Closed Does AsRock Z68 Extreme3 have intel sata controlers for max SSD speed? Tags: Motherboards SSD ASrock Intel SATA Product Last response: March 3, 2012 8:38 PM in Motherboards Share connect4 February 26, 2012 5:00:31 PM I am hearing that you want to stay away from Marvell sata III controllers and find intel sata III controllers for maximum performance of your SSD drive. I am leaning towards purchasing a AsRock Z68 Extreme3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I've checked everywhere and I've seen posts that say most Z68's have the intel controllers (vs marvell) but other posts saying that Z68's don't? (maybe im not reading them correctly). So does anyone definitively know if Z68 motherboards carry Intel controllers that will maximize SSD performance? (AsRock, Gigabyte) What about the AsRock Z68 Extreme3? This is the board I want to purchase Thanks ==================================================== Also I have an M4 crucial 64GB SSD...Besides OCZ vertex 3 and any other high performing but unreliable SSD, Can I get more bang for my buck and upgrade? Anything $100-150 price range. (space is not an issue as 64gb works fine for my OS/programs.) More about : asrock z68 extreme3 intel sata controlers max ssd speed GhislainG a c 229 V Motherboard a b å Intel February 26, 2012 6:47:20 PM The ASRock only has an Intel SATA controller with two 6.0 Gb/s connectors. Score 0 connect4 February 26, 2012 7:16:59 PM GhislainG said:The ASRock only has an Intel SATA controller with two 6.0 Gb/s connectors. That's what I thought, I just wanted confirmation. Thanks! Score 0 Related resources ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 - new build does not POST - Forum Does Asrock z68 extreme3 gen3 support IVB? - Forum Does this CPU fit in the AsRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 - Forum Does Asrock z68 extreme3 gen3 support IVB? - Forum ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 11 vs.GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Intel Z68 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution RetiredChief a b V Motherboard a b å Intel February 26, 2012 9:07:09 PM All Z68's have 2 Intel sata III ports as it is in the chipset. If you see a Z68 that says 4 sata III ports then that is 2 - Intel + 2 Marvel based. You might chatch a M4, or Samsung 830 128 gig on sale for around $150 -> $175, but don't blink or they will be sold out. Skip the Agility 3 120 gig, often on sale - It's cheap for a reason. Share connect4 March 3, 2012 8:32:43 PM Best answer selected by connect4. Score 0 nikorr a c 328 V Motherboard March 3, 2012 8:38:02 PM This topic has been closed by Nikorr Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSATA 3 SSD max speed 350mb/s?? Forum SolvedSSD with Intel 3.0 SATA ports on Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 Forum ASMedia SATA controller on ASRock Z68 Fatal1ty Gen3 Forum SolvedDoes Intel have a Sata 6gb/s SSD Forum Does a fast sata iii ssd speed up the computer Forum Mushkin SSD on Marvell 9128 SATA 3 controller is going SATA 2 speeds Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !