How can I find the speed of a motherboards SATA connectors?


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    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
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    How can I find the speed of a motherboards SATA connectors?


    I have an HP 8300 CMT which has five motherboard SATA connectors: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4.
    How can I find out how fast each one performs at?
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    7 X64
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    looking in the manual is the obvious way.

    sata 0 and sata 1 are the fast ones . dark blue and light blue.

    page 4

    HP Compaq 8300 Elite, CMT Chassis 690357-001 Illustrated Parts & Service Map

    For enthusiasts:

    OEM propietary mobos:

    It is possible to add the nvme module to bios and boot nvme disk off the pcie x4 slot, but it needs a bios programmer and a SOIC16 SOP16 Test Clip adapter for the bios chip which will be about 25 for both . If you already have those, it is worth it.

    Those oem machines have to be done individually.

    Consumer mobos:

    If you have a consumer motherboard from gigabyte, asus , msi etc, and you want to add nvme boot, the bios with nvme support can be passed around. If you can't be bothered doing it yourself, plenty of people are sharing them.

    It is then very straightforward. Plug a cheap pcie>nvme adapter into the pcie x4 slot.
    Last edited by SIW2; 4 Weeks Ago at 11:35.
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