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Hi

I have asus maximus v extreme mobo. I have the OS ssd connected to intel sata.
I have my wd black for games and music connected to sata 6g asmedia.

Is that the correct way of doing it? If not can i simply just disconnect and connect to the other sata intel controller?


Os is windows 8.1.

Thanks
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Always use Intel. If you don't have a SATA3 Intel slot free anymore, use a SATA2 Intel slot.
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Always use Intel. If you don't have a SATA3 Intel slot free anymore, use a SATA2 Intel slot.

What's wrong with using the ASmedia sata ports?
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When it's running in SATA3 mode, it's barely faster than Intel and AMD chipsets at SATA2 speeds. It is pretty much half the performance of Intel/AMD SATA3. If you search around for screenshots of benchmarks, you'll see that SSDs that can read at 500 to 600MB/s on Intel or AMD will show something like 350MB/s on ASMedia.

This makes me feel those controllers are suspicious in general. For a HDD, I would just use Intel's SATA2 ports because the HDD's speed can't really make use of SATA3.

If you don't use the extra controller on the board at all, you can also disable it and you will have one less driver running on your PC.

Marvell controllers are btw. very similar performance as the ASMedia.
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Originally Posted by deepor View Post

When it's running in SATA3 mode, it's barely faster than Intel and AMD chipsets at SATA2 speeds. It is pretty much half the performance of Intel/AMD SATA3. If you search around for screenshots of benchmarks, you'll see that SSDs that can read at 500 to 600MB/s on Intel or AMD will show something like 350MB/s on ASMedia.

This makes me feel those controllers are suspicious in general. For a HDD, I would just use Intel's SATA2 ports because the HDD's speed can't really make use of SATA3.

If you don't use the extra controller on the board at all, you can also disable it and you will have one less driver running on your PC.

Marvell controllers are btw. very similar performance as the ASMedia.

Oh weird...that kinda blows. Great to know and I'm glad that I don't need those ports.
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