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Yea, HDDs only use like 5-10 watts usually. Your PSU is fine.
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Hmm, actually. I just realized that my motherboard is one of the defective ones (3gb/s ports are affected...) link: http://business-video.tmcnet.com/news/2011/01/31/5278452.htm

>.<<br />
Either I have to replace the mobo if I wanna use the 3gbs ports, but since I have one 6gbs port left to use, I guess I'll buy 1 drive for the time being...
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Hmm, actually. I just realized that my motherboard is one of the defective ones (3gb/s ports are affected...) link: http://business-video.tmcnet.com/news/2011/01/31/5278452.htm

>.<<br />
Either I have to replace the mobo if I wanna use the 3gbs ports, but since I have one 6gbs port left to use, I guess I'll buy 1 drive for the time being...

...When did you actually get the mobo? If it is original release then just RMA, if not and it is a newer revision you wont have an issue.
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You can use that one sata III port if you want to, or you could try RMA. Personally I'd probably try RMA. I don't like having defective equipment. Since they acknowledge the problem it should be easier to RMA.

While you don't need sata III ports even for HDDs that claim to be sata III (which they really aren't) that doesn't mean you can't use them. Sata III just aren't needed for any HDD. I just wanted to be sure I was clear about what I stated earlier. Sometimes I'm not the best at getting out what I mean to say. wink.gif
post #15 of 33
i agrre, RMA the board if its defective, if you cant RMA i would get a new one... sata II and sata III are backwards compatable but as mentioned above its not nice or even a good idea to use defective equipment smile.gif
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I've haven't looked at my chipset yet but after re-reading the manual, it says that I have 4 sata III ports. I thought I only had 2 but I'll look at my chipset tomorrow to see how many sata 3 ports I can use. I hope it's 2!

Also, the chipset includes a controller that gives 2 esata II ports (3gb/s) which aren't affected by the bug and can be used for HDDs - however, I'm not sure if these ports will support raid 0.

BTW, why is raid 0 a must for 1080p recording? Just wanna know why exactly. Wouldn't a sata III HDD on a 6gb/s port work? I mean, if that can write at the speed of 300mb per sec or so,, surely that meets the 1080p transfer speed requirement?

EDIT- Yeah, I bought the chipset when it came out. I'll consider RMAing the board if the 6gbs ports are all full and that the esata ports don't support raid 0. Will find out tomorrow.

Thanks guys... for helping me out biggrin.gif
Edited by Serady - 2/22/12 at 6:05pm
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I've haven't looked at my chipset yet but after re-reading the manual, it says that I have 4 sata III ports. I thought I only had 2 but I'll look at my chipset tomorrow to see how many sata 3 ports I can use. I hope it's 2!

Also, the chipset includes a controller that gives 2 esata II ports (3gb/s) which aren't affected by the bug and can be used for HDDs - however, I'm not sure if these ports will support raid 0.

BTW, why is raid 0 a must for 1080p recording? Just wanna know why exactly. Wouldn't a sata III HDD on a 6gb/s port work? I mean, if that can write at the speed of 300mb per sec or so,, surely that meets the 1080p transfer speed requirement?

Not 100% needed for 1080p, but that depends on the bitrate.

As for your claim of 300MB/s LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

They will not give you 300MB/s, you get ~125MB/s at best. Probably ~100MB/s average.

If you have two other Marvell Ports just don't plug in your OS drive in them.

Post a screenshot of CPU-Z like this, I'll tell you if your SATA ports are bad.

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post #18 of 33
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BTW, why is raid 0 a must for 1080p recording? Just wanna know why exactly. Wouldn't a sata III HDD on a 6gb/s port work? I mean, if that can write at the speed of 300mb per sec or so,, surely that meets the 1080p transfer speed requirement?

Because no HDD in the world can transfer data at that rate. Just because it's plugged into a sata III port doesn't mean it will transfer at those speeds. The HDD is limited by it's own ability to retrieve the data and that rate is even lower than sata II transfer rates. Which is why I say it's a waste to plug a HDD into a sata III port. It will work, but sata III is really only for SSDs.

HDDs that say sata III aren't any faster than sata II drives. It's basically false advertising. I don't think there's a single drive that can transfer over 150 MB/s at best. If there is, it isn't by much.
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The newer 1TB drives can do over 125 sustained. I bought four 3TB Seagate 7200.14's and they pull 150mb/s right if I recall correctly.
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Still defective, lol.

I didn't know that SATA III HDDs were fake... oh well.

Crest, is this the one?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004XM8HLU/ref=asc_df_B004XM8HLU6680115?smid=A9SWHIR9X7PRC&tag=googlecouk06-21&linkCode=asn&creative=22218&creativeASIN=B004XM8HLU

I assumed that RAID 0 was better because it's faster. But if that's not true and that a single HDD can achieve the same speed (without RAID 0), then I should stick with a single HDD for recording.. especially in my defective case. So, can someone give some ideas as to which HDD works the best for me? thanks again. My budget is probably up to $234
Edited by Serady - 2/22/12 at 6:36pm
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