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onboard sata controller crappin out, can i use pci sata controller?

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hi guys i have a msi k9n2-sli platinum motherboard and often windows loads up slow and my HD light is 100% solid for a minute or 2, i had replaced my hd thinking it was hard drives, i now have a western digital WD1002FAEX hd, and by 100% hd light solid, windows loads slow, uncompressing stuff is slow, and so on, it used to be fast, but with this issue she just be slow.....

but yeah when i try to do stuff it just pisses me off solid hd light, some times windows wont even boot! i have to swap sata cords then it boots,

any how, i have a pci sata controller, that has its own VIA sata controller chip on it and all that, i ahd used it for modding xbox 360 drives, wondering can i use this for my hd? will i get my 150MBPS peak transferspeeds or will it be slower? will the motherboard automatically use that controller when i want to boot up? and when i go to install windows, will it see my hd off that or what?, thanks!, the controller says Via VT6421A , thanks
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pci slot or pcie? pci slots have a max memory bandwidth of 133mbs dont remember what the pcie x1 etc are, think x1 is 250mbs. you will not see anything special come from a pci slot controller card, and alot of boards dont support booting from the slots.

edit: i have 2 pci slot controller cards for my ODDs and they work great. but it was a serious headache to get them working there. i had to install the drivers for the cards from a disk, so i had to put the ODD on the onboard sata ports, install the drivers for the card, then restart, then plug drive into controller card, plus a whole other mess of things i dont want to get into.

in short, if your looking to pull some things off the onboard ports to some unused slots and dont care about performance, use the pci slots. if performance is an issue, youll have to pay a pretty penny to get a controller/raid card that actually performs ($100-200+)
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yeah i couldnt get it working any how, so what ever, and yeah it would seem my sata controllers borked for the most part, and it has been for a while so i guess ill have to suck it up until i buy a different motherboard
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yeah i couldnt get it working any how, so what ever, and yeah it would seem my sata controllers borked for the most part, and it has been for a while so i guess ill have to suck it up until i buy a different motherboard
yea, starting to look like you could maybe use an upgrade.
    
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