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So I have done a big upgrade to my storage and purchased a 128 samsung 840 pro and a 2tb WD black. I am planning on using my old OCZ ssd for caching with the WD black. Obviously the 840 pro should be in a 6gb/s port. My question is will I benefit more from having the WD black in the other 6gb/s port or from having the caching ssd?
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Caching SSD no doubt. Normal hard drives can't even come close to utilizing the 6 gb/s bandwidth.
     
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Was your old OCZ SSD sata 3 6gb/s? If not then im willing to bet your new WD Black is Sata 3 and you should have that in the Sata 3 slot.
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The old ass is an OCZ agility 3. Both the WD black and the OCZ 3 are advertised as supporting 6 gb/s
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The old ass is an OCZ agility 3. Both the WD black and the OCZ 3 are advertised as supporting 6 gb/s

In that case, deifnitely the old SSD. Even though the WD Black is SATA III, it will see little to no benefit when comparing a SATA II to SATA III port.
     
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The old ass is an OCZ agility 3. Both the WD black and the OCZ 3 are advertised as supporting 6 gb/s

Ya use the SSD int he sata 3 port then.
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