grey sata port

Posted on 2012-09-14
Last Modified: 2012-09-14

I'm currently using mobo from gigabyte. Model number is GA-Z77X-D3H.

As you can see the picture above, there are grey, black, white sata ports.
I know grey sata ports is for 6gb/s connectors, black one is for 3gb/s connectors.

But what is the white sata port

Also I installed my SSD to grey sata connector. Is this the right place to install.

Thank you for your help.
Question by:bt1942
    LVL 10

    Accepted Solution

    The different colored ports are on different controllers.
    White port is on the southbridge native sata controller.
    Grey port is on separate Marvell 88SE9172 controller.
    It's difficult to say which one is the best performance-wise without benchmarking.
    LVL 2

    Expert Comment

    According to the manual, the Grey port is GSATA3 (which is the same as SATA3, but controlled with a separate controller) and the other SATA3 (White) is controlled by the main storage chipset. They are both essentially SATA3.

    Featured Post

    How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

    Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
    - Increase transparency
    - Onboard new hires faster
    - Access from mobile/offline

    Join & Write a Comment

    More and more people are using the enhanced small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) tranceivers, and speed is of utmost importance. Testing of speeds are critical to ensure that the devices will meet the speed requirements. There are some testing challen…
    The article will include the best Data Recovery Tools along with their Features, Capabilities, and their Download Links. Hope you’ll enjoy it and will choose the one as required by you.
    This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
    Access reports are powerful and flexible. Learn how to create a query and then a grouped report using the wizard. Modify the report design after the wizard is done to make it look better. There will be another video to explain how to put the final p…

    734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    24 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now