Hey All, I have a Dell Precision Workstation T3500 that I would like to add a Sata 6 specification SSD 256 GB drive to.
This system does support SSD Sata II up to 256 GBs but I would like to try the Sata 6 specification drives.
Can anyone advise if they have any experience adding a Sata 6 card to the T3500.
The system does have an available PCIe x16 and a PCIe x4 slots.
Also would I take a performance hit if I used the PCIe x4 slot, or could I use the other PCIe x16 slot.
Some have mentioned the PCIe x16 slots are for video cards only.
The problem is that there are very limited PCIe x4 Sata 3 controller cards available, and the ones that are have very poor reviews. All the higher end PCIe Sata 3 cards, LSI, 3ware, etc, only offer PCIe x8 controller cards available, hince the question, would a PCIe x8 Sata 3 controller card work in the available PCIe x16 slot? Dell support advises it will not, but I have read where it will. When I contacted Dell support, the support person did not know what a SSD device was.
Hans and OSprey,
Was this sorted out.
I have the same issue, I want to Deploy an LSI 3Ware card to support 5 x SATA Raid 5 on a T3500, but I do not want a performance hit. al lthe cards I see are all for the 8x slots.
Would the 16x slot work?