Hello, I am assembling my first build in 5 years and would very much appreciate any help with the SATA ports.
I have the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 and I have read that of the 8 internal SATA ports 4 are 6.0Gb/s but only 2 of those are controlled by the intel chipset, the other two use a ASMEDIA ASM1061controller. I have read many comments about the ASMEDIA controller in the forums that say its better than Marvell but they had still rather use the 3.0Gb/s on things that really matter. Well, I dont know which things really matter (which things require the better controller) so while it is helpful to know there is a problem I do not know how to work around it.
I intend to boot from a OCZ Vertex 4 SSD sata iii and I would like it as responsive and zippy as possible. Initially it seems like a no-brainer I should use one of the 6.0Gb/s Intel ports for this but then I thought... maybe the ASMEDIA ports are not liked because of max throughput, not responsiveness, and how often would I max this thing? So I'm begging you for help.
I have about the same motherboard, i leave the sata 3 ssd plugged into the intel sata 3 controller, the rest i just plugged as i went since they were all sata 2.
You have enough sata 3 ports to plug your sata 3 devices.
I don't know much about the controllers but usually intel hardware is really good so i would suggest leave the ssd and the most used seagate driver there.