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I've been looking over the net and haven't found an answer for this one yet.  Figured I'd take a shot here.

So, I picked up an ivy bridge cpu and the asus P8Z77-V Pro motherboard.  I also picked up a nice SSD.  Anyway, the motherboard has the intel sata 6 interface and an additional sata 6 interface via the ASMedia® PCIe SATA controller .

Should I be using the intel sata 6 interface or the asmedia one for best performance?  I'm not running a raid setup here - just a single SSD.  Any insight would be SUPER appreciated. Hoping I don't get into a situation where I load up my harddrive and have to reinstall due to a misstep.  Thanks!


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on May 01, 2012

NT

on May 01, 2012

I would always use the intel one on the motherboard myself.

on May 01, 2012

Neil Banfield
I would always use the intel one on the motherboard myself.

Any reasoning?  I mean, they threw in the extra sata controller for a reason, I'd think.  Pretty sure I read in the manual that this 2nd controller can only run hard drives as well.  Makes me think there might be a logical reason to use the extra controller.  Of course, that could be rubbish...

on May 01, 2012

Just glancing through this: http://news.softpedia.com/news/ASMedia-SATA-6Gbps-Controllers-Make-Their-Way-Into-Retail-195300.shtml

"These can be used to power stand-alone SATA 6Gbps cards as well as to add such functionality to motherboard that don't support it."

it appears the ASMedia functions as s controller for future PCI-e  add-on SATA III ports. or support for boards that do not support 6GBs natively. I could, of course, be wrong.

on May 01, 2012

pacov
Makes me think there might be a logical reason to use the extra controller.

To run more SATA III drives simultaneously. Most performance boards have a secondary controller just for that purpose; the chipset controller doesn't support many drives alone.

on May 01, 2012

OK then - just going to switch over and use the intel one then.  Thanks!

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