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Is there any drawbacks connecting the optical drive to the Marvel SATA port on the mobo?
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Is there any drawbacks connecting the optical drive to the Marvel SATA port on the mobo?

Marvell ports are inherently less reliable than the native Intel ports provided by the chipset. If at all possible, use an Intel port.

DVD drives are SATA-I, so you can get away with using the slower (but more plentiful) SATA-II ports instead of the faster (but fewer in number) SATA-III ports.
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