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My understanding is that the additional drive will also run on the (Marvell, I think) controller. So, if you were running a SATA III drive on a board with native SATA II, you will increase the performance to its SATA III specifications by running it off the additional connection on the card. Keep in mind, I'm almost 100% sure the solution does not offer options for RAID so you're still looking at two individual drives. Did that make any sense?
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Originally Posted by dunksandblazers;15375542 
On their website it says that you can attach another drive to it, in addition to the SSD, and it will improve performance but does not state exactly how this is achieved. Does it use the SSD as a cache for the other drive?

In the FAQ section is says:
"Am I required to attach my original disk to the expansion port on the back of the Solo?

No. The expansion port on the back of the Solo is a SATA 3 connection that may provide additional performance to any disk attached to it, but you are not required to use it. Your original disk can remain attached directly to your motherboard or if unneeded can be removed completely."
http://www.apricorn.com/products/desktop-ssd-hdd-upgrade-kits/velocity-solo.html

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Originally Posted by tr8rjohnk;15384089 
My understanding is that the additional drive will also run on the (Marvell, I think) controller. So, if you were running a SATA III drive on a board with native SATA II, you will increase the performance to its SATA III specifications by running it off the additional connection on the card. Keep in mind, I'm almost 100% sure the solution does not offer options for RAID so you're still looking at two individual drives. Did that make any sense?

I already have a motherboard with SATA III and a SATA III HD. If I use the Velocity Solo with an SSD and connect my hard drive to it as well will I still see a performance boost. I realize it doesn't do RAID but does it use the SSD to boost the HD. Thanks
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I already have a motherboard with SATA III and a SATA III HD. If I use the Velocity Solo with an SSD and connect my hard drive to it as well will I still see a performance boost. I realize it doesn't do RAID but does it use the SSD to boost the HD. Thanks

Short answer is no. If you have an onboard controller then I would connect my drives to the board. I've used the Velocity Solo but it was for a board with no native SATA III.
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