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What is the difference between the Marvell PCIe SATA 6Gbps controller vs SATA 6Gbps ports (gray) ? When am i suppose to use each port? For example, Crucial 300 SSD , Vertex 3 , and WD caviar black?
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It doesn't actually matter to much.

I think the vertex 3 is SATAIII? I'm not to sure. But more or less if any devices are SATAIII then use those ports. If not it won't matter anyway unless you are raiding stuff then you will need to use the SATAII ports most likely. There won't be any performance gain for using them for SATAII though.
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