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New SSD recognizing SATA 6 as SATA 3

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#1 stanner21


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 11:39 AM

I got a new SSD (Samsung 850 EVO), and the software that came with it is giving me a warning error that it's connected to a SATA 3 gb/s and not a 6 gb/s (and that for "optimal performance" it should be connected to a 6).  I know it's connected to a 6 gb/s though.  Should I be concerned?  


This is my motherboard:  ASUS P8Z68-VLXLGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

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#2 badr0b0t


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 12:02 PM

If your SSD is connected to a BLUE sata port, then you'll get 3gb/s. If you want to take advantage of 6gb/s, plug it to the GREY sata port.


Your mobo has 6 sata ports--- 2 x 6gb/s and 4 x 3gb/s.


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