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So basically this is my first time building PC and i've read all the manuals which dont say much about wire connections..

I got asus p8p67 deluxe + ocz vertex 3 240gb + samsung f3 spinpoint 1tb.

Am I supposed to use a SATA III cable for HDD, SSD and Optical Drive or just SSD and SATA II for HDD + Optical drive?

What do I connect them to: SATA 3.0 GB/s, Intel SATA 6.0 Gb/s or Marvell SATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors??

Thx!

btw, how can I check my SSD and HDD's performances? Is there some kind of software to download?

- Cooler Master HAF X Case (1 top fan, 1 rear, 1 side, 1 front)
- KingWin Lazer Gold 1000W PSU
- EVGA GTX 580 GPU
- Intel i7-2600K CPU
- Asus P8P67 Deluxe MoBo
- Asus Xonar Essence ST Sound Card
- Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler
- G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1600 (2 x 4GB) 8-8-8-24 RAM
- OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD
- Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD
- Aerocool V12XT Fan Controller
- (soon getting some LG blu-ray optical drive)
post #2 of 6
I'd stick to the Intel controller - it's better than the Marvell. Put your SSD on the Intel SATA 6Gb/s (with a SATA3 cable if you've got one) - it needs it, the rest will be fine on SATA 3Gb/s.

HDTune for benchmarking HDD's and AS SSD Benchmark for the SSD, there's specific threads on here for both where you can compare performance to similar systems - you should find them with the search function.

EDIT - Also put the Intel controller into AHCI mode and get the latest IntelRapidStorage Driver - it should give you a performance boost over the windows drivers.
Edited by Darren9 - 5/18/11 at 3:12pm
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Originally Posted by Darren9 View Post
I'd stick to the Intel controller - it's better than the Marvell. Put your SSD on the Intel SATA 6Gb/s (with a SATA3 cable if you've got one) - it needs it, the rest will be fine on SATA 3Gb/s.

HDTune for benchmarking HDD's and AS SSD Benchmark for the SSD, there's specific threads on here for both where you can compare performance to similar systems - you should find them with the search function.

EDIT - Also put the Intel controller into AHCI mode and get the latest IntelRapidStorage Driver - it should give you a performance boost over the windows drivers.
thank you, sir!
post #4 of 6
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Ehh, I got small problem here, when connecting SSD into Intel SATA 6Gbps connector, it says the following error on boot up:

Physical Disk
No Physical Disk!

But seems running fine on Marvell connector..
Any reason??

Btw, why is it better using it on intel one??
post #5 of 6
Intel have better drivers/controller than Marvell/Windows, you should see an increase in the AS SSD score moving to the Intel controller with the RapidStotage Driver. I'm not sure why it won't see the drive - wasn't there an issue with the P67 storage controller?
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Well each time I boot up system, intel rapid storage technology is set off and I must manually turn it on each time. Ain't sure what kind of issue ure talking about though..
I did receive once today a crash error with blue screen about disk drive, that's when sata was plugged in marvell controller..
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