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My SSD is in SATA II or SATA III??

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August 12, 2012 8:09:14 AM

I just bought a new pc with SSD & HDD. I want to be sure to get max out of my SSD. Is there any way i cam know where(SATA II or III), i put my SSD & HDD in?? Any software to figure this out?? Or any physical means? Thanx.

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August 12, 2012 8:59:30 AM

The motherboard or PC manual should tell you. If you don't have it you should be able to download it from the manufacturers web site. Other than that with a free benchmark program like "ATTO" you should be able to tell whether you have it in the right port or not.

For instance if you bought a Sata III SSD capable of 520MB/s and your only getting 275MB/s it's a pritty good guess your in a Sata II port.

For anything over 300MB/s you would have to be in a Sata III port. :sol: 
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August 16, 2012 5:52:21 PM

Idonno said:
The motherboard or PC manual should tell you. If you don't have it you should be able to download it from the manufacturers web site. Other than that with a free benchmark program like "ATTO" you should be able to tell whether you have it in the right port or not.

For instance if you bought a Sata III SSD capable of 520MB/s and your only getting 275MB/s it's a pritty good guess your in a Sata II port.

For anything over 300MB/s you would have to be in a Sata III port. :sol: 


I have posted the dsks and mobo below. There are many technical settings i am unaware of. Can you help me out by suggesting how to check for the speeds.Its taking a lot of time in default settings.When tried, it shows 250mb/s for the ssd and 200mb/s for the hard dsk.

My mobo has 1 SATA III port and rest are SATA II
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August 16, 2012 10:59:04 PM

Enter the PC BIOS to set the "Storage Controller" from IDE to AHCI before you install windows, then make sure your SSD is installed on the top white port and install windows.

While "ATTO" is not the best bench mark software is is the most generous so most (if not all) manufacturers use it to test their drives. So that is the bench mark software I recommend to see if your getting close to the manufacturers specs.

Useful links:

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/179989-ss...

http://www.attotech.com/products/product.php?sku=Disk_B...

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

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August 17, 2012 9:03:53 AM

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August 17, 2012 10:41:06 AM

Idonno said:
Enter the PC BIOS to set the "Storage Controller" from IDE to AHCI before you install windows, then make sure your SSD is installed on the top white port and install windows.

While "ATTO" is not the best bench mark software is is the most generous so most (if not all) manufacturers use it to test their drives. So that is the bench mark software I recommend to see if your getting close to the manufacturers specs.

Useful links:

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/179989-ss...

http://www.attotech.com/products/product.php?sku=Disk_B...

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

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Bro, it's actually the lower port on this mobo. Thanx for reply as it prompted to search for myself:-)
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August 18, 2012 5:09:13 AM

hakuna-matata said:
Bro, it's actually the lower port on this mobo. Thanx for reply as it prompted to search for myself:-)

Good deal that's why I attached those links. :sol: 
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