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My current system is using the ASUS p8p67 deluxe. It has the following slots for hard drive usage:

Intel® P67(B3) Express Chipset
2 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (gray)
4 xSATA 3.0 Gb/s ports (blue)
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Support RAID 0,1,5,10
Marvell® PCIe 9128 SATA 6Gb/s controller with HyperDuo function*
2 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (navy blue)

I'd like to install 2 hard drives on my system and use the 6gb/s ports. The cables provided connect at a 90 degree angle, so I can't use both slots for the intel chipset. Are there 6gb/s wires I can purchase that go straight so that I can make use of both the intel 6gb/s ports?

I could use one intel and one marvell as well. Is one better than the other? Which should I use for main drive?
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There is no reason to use the 6gb/s ports with an hdd. You won't see a speed increase. It's only useful for an ssd.
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I'm thinking of using a ssd for my main. I haven't purchased my second one yet.
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Originally Posted by cavallino;13353398 
There is no reason to use the 6gb/s ports with an hdd. You won't see a speed increase. It's only useful for an ssd.

This. Though you can get straight SATA cables if you really want.
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So use my western digital 1tb with 3gb/s and some ssd with 6gb/s into the intel chipset? What's the marvell controller for?
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Originally Posted by strikeblue;13353406 
I'm thinking of using a ssd for my main. I haven't purchased my second one yet.

Ah ok then if you get a sata 6gb/s ssd then just connect it with a straight cable to the marvell Put the regular hdd on the intel.

Keep in mind though the Marvell controller does not support trim. Something to keep in mind.
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Originally Posted by cavallino;13353431 
Ah ok then if you get a sata 6gb/s ssd then just connect it with a straight cable to the marvell Put the regular hdd on the intel.

Keep in mind though the Marvell controller does not support trim. Something to keep in mind.

Is there a difference between what kind of cables I get? I noticed the board came with cables labelled 6gb/s and 3gb/s..
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Those 90 degree ends of the sata cables are supposed to go into the HDD. The other end should be straight for the mobo sata connector...
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Originally Posted by strikeblue;13353449 
Is there a difference between what kind of cables I get? I noticed the board came with cables labelled 6gb/s and 3gb/s..

Sometimes they label them differently but there is not really a difference. They use the same cable standard.
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric;13353460 
Those 90 degree ends of the sata cables are supposed to go into the HDD. The other end should be straight for the mobo sata connector...

The wires provided to me are 90 degrees on both ends- mobo and HDD...
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