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Old 07-03-2012, 05:09 AM
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Default SATA III PCIe card for a Force 3?

I just ordered a 240GB Force 3 SSD to replace my 120 force (no number, so 1 I guess lol) drive.

I was wondering what type of difference I might see going from a first generation force drive to the 3 with just a sata 2 connection ( the main reason I upgraded was for more space), as well as if a sata 3 PCIe card would be worthwhile, and if so, if there are any recommendations for a type (don't need raid or a ton of connections, just planning on plugging maybe two drives in there, the SSD and the 2TB storage drive.) that simply works well, no bells and whisles needed.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:23 AM
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You won't see a difference in performance if you still leave it on a SATA II port.
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:25 PM
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Yeah, was thinking as much, any SATA 3 PCIe adapters that one can recommend?
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:03 PM
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Hi z999z3mystorys

Got same chipset as you X58 on a intel DX58SO2 MB
But with a Marvell 9128 Sata3 controlleur
I have but a pcie sata3 controller, because Marvell 9128 was not able to andle Sata3 SSD. From wath i understand Marvell 9128 chip use a pcie 1x. Mutch to slow for sata3 SSD. Get enven wost wend i do a raid 0. Intel Sata2 ICH10R was a litle bit slower but mutch mor stable, but reach maximum speed ove sata2 280MB/s
Sata2 1 ssd= 280MB/s Raid 0 2 ssd 554MB/s
Marvell 9128 Sata3 1 SSD 305MB/s Raid 0 2 SSD 360MB/s

So to get full speed ove Sata3 SSD a have but a Highpoint 2720SGL sas/sata PCIE 8X controller. With 8 sata3, it could run with raid and non-raid just by changing firmware and could reach a maximum speed ove 2800MB/s. For the price this controller as good result. As similar produc cost more then 300$ and could go up to 1300$.

Highpoint 2720SGL is 160$

HighPoint Int-MS-1M4S SFF-8087 to 4 SATA is 25$
U nead 1 cable for 1 to 4 sata device and 2 cable if you put 5 to 8 drive

Highpoint 2720SGL test raid with ATTO
1 ssd 536870MB/s write 573852MB/s read
2 ssd 938585MB/s write 1034931MB/s read
3 ssd 1388459MB/s write 1516957MB/s read
4 ssd 1556585MB/s write 1901586MB/s read

hope this help
Sincerly yours
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