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SATA Speeds
on: May 12, 2023, 18:46:00 PM
Does it matter (speed-wise) whether I connect my SSDs to SATA 3 or SATA Express ports?

I've searched and I can't find a definitive answer.  Apparently, they are supposed to have different plugs but both my SATA 3 and SATAe ports are the same connectors (I have SSDs connected to both types, currently but am I throttling them in the SATA3 ports?). 
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Re: SATA Speeds
Reply #1 on: May 12, 2023, 19:15:39 PM
...ah wait, hang on.  SATA Express is just 2x SATA 3 connectors plus a 'weirdo' socket.  So I'm guessing the drives will be just as fast in either SATA3 or the Express ports...

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Re: SATA Speeds
Reply #2 on: May 12, 2023, 22:35:46 PM
...and finally: is chaining a CD Drive and two SSDs on one power cable ok? I guess it is otherwise Corsair wouldn't supply 'em.

Re: SATA Speeds
Reply #3 on: May 14, 2023, 09:34:45 AM
...and finally: is chaining a CD Drive and two SSDs on one power cable ok? I guess it is otherwise Corsair wouldn't supply 'em.

yeah that's fine :-)

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Re: SATA Speeds
Reply #4 on: May 14, 2023, 11:19:38 AM
Thanks.  Basic stuff but I've forgotten more than I'll ever know!

Re: SATA Speeds
Reply #5 on: May 14, 2023, 17:32:02 PM
Thanks.  Basic stuff but I've forgotten more than I'll ever know!

nope! that's no excuse

I fell 20ft onto my head and forgot a load of stuff.... still remember that tho :-p

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Re: SATA Speeds
Reply #6 on: May 17, 2023, 14:11:14 PM
I can't remember half of it these days, but all the SATA stuff will be using the same controller on the board (or possibly two controllers, northbridge/southbridge) but they always tend to be the same standard which should be SATA3 speeds. Chaining devices is fine, I just wouldn't chain anything off where a graphics card is also on the rail.

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