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Upgrading from Sata II to Sata III

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Right now I have an intel 40gb SSD but I am looking into buying a 128gb Sata III card.

I know that these cards are backwards compatible with my Sata II system but does anyone know of a reasonably priced PCI Express card that I can addon to my system so I can achieve the Sata III speeds?

I have an I7 920 on a Foxconn Bloodrage Motherboard.

Thanks
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The bloodrage uses ICH10R X58 chipset, with revision PCIE 1.1x, so you're going to use a PCIE x4/x8 because the latter will be faster but at the cost of latency/bandwidth.

Wouldn't be much faster, and a more effective card would cost significantly more.
 
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Not really worth it to get a card imo. But, here is the minimum I'd suggest: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816115077
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I took a look at a 1366 EVGA motherboad with sata III and I think I will purchase it this weekend.

Thanks for your help.
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I took a look at a 1366 EVGA motherboad with sata III and I think I will purchase it this weekend.

Thanks for your help.

I don't recommend that either. The SATA 6Gb/s Marvell controllers on 1366 mobos are crap. You would be better off with a PCI card.

I went from SATA 3Gb/s in my old 1366 mobo to SATA 6Gb/s on my new z68 mobo and there is almost no difference in the feel of anything. You are better spending money on something else entirely.
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What do you do that you need SATA III speeds?
    
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I guess I don't really NEED sata III speeds but since im upgrading to a new SSD i thought that it would be worth it to at least set something up for sata III. What would your advice be in my situation? if im going to spend 100 dollars on a sata card I may as well buy a new motherboard. Your saying all of the 1366 mobo's have marvell controllers? I guess since they are all locked into x58/ICH10 I dont have much of a choice.

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I guess I don't really NEED sata III speeds but since im upgrading to a new SSD i thought that it would be worth it to at least set something up for sata III. What would your advice be in my situation? if im going to spend 100 dollars on a sata card I may as well buy a new motherboard. Your saying all of the 1366 mobo's have marvell controllers? I guess since they are all locked into x58/ICH10 I dont have much of a choice.
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That drive is not bottlenecked by SATA II. You wont see any benefit from a SATA III connection. SATA II is up to 3 Gb/s, or 375 MB/s. Your max speed is at 173 MB/s.
    
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