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Are there any good PCI or PCI-E cards for SATA 3?

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I feel like my c300 128gb is being wasted on SATA II. I've been told there are no good controller cards; is this true?

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of course there are good controller cards. the highpoint 670 series is excellent if you are looking for cheap. If you are looking for something with more OOOMPPPHH there is the 9265 and many other solutions.
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I googled highpoint 670 and got nothing...
    
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sorry its the 620
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Are you going off of Newegg reviews or do you know for a fact? Multiple people on OCN have told me there are no good SATAIII controller cards.

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If you're not looking at RAID, the following would be an excellent, inexpensive solution:

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post #7 of 23
There is no benefit in running SSD from PCI SATA Controller.

Firstly, the loss of sequential speeds is not important, SSDs are all about random (4k) speeds!

Secondly, PCI controllers don't support TRIM.

Thirdly, there is a chance of higher latency since the data have to go all the way through PCI instead of going directly through the chipset (native Intel SATA II).

Finally, why pay more for absolutely unnoticeable difference?
post #8 of 23
The point of cards is that you are using the pcie which has better latency than onboard solutions. The 9265 for instance gets .04
the loss of sequential will be a rarely felt by a common user, i can agree to that.
As to TRIM, if the card is not used for raid, but merely as passthrough, you will still receive trim functionality.
Only when a raid set is created will you lose passthrough.
I do agree though that the gains will be few.
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As to TRIM, if the card is not used for raid, but merely as passthrough, you will still receive trim functionality.
I guess this is only true if the card supports TRIM and I personally don't know any that do.
post #10 of 23
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So SATAIII would show no noticeable difference with my c300 128?
    
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