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Master Geek

#116088 17-Apr-2013 22:40
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Hi all,

Just a real quick question.  I have just bought new components for my PC.  I was careful to get a SATA 6.0gbs MB and matching SSD.  However I was wondering if I keep my older SATA devices (2TB HDD and DVDROM) whether it will slow down the transfer rate for the SSD (to less than 6.0Gbs) or if the ports are independent from each other in terms of throughput.  The MB only has SATA 6.0Gbs ports.



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Ultimate Geek

  #801250 17-Apr-2013 23:28
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Ports should be dependent of each other, depending on your motherboard you may wish to use the slower SATA III ports, since they will be running at SATA II speed or less.


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  #801267 18-Apr-2013 01:15
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I know some Intel boards have two controllers on them, one is good for one fast device and the other Marvell? better for connecting more devices as it has more dedicated channels. Just comes down to what else is sharing the BUS, ie PCI-E, Audio, USB etc etc.


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Master Geek

  #801315 18-Apr-2013 09:01
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Hey guys

thanks for the responses so far.  The chipset of the MB is AMD A85X with 8x6Gbit/s SATA ports and no others.  


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Master Geek

  #801938 18-Apr-2013 22:19
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FYI.  I contacted the vendor regarding this question.  They have assured me that the older drives will not impede the performance of the SSD.  Just posting this back for future reference.

Also if I do find other wise I'll try and remember to post back here!

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