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Which sata for SSD?

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  1. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot Thread Starter

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    I am getting ready to install my ssd on my new build. I will need to install it in the sata 6Gb/s but am wondering which ones people usually use. Do you use the on controlled by the Z68 or the Marvell chip? What is preferred? Thanks.
     
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    I would always choose an intel controller over marvell. Make sure the mode is set to ahci and you do the necessary tweaks for a ssd drive. If you do not want to do them manually, you can download any number of tweak utilities.
     
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    Is your Motherboard capable of handling SATA III speeds ??
     
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    It is a brand new GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68. I think so:rolleyes:

    Where can I find the tweaks to do to an SSD?
     
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    Maybe CRJ will have other suggestions
     
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    That is the utility I use. I assume you are installing win7 correct?
     
  7. ingeborgdot

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    Windows 7 brand new install.
    Noyb, the first one you have listed is for a reinstall it says.
     
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    Good win7 will align partitions correctly and make most of the changes during setup. Just run the tweak utility when you are finished with the install. Done.
     
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