Im upgrading my PC & have some old SATA 3Gb/s drives I would like to use in my new setup. The new motherboards I've been looking at have ports for the following:
SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray SATA 3Gb/s port(s), blue mini-SATA 3Gb/s port(s) with onboard 32GB SSD, black
I plan to have a 256GB SATA 6Gb/s SDD as the boot drive. I have 2 questions:
Q1. If I connect the old SATA 3Gb/s drives to the SATA 3Gb/s port. Then plug the SSD into the SATA 6Gb/s port. Will the SSD speed remain at 6Gb/s or will this drop to the speed of the SATA 3Gb/s drive?
Q2. If I use a 256 GB SATA 6Gb/s SSD will I benefit from a 32Gb mini-SATA cache?
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Q1. Yes, the speed of the SATA 6Gb/s SSD connected to the SATA 6Gb/s port will remain at 6Gb/s. Q2. No, there are no benefits of using a SSD to cache a SSD. You will only see a performance boost when you use a SSD to cache a HDD.