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Only 2 sata3 on Asus p8z68

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April 19, 2011 4:55:23 PM

The Asus p8z68 only has 2 SATA3 headers, and I understand you can use some device to run multiple drives through the same header, but does that slow down the throughput?

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April 19, 2011 11:16:58 PM

You don't run more than one drive on a single SATA connector. One connector, one device.

BTW, the P8Z68 has 4x SATA2 headers, and 4x SATA3 headers:



SATA is backwards compatible... you can connect SATA2 and SATA1 devices to SATA3 ports and they will work.
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a c 107 V Motherboard
April 19, 2011 11:29:49 PM

The Z68 chipset has two SATA3 ports (gray) and the Marvell controller has two SATA3 ports (dark blue). The Marvell ports don't perform as well as the Intel ports do.
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