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I would not get a new motherboard just for the SATA6G, no. Sequential speeds are the only speeds that are SATA6G speeds, all others are not really that close at all. The sequential speeds are the advertised speeds and the ones the SSD uses when reading/writing large files. The drive does not really read/write large files much at all and are reading/writing 4k files far, far more often.

You would only notice it if you were working with big files or installing some files. It is much better to have high 4k read/writes (which the C300 has the highest and is why it is the best SSD) than to have high sequential speeds.

EDIT: I don't understand your edit. It has a marvell controller hardware yes, but the SATA6G software is marvell as well and for the SATA3G you have a Microsoft controller and an Intel controller..both are software.
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Alright so I just installed my 128 gb c300 ssd. Steps that I have taken:
1. read this guide but only disabled indexing, defrag, and hibernation.
2. when I installed I used AHCI mode and it's currently in that mode.
3. Updated the firmware on the SSD



and to your edit maximus20895 I have to say I'm just confused at this point... Basically I'm a total noob and I don't know what I'm getting into . So from what I understand I want to go to the intel website and download iaStor and install it?
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came with 002, upgraded to 006
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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.
for all sata 3 devices to work at the rated 6 gb/s speed, it must have a sata 3 cord or it will operate at sata 2 speed
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for all sata 3 devices to work at the rated 6 gb/s speed, it must have a sata 3 cord or it will operate at sata 2 speed
Wrong. Absolutely wrong.

A SATA cable is a SATA cable, there's no such thing as a SATA III cable. (well actually, there's no such thing as SATA III at all, but that's a different matter...)
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well why does my motherboard come with sata 2 AND sata 3 cables?
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well why does my motherboard come with sata 2 AND sata 3 cables?
It will just be some silly promotional thing or something.

But honestly, believe me, there is no difference.
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It will just be some silly promotional thing or something.

But honestly, believe me, there is no difference.
i dont know enough about it to debate it but if he has them there i would use them! i plan to when i get my c300(or possibly next gen 6gb/s controlled drive) i have heard the upgrade in firmware(006) is a must though. nice pick up mate
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Those number are low, my 64gb does 360mb per sec. Problem somewhere for sure.

EDIT: And I use a regular old sata cable.
    
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