Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: PCI or Pciex4 controller cards for sata II to sata III for 6GB/s ssd

26 Aug 2013   #1
p5200

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
PCI or Pciex4 controller cards for sata II to sata III for 6GB/s ssd

I've installed a ssd capable of 6GB/s on my sata II board and was wondering, if there were controller cards that could be used with one of the two slots mentioned to get the full 6GB/s speed from the ssd if so, any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

26 Aug 2013   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I've had experience with only one card (LSI 9211-8i, way overkill for your purposes) but, based on my experience with that card, to be able to boot from them (not all cards can be booted from), you would have to install the card during the installation of Win 7. Also, cards have their own BIOS that have to be loaded in addition to the OS and the MOBO's BIOS or UEFI so you probably wouldn't gain much, if anything, in boot time (more likely, overall boot time will be longer, as with my HBA card). You may gain faster program loading, though.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Aug 2013   #3
p5200

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I've had experience with only one card (LSI 9211-8i, way overkill for your purposes) but, based on my experience with that card, to be able to boot from them (not all cards can be booted from), you would have to install the card during the installation of Win 7. Also, cards have their own BIOS that have to be loaded in addition to the OS and the MOBO's BIOS or UEFI so you probably wouldn't gain much, if anything, in boot time (more likely, overall boot time will be longer, as with my HBA card). You may gain faster program loading, though.
I'm planning on a new build later with a sata III board so I think I will just wait for it and just run things like they are for now. Thanks for the info!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


26 Aug 2013   #4
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I feel you will be happier doing so. The new Haswell MOBOs have six native Intel SATA III ports that will be better suited for booting than from a HBA or SATA controller card.

In my case, I needed more SATA ports that any X79 boards have. The HBA card I'm using provides 8 more SATA III ports (and I've assigned every one of them). Since I reboot an average of only once a week, the increased overall boot time is not a problem for me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 PCI or Pciex4 controller cards for sata II to sata III for 6GB/s ssd




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
SATA Controller Driver - Where and Which?
I'd posted here a while ago about my misadventures with Win 8 (attached thread). Basically, tried to remove a Win 8 Consumer Beta by installing Win 7 over it, and didn't work. I compounded the error by, in a series of missteps, essentially wiping the hard drive clean to the point where I get a...
Installation & Setup
SATA 3 controller
Can I buy a SATA 3 controller for my ASUS P5KPL-AM SE motherboard so I can achieve maximum speed on my Corsair Force 3 SSD? Or would I need to buy a new motherboard for SATA 3?
Hardware & Devices
HDD SATA 3 (6.0Gb/s) works with SATA 2 (3.0Gb/s) controller???
Hi, My MB supports only SATA 2 but in my city, the HDD SATA 3 is more cheap than SATA 2. If I buy the HDD SATA 3 it will work with my MB SATA 2 controller?
Hardware & Devices
SATA-II Drive on SATA Raid Controller?
Perhaps not a question for sevenforums, but I'd figure you guys would either have the answer, or be able to direct me to the answer. I purchased a Silicon SiI3512 SATA Raid Controller purely to have 2 extra SATA ports which I am using to connect to my case's external drive bays. I have flashed the...
Hardware & Devices
SATA III Controller Card
My external hard drives are SATA III, but they connect via a SATA II controller card, to my SATA II motherboard. I'm wondering if the hard drives would perform much better if they were connected via a SATA III controller card to the same SATA II motherboard? A card such as this one" ...
Hardware & Devices
SATA Controller Recommendations
Folks, I bought a Syba 4-port PCI SATA controller card to control a single Seagate 500GB hard drive with. The card does NOT wish to work well with the OS, hence the pc will not fire up at times. I got the card to function ONCE to show the drive, but now I got nothing. Any recommendations for a...
Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:25.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App