The tech specs indicate new xps 8300 motherboard has 2 x SATA 2 ports and 2 x SATA 3 ports. The service manual has no indication of which ports are which. It just shows SATA ports numbered 0 thru 3. Does anyone know which are the desinated SATA 3 (6Gb/s link speeds). Thanks.
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I just asked a Dell Forum Liason to look at this thread.
He may be able to post the info you want.
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Thanks for the assistance Ron.
The Information would be very useful, because the Sandy Bridge Chipset Problem only occurs to the SATA-II ports.
I plugged a SATA3 6GB/s Crucial C300 SSD into port 0, and it is recognized as SATA3 in CrystalDiskInfo program. From this I would guess that port 0 and 1 are SATA3, and port 2 and 3 are SATA2.
Thanks for the information. I believe my system shipped with the harddrive on port 0 and the dvd drive on port1. I added a second harddrive (SATA3, I think.. WD caviar black 1TB) on port2. I'll download CrystalDiskInfo and see what it tells me.
This info is good to know since the intel sandy bridge chipset problem just is on SATA2 ports.....
Would be intrested too as the service manual does not say which port is SATAII and which is SATAIII. Bought an additional SSD to the included 1.5 TB disk as my OS drive ... it's a SATAII drive so I think it doesn't matter in general, but because of the Sandy Bridge bug I'd like to connect my OS HD to a SATA III port until Dell exchanges our Mainboards.