Sandy Bridge and Later have SATA3 ports for at least port 0 and 1.
The Q77 Express Chipset is what the 9010 has. That means USB3 ports and SATA III 6.0 Gbps ports.
That also means using an SSD will make things better.
the spec sheet on your PC covers this (oops missing in the PDF wow) but, I ntel® Q87 Express Chipset
,and the manual shows which slots are the fast one.
3 jacks there blue black tan.
are not all 3 SATA -III, why not bench mark them first to see If the are using SSD as test medium./
the other page spec shows
SATA: 1.5 Gbps, 3.0 Gbps, and 6 Gbps
tell me its 6 and backwards compatible as expected that.
ive no clue why they colored them, maybe some can NOT boot a drive. IDK that.
Blue SATA 0 port (SATA III)
Black SATA 1 port (SATA III)
White SATA 2 port (SATA II)
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