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    SATA3 Channel Splitter or Convert SATA2 Channel to SATA3?

    My new Acer Predator computer has 6 SATA connections on the motherboard, of which 5 are SATA2 and only number 0 is the faster SATA3. I got an extra 4TB hard drive which is also SATA3. It works in a SATA2 channel, but only at SATA2 speed.

    Is there a splitter for the SATA3 channel, or a way to convert one of the SATA2s?

    Alternatively, will the setup database get confused if I move everything on drive 0 to the new drive, switch the new one to the SATA3 channel and make it the boot drive?

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    You could look for a PCI Sata 3 card that has ports at back of computer. I think the system will not allow a splitter and even if it did sharing the bandwidth would slow down both drives probably to below Sata 2 speed.
    Clive

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    SATA only supports 1 drive per connector. It's a serial interface, not parallel like the old IDE.
    SATA 2 ports will run a SATA 3 drive at SATA 2 speeds.

    cheers, Paul

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