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Need help looking for a SATA III (6.0Gb/s) controller for my P55 board

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Hey guys I'm currently looking for a good SATA III (6.0Gb/s) controller so I can hook up an Intel 520 SSD.
Problem is my mobo only supports SATA II (3.0Gb/s), reason why I'm looking for sata III.

My trust Mobo tongue.gif
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1156/P7P55D/#specifications

This is the first card I've found on NewEgg

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816124042

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http://www.sybausa.com/productInfo.php?iid=997

There might be something better out there I'm not sure, that's why I came here, I'm just looking for a card so i can setup an SSD no raids or anything fancy since I can just use the controller on my mobo for that.

I also noticed my motherboard's pci-e 2.0 x1 slot only supports 2.5GT/s
will this have any affect on speeds compared to a motherboard built with SATA III slots?
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Cant go wrong with any standard SATA 3 cards really, most of them are OEM marvel chipset anyways..

As for the bandwidth on the PCIE lane, PCIE x1 can handle up to 500 MB/s, a ssd can push 275/285 MB/s read/write..

You won't be disappointed and this upgrade will squeeze more life out of your rig..
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You can simply plug it in the native SATA 3Gb/s port. There is barely a difference in real world use on SATA 3Gb/s vs SATA 6Gb/s besides benchmarks.

Plus a addon card will usually add latency and possibly extend boot up time.

If you do get a card however you need at least a PCIe x4 card to actually reach SATA 6Gb/s speeds.

Here is one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816115077
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I'd have to sort of disagree on that one with you there Sean .. biggrin.gif

I moved from a SATA 2 ADATA S599 sandforce (forgot controller model) to a OCZ Vertex 3, I move a lot of files about big and small, anywhere from 1GB+ to a bunch of few kB.. I also have 10+ windows open at any given moment, I feel the difference between SATA2 vs SATA3, note that you'd have to get a good SATA3 drive to compliment the SATA3 port, otherwise then the whole upgrade process is pointless..

Intel 520.. go with SATA3

to better answer OP question..

This board only has (2) x16 slot, and (2) x1 slot, the rest are PCI... using the 2nd PCIE slot will force the first slot to drop from 16x to 8x, not that it'll factor much on performance and it'll only be noticeable in benchmarks, but just FYI... Occupying the 2nd PCIE slot will also take away your option of upgrading to crossfire if you so decide to one day...

on the controller note, if you are only using a single drive on the PCIE x1 lane, you should be fine, if you attach another device to it, be it a mechanical drive or even a BR drive, you'll start seeing a bottleneck..

If cost is a problem and you can live with a extra few seconds added to your boot time, then get the Syba pcie x1 card..

If cost is not a issue and you want maximum performance + the added benefit of raid and possibly future expansions, ie; adding more SATA3 drives, and also not planning to go with crossfire, then go with what Sean suggest...


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