Intel ICH10R SATA Speed
Now, can someone correct and/or help me out here. On the office PC I have an Asus P6T motherboard which has the Intel ICH10R chipset. I was always under the impression that this was a SATA 3 chipset, yet when I benchmark a new(ish) Kingston HyperX SATA 3 drive it never tops 300MBps.
Either I have got it wrong and the chipset is SATA 2, or something is wrong somewhere else. Any help?
Hmm. According to this: P6T - Motherboards - ASUS I'm on SATA 2 :(
Anyone recommend a reasonably priced SATA 3 card then?
This has worked for us in the past: http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-U3S6-US.../dp/B002VVQ58M
(other vendors are available)
You might want to take a look at this: PCIe SATA 3.0 Controller Card - 6gbps | 2 port | StarTech.com United Kingdom
FYI, it's cheaper on Amazon, than direct from Startech :)
I had been looking at that one, however the Asus card with USB 3.0 as well looks like the winner as it will kill 2 birds with one stone i.e. I need a USB 3.0 card as well but only have one PCIe x1 slot :)
Originally Posted by VeryPC_Tom_M
Oh poo! The Asus card is PCIe x4 :(
Do you have another other slots free?
PCI USB 3 card: http://www.amazon.co.uk/StarTech-com...rds=PCIUSB3S22
Thanks Tom. That is very helpful, I wasn't aware that they did USB 3.0 PCI cards :)