) SSD, so you'd have to connect to a SATA3 port to get the best performance.
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July 12, 2012 1:46:22 AM

You would notice a pretty significant performance boost by switching to sata3.
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July 12, 2012 1:57:31 AM

Connect your SSD in AHCI mode to the Intel 6Gb/s port, not one of the 2 ASMedia 6Gb/s ports for best performance.
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July 12, 2012 2:17:33 AM

Dereck47 said:
Connect your SSD in AHCI mode to the Intel 6Gb/s port, not one of the 2 ASMedia 6Gb/s ports for best performance.


I assume the intel is SATA3_0, not SATA3_A0/SATA3_A1, right?
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July 12, 2012 2:25:20 AM

Correct.
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July 22, 2012 7:02:58 PM

Best answer selected by hb1547.
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