I'm upgrading my SSD from an Intel SATA II 320 120GB - which has worked very well for me - to a Samsung SATA III 840 EVO 250GB. My computer doesn't have any native SATA III hookups, but I do have several PCIe 2.0 slots that are open and ready to be used.
I'm confused here. They use the Sonnet Tempo PCIe->SATA adapter inside of a Thunderbolt -> PCIe chassis. But, the Sonnet adapter is SATA anyway... wouldn't it be the same as just using a SATA to Thunderbolt adapter? Why the crazy setup? Is there some speed advantage?
I have an ASUS P5Q deluxe from an old gaming computer that I'm converting to a server. Unfortunately, while their silly onboard fake RAID thing(drive xpert) worked fine in Windows, the drives are not being detected at all when I attempt to install openSUSE to them. I've tried disabling it and setting it to "normal" but still no luck.
I have an ongoing problem with my desktop machine:
Asus P8Z68 Deluxe/GEN 3
4x4GB Crucial Ballistix Tracer 1866 @ 1.5v
Intel SATA6 ports: 2 Samsung 830 256GB drives (one is a boot drive)
Intel SATA3 ports: 2 LG BDROM burners, 1 antec hot swap SATA drive tray, 1 Hitachi Ultrastar 3TB SATA drive.
Marvel and JMB storage controllers are disabled
on board Audio, BT and 1394 are