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SSD in SATA 6Gb/s

Last response: in Motherboards
September 30, 2012 1:16:40 PM

I installed Samsung 830 128GB D/AM SATAIII to updrade my system.I have Asus P8Z68 Deluxe Motherboard,Core i7 2600K, 16 Gb Ram.I am alreading using WD black edition 1 TB HD.6.0 Gb
After installing SSD in SATA 6Gb/s port (gray port).& enabling AHCI in bios ,it still show SATA II 3.0 GB in system properties
Please giude me ow it can be used as 6.0Gbfor fast performance.

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September 30, 2012 3:14:46 PM

Assuming you are using the Intel Z68 (gray) SATA3 ports then both interfaces are running in SATA3 (6Gb/s).

The 'best' verification is to bench the SSD, anything >300MB/s is indeed SATA3 (6Gb/s).

I recommend ATTO, most SSD's max R/W's are from ATTO testing; link -

There are apps that detect 'interface' but both interfaces must be listed as (e.g. SATA III), the obvious and reassuring verification is surpassing 300MB/s (SATAII limits).