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Sorry if this is a stupid question but I just bought an SSD (vertex 2). Can I connect the drive to my Sata 3 (6gb/s) port as well as a 6 gb/s Sara cable? It won't decrease performance will it? (they are meant to connect to 3gb/s aren't they?)
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no it won't decrease performance it will just performe at 3gb/s instead of 6gb/s. 6gb/s sata is backwards compatible.
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But going with the SATA3 port I do believe you lose TRIM or garbage collection, I can not completely remember currently, as I am very tired.
    
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Can someone confirm the above? All my Sata slots are 6gb/s rated.

Also my SSD is not formatted. Should I format whilst installing windows 7 on it? (when you boot off windows 7 DVD and select your drive to install the OS)

Or

Format it in windows on my current system setup. Although I don't know I would do that since my sata 1-4 are configured as raid and 5-6 as IDE (5 occupied by my DVD drive) so I cannot make any ahci.

Thanks!
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Maybe sdla4ever was thinking of RAID, in which there is no TRIM. I haven't heard anything about SATA 6Gbps cutting out TRIM or garbage collection.

The Windows setup will format your drive, and you want it to do that to ensure the partition is aligned properly. BTW, it is recommended to remove all other drives when installing, so it won't put the boot sector on a different drive from the system drive.

It would be best to use AHCI for everything if you can. Optical drives will work with AHCI. Oh, and the cables are all the same for any version of SATA.
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