I am running a rig with a Z68XP-UD3 as my mobo. I currently have a Crucial M4 128Gb SATA III SSD and a Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 SATA III HDD connected. I just bought another Crucial M4. The question is: do I have a spare SATA III 6Gbs port? I see in the manual 2 GSATA III ports...
Ports SATA3_0 & SATA3_1 are the Intel SATA3 (6Gb/s) ports.
The Intel controller offers greater performance than the Marvell controller.
That's what I'm thinking too. Thanks for all your help.
So, what's the point in buying a SATA III 6Gbs mechanic HDD if it can't spin fast enough for the ports in the first place? My Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 is SATA III 6Gbs... now I'm questioning why I got it instead of a 3Gbs drive.