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SATA 3 PCIe Controller working with decreased performance (slower than SATA 2)

After reading this question about maxing out an SSD I decided to do so myself. My mobo only supports SATA 2 and has two PCIe 2.0 x1 connectors (which promiss up to 500 mb/s). So after some searching ...
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What card i need to attach SATA drives to server

I have IBM System x3650 M2 and it has only SAS drives attached It has 7 PCI-e empty slots. I want to know what type of card i need which i can put in PCI-E so that i can join 2 SATA drives of higher ...
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Install PCI-E SATA driver on unbootable Windows XP

My SATA controller on motherboard died. I've pluged a SATA controller on PCI-E. BIOS recognizes it just fine, boots from it, but Windows XP, I assume, lacks drivers for such a controller and reboots. ...
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How can I get multiple SYBA SI-PEX40057 (Marvell 88SE9230-based) SATA cards to play nice?

I've built a storage server using: Supermicro X9SCM-F motherboard Three Syba SI-PEX40057 PCIe SATA cards Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS All twelve ports on the cards are populated with storage drives, as ...
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How to fit 12 drives onto a server motherboard

I am thinking of building a cheap home server and found a server chassis which holds 12 SATA drives. I'm looking at this motherboard, but I am having a hard time understanding how to fit 12 drives ...
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Windows 7 Installer does not recognize my hard drive

I recently bought a PCI-Express card to add additional Sata ports to my desktop (this one). Within my other SO the hard drives connected to the PCI-E card are recognized and working fine. But, when ...
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Can I expand my storage options with a PCI-E card in a PCI slot?

I have an Intel D945GCLF2 running headless Ubuntu which I use as a fileserver. I currently have a 4 port PCI SATA card plugged into it which has 4 disks attached. They're running software RAID 5 which ...
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What would work faster: One PCI-E based super fast SSD 120GB or 4 SATA 2 SSD's 60GB inside some RAID?

I want to change my current RAID (HDD based 4 sata 2 120GB) on which my OS (Windows 7) is installed to some more fancy fast and modern SSD based. I have 2 options - 4 OCZ AGT3-25SAT3-60G or one 120 GB ...
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Maximum Bandwidth of PCI-E 2.0 x8 6Gbps RAID Card

I have a quick question regarding what I'm seeing as an obstacle in getting the proper performance out of a RAID card... I'm interested in setting up two RAID arrays (a RAID0 of 2 disks, and a RAID1 ...
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Do PCI-E SATA RAID controllers work with DVD/Blu-ray drives?

I'm building a new PC in an old case. The motherboard is slightly oversize and I can't access most of the onboard SATA ports, so I want to attach my two optical drives to an expansion card. All the ...
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Adding a SATA 6 Gbit/s PCI Express controller card?

If I add a SATA 6 Gbit/s PCI Express card to my motherboard, will I get similar speed to native SATA ports built into the motherboard? I ask because I have a SATA 6 Gbit/s SSD and my motherboard ...
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Is it possible to use the SLI/Crossfire PCI Express slot for an expansion card that is not graphics?

Is it possible to configure the PCI Express lanes in a P67 motherboard to 8x/8x and use the second slot for a 4x SATA card (for example) instead of another graphics card?
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5 x 3GB drives and 4 x 1500GB drive best raid setup?

I am building a file server my plan is the have the Operating system on one raid partition and the data storage on another partition. I currently have 5 x 3GB IDE drives that i would like to put the ...
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PCI-E SATA Controller

i'm trying to find a SATA Controller that has a PCI-E connecction of at least 4x, and has also at least 4 channels for SATA disks. I need it to make a real raid 5 system, the fakeraid on my ...
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Is there a noticable difference between OB SATA bandwidth vs PCI-e SATA Controller

Main Question : Would I see any benefit (I/O bandwidth-wise) to purchasing a separate (non-raid) PCI-e controller card to plug SATAII drives into vs on-board SATAII slots? I'd be plugging at least ...