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Adding sata port to my system via pci card

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January 18, 2013 3:44:46 AM

Hi,

Just a few simple questions from an old and slow mind...

I'd like to add an extra ssd to my system but all sata ports
are already populated (4x3gb/2x6gb).
The mainbord is an intel dx79si and since there's only
one video card used, there is several pci slots available
(PCIe 2.0x16/PCIe 2.0x8/PCIex1/PCI).

I was thinking of getting a pci sata card and move the dvd burner
and blu-ray player on it thus making space for the new ssd.

What kind/brand of card would you guys be looking for to do the trick?

Since i'd like to keep all options open, is a 6gb card a must or 3 gb enough?

I have one hdd pluged in a 6gb port, any problem moving it to a 3 gb port?
(i suspect there's not but...)

Here's are the system specs if that is of any help...
Intel dx79si/i7-3930k/32GB
SSD intel 520 (480G) (main drive)
2x2TB hdd (not raid)/ dvd burner & br player
video gtx 670

Thank in advance for your help,

Sincerely,

AA

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January 18, 2013 4:01:42 AM

I would run your SSD on the PCIe card. Run your slow drives on the 3GB ports. That said, get a 6GB card. I don't think you could boot from your optical drive attached to the card, I could be wrong on that though. I use HighPoint cards, even there cheap 1x 2 port card will be sufficient and if I recall its only around 30-40 bucks.
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January 19, 2013 2:24:06 AM

maestro0428 said:
I would run your SSD on the PCIe card. Run your slow drives on the 3GB ports. That said, get a 6GB card. I don't think you could boot from your optical drive attached to the card, I could be wrong on that though. I use HighPoint cards, even there cheap 1x 2 port card will be sufficient and if I recall its only around 30-40 bucks.


Thanks maestro, never thought about the possible booting problem with the optical drive.
Will do my homework on this.

Sincerely,

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