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SATA 3 PCI card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ade1982, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. ade1982

    ade1982 Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Hi,

    I have a mobo which has SATA2 onboard. If I bought a PCI-Ecard to give me SATA3, would it actually be SATA3 speeds, or would the bus limit the speed, for example. Do PCI-E cards actually give SATA-3 performance, or is there a difference between native onboard SATA3 and SATA3 through PCI-E.

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  2. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    Did you find your answer to this question?
     
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  3. ade1982

    ade1982 Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    It appears a PCI-E card will provide a max 5.0Gb/s, compared to a native SATA-3 controller, which is 6.0Gb/s. Not the answer I wanted, but it's an answer!
     

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