what is the max throughput for the SATA controller overall on the motherboard? Each port can theoretically do 6.0 Gbps, but how much total can the mobo support?
Cool project--makes me tempted to send my next SSD to you first so we could do a 4x current gen SSD test for the lols. -- Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
The Asus P9X79 Deluxe LGA2011 / X79 motherboard has the following ports:
2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s (Intel X79) 4 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s (Intel X79) 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s (Marvell 9128) 2 x Power eSATA 6.0 Gb/s (ASMedia ASM1061)
In this case I am only using the 4 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s (Intel X79) ports. Initially I thought that only the SATA 3.0 ports would be configurable in a RAID array but during setup I came to realize that all 6 of the Intel ports were configurable in the array.
Its my understanding that Haswell will have motherboards with 6 Intel SATA 6G ports off the Z87 chipset as well as some of the other lower-end Intel chipsets for Haswell. Possibly there will be TRIM support in a RAID 0 array as well. The X79 chipset has yet to receive that support but presumably its forthcoming.
Since I have purchased the new 500GB Samsung 840 SSD I've been eager to test it out which is another reason I want to break the quasi 1TB SSD RAID 0 array. I'd also like to retest the individual SSD units that make up the array.