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Which SATA port should I use? (new build)


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I'm putting together a new high-end system for the first time in about 4 years, tbh I'm not yet fully up to speed with all this new fangled ssd stuff so please bare with me :o:


I'm gonna be installing Win 7 64 on an ASUS Sabertooth X58 mobo using Corsair F120 ssd as the boot drive.


My question is the mobo has:

  • 6x SATA-II(3Gb/s) ports via the Intel ICH10R
  • 2x SATA-III(6Gb/s) ports via a Marvell 9128 controller
  • 2x eSATA-II(3Gb/s) ports via a JMicron JMB362 controller


Which of these should I hook the Corsair ssd boot drive up to for best results?

Would there be any advantage to using the SATA-III(6Gb/s) ports?

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I'd disable the Marvell controller all along (unless you have more than 6 drives ofc) You'll gain about 9seconds in boot, it's the extra time it uses to initialize drives.


The F120 probably can't utilize the full 3gb anyway, yet alone 6gb.

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