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So my gaming 7 has 4 SATA Express, 2 Sata 3, and 2 GSATA 3 ports, i have an SSD and a HDD 7200 6GB/s (just 2 drives) what ones whould i use, i have read the manual like 4 times and googled and i cannot find the recommended port for the best performance
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post #2 of 11
"Gsata usually refers to Gigabyte boards (Marvell Controller)"

The recommended is normal sata 3s for your hdd and ssd though I don't know how much of a difference it will make.
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so sata 3 not sata express? the book seems to be saying stuff about raid setups in the sata express section
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post #4 of 11
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and also what one do i use for my optical drive
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post #5 of 11
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bump, any help appreciated smile.gif
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post #6 of 11
Don't use the Marvell sata their performance is lousy like all add in chip sata ports; my ASmedia Sata3 drivers aren't even installed and I disable them in the bios.


I recommend doing the same for the best DPC latency and boot times.

Put your SSD/HDD on the zero and one ports as they labeled in the manual, so the bottom most ports.

Put your optical drive anywhere you want.
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post #7 of 11
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Don't use the Marvell sata their performance is lousy like all add in chip sata ports; my ASmedia Sata3 drivers aren't even installed and I disable them in the bios.


I recommend doing the same for the best DPC latency and boot times.

Put your SSD/HDD on the zero and one ports as they labeled in the manual, so the bottom most ports.

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bottomost are the 2 sata 3's
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post #8 of 11
Yeah those are the ones you want ports zero and 1 I'm looking at the manual right now.
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post #9 of 11
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Yeah those are the ones you want ports zero and 1 I'm looking at the manual right now.
Thank you so much biggrin.gif
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Thank you so much biggrin.gif

Your welcome /high five smile.gif
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