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on 02/18/2010 – Made popular on 02/18/2010
I'm going to buy a new Desktop PC, and I'm thinking about buying a 32GB SSD SATA III and a 1TB HDD SATA III hard drive. The problem is that the motherboard only have one Sata III port, and the rest are Sata II.
The SSD is mainly for Windows OS, and the HDD for data and software/games.
So which drive should I put in SATA III, so i can get better overhaul performance?
I have recently purchased a new system. I have 3 problems which all seem to point to some sort of incompatibility between IDE and SATA drives. I'm probably wrong here, but in my mind I'm convinced that they are connected.
I have a Foxconn A88GMV motherboard with an AMD Phenom II X4 965 processor and 4GB memory. The SATA is 1TB and the IDEs are 500 and 300MB.
A desktop system had two drives (Assigned C and D, which were enumerated in Disk Management as Disk 0 and Disk 1). A new SSD was added as the boot drive, after copying the C drive to the SSD. The SSD was connected to SATA 0 (master) port on the motherboard. The previous C Drive was moved to SATA 2 and is reformatted as a non-booting NTFS partition. The D drive remained on SATA 1.
The system is running great in fedora 7 or 12 with 6 sata drives installed.
I tried to install 2 more sata drives(total 8 drives), tested some combinations:
6 drives in sata ports and 2 in sas ports, or 2 in sata ports and 6 in sas ports...
the BIOS can detect all 8 drives, but the fedora 7 and 12 just detect 6 sata drives.
Afaik it's no problem to use a SATA 1.5Gb/s controller with a SATA 3Gb/s harddisk (spindle, non-SSD) due to SATA backwards compatibility (ignoring Force150/OPT1 issues for now).
To my understanding the interface speed will be throttled to 1.5 Gbps in this case, but what I don't understand and want to know is: does this throttling affect the read/write performance of the harddisk?