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So I decided to grab a c300 128gb drive... Christmas gift so what can I say... anyways I will be getting a new mobo probably within the next week with sata 3 ports.. Do I need a sata 3 cable?

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post #2 of 38
Mobo should come with a SATA3 cable... check the accessories that come with mobo.
    
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Your motherboard will come with the SATA cables that you'll use. Plus, you should already have some that came with your classified.
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FYI.. the Sata II cable that came with my motherboard was NO difference in performance when compared to a Sata III cable.

Just use you Sata II cable, but definitely use the Sata III port on your MB.

The speed and difference is in the ports and not the cable in regards to Sata II vs Sata III.
    
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A SATA cable is a sata cable.

Use the marvell controller if you are going to use SATA6G or use the iaStor if you are going to use SATA3G.
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Yeah as maximus said there is no difference between the cables; age and quality of the cable are really the only things that determine the speed. Anyway, definitely use the 6GB/s port to get the max speeds you can.
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post #7 of 38
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Originally Posted by maximus20895;11783106 
A SATA cable is a sata cable.

Use the marvell controller if you are going to use SATA6G or use the iaStor if you are going to use SATA3G.

sorry I think I need more explaining... What?
post #8 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by maximus20895;11783106 
A SATA cable is a sata cable.

Use the marvell controller if you are going to use SATA6G or use the iaStor if you are going to use SATA3G.
This is exactly what I was going to say.

You don't need a SATA 6Gb/s cable, any SATA cable will give you the same speeds.
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You have to download seperate controllers for the AHCI. The SATA3G has better 4k times which is more important and if you want to use that you can use the windows one named msahci or the intel one named iaStor..you can get it at their website. The marvell one is probably build in the mobo I think? Just plug the SSD in the SATA6G port and I think you will have it, but be sure to enable AHCI first.

When you get the mobo post up a picture of the SSD in AS SSD benchmark and I will tell you what you have. It's great that the C300 has SATA6G capability, but you won't use it that much during normal, OS drive use.
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post #10 of 38
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Originally Posted by maximus20895;11783698 
You have to download seperate controllers for the AHCI. The SATA3G has better 4k times which is more important and if you want to use that you can use the windows one named msahci or the intel one named iaStor..you can get it at their website. The marvell one is probably build in the mobo I think? Just plug the SSD in the SATA6G port and I think you will have it, but be sure to enable AHCI first.

When you get the mobo post up a picture of the SSD in AS SSD benchmark and I will tell you what you have. It's great that the C300 has SATA6G capability, but you won't use it that much during normal, OS drive use.

so you wouldn't get a SATA6G mobo for the SSD? Just trying to figure out if it's worth either that or selling my 480 and getting a 580.

Edit: I'm an evga guy, I have no needs for a 3 way classified board like I thought I would... I was looking into this but from what I read it has a marvell controller? So basically what I'm understanding is the intel controller even though it's only a sata 3?
Edited by dudenell - 12/26/10 at 3:49pm
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