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post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by Colonel Sanders;12008862 
This also.

With my motherboard, black is Sata II and white cable is Sata III. Make sure you check that.

There is no difference in cables between the different generations of SATA. It is marketing hype created to sell new cables.
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Would AHCI even affect the performance of an SSD? I just read http://expertester.wordpress.com/200...ark-advantage/ and all the references given indicated that it changed how HDD's function and read and write. Though they do state that they are using an SSD, every test they do was with a standard HDD, also they mention how NCQ changes the way the drive reads, and give a picture depicting an HDD but SDD's have no moving parts so it's kind of misleading..I'm very interested to know if there is a difference with SSD's I myself have everything set to AHCI anyway but I'm still curious none the less. =)
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post #23 of 29
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While that is a nice guide, I highly advise against disabling Prefetch and Superfetch. Doing so, slowed my drive way down.. made my boot time rediculously slow. I enabled them back and everything is fine again.
So you found that your boot times were significantly faster with pre and superfetch enabled?
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Results using Sata 3 with Sata 3 cable using ATTO



Results using Sata 3 with Sata 3 cable using AS SSD



No difference whatsoever.
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post #25 of 29
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Would AHCI even affect the performance of an SSD? I just read http://expertester.wordpress.com/200...ark-advantage/ and all the references given indicated that it changed how HDD's function and read and write. Though they do state that they are using an SSD, every test they do was with a standard HDD, also they mention how NCQ changes the way the drive reads, and give a picture depicting an HDD but SDD's have no moving parts so it's kind of misleading..I'm very interested to know if there is a difference with SSD's I myself have everything set to AHCI anyway but I'm still curious none the less. =)
I don't know if it does or does not, I didn't get an increase in performance according to AS SSD or ATTO using AHCI mode vs IDE. There are many people that say they do get better performance.
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I'm getting the 300GB/s+ with AHCI mode and SATA III.
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post #27 of 29
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I'm getting the 300GB/s+ with AHCI mode and SATA III.
I know I should be but I am not and I would like to know why.
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post #28 of 29
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You know what, I have always been told that there is no difference between sata 2 and 3 cables. I am fairly sure that I have all sata 2 cables plugged in, I will look through my stuff and see if I can find a white sata cable. Will post back after. Man, I thought I would have learned after being in college for so long to check and double check my sources of information for validity.
From what I have been reading, again thanks to thread there isn't. However, after physically checking the cables there seems to be. they both have seven pins, however with the SATA 6 there appears to be two strands in the cable opposed to the one in the sata II. I dunno, it is worth a try though.
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From what I have been reading, again thanks to thread there isn't. However, after physically checking the cables there seems to be. they both have seven pins, however with the SATA 6 there appears to be two strands in the cable opposed to the one in the sata II. I dunno, it is worth a try though.
I did try it, the results are four posts above your post. I was agreeing with him at the time and I thought he could very possibly be correct and he still may be but with my problem, the results were identical between sata 2 and sata 3 cables.
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