SSD to PCH Sata port or to Marvel controller on DZ77RE-75K MoBd?
I have a new Intel 520 series 240 gb SSD that I wish to install this weekend, into a Intel DZ77RE-75K Motherboard. I have a choice of two types of Sata ports on the motherboard:
1. on the motherboard, 6.0 gb/s interface through a Marvel 88SE9172 controller
2. on the motherboard, 6.0 gb/s interface through the Intel Z77 chipset(PCH-platform controller hub), which
allows Intel Rapid Storage Technology with Raid.
I do not plan to use Raid. I use two 4 gb Corsair Vengeance ram memory. I do not overclock. I am a pretty basic user of applications like Photoshop CS5, Office 2013 suite, and others. I have 3 gb/s interfaces also on this mobd, which I will use for slower peripherals, such as the DVD drive that I have into a 3 gb/s header. I use WIndows 7(64 bit).
I am thinking that option 2 above is best which allows the Intel Rapid Storage features.
I am not sure and am totally new to the SSD world. I do have two mechanical HDDs, Seagate Barracuda 7200 rmp of 1 TB and older Samsung 160 gb HD, that I plan to continue using as storage, and have 3 external HDDs. I have backups and use Acronis for the backups.
Any advice to properly install the SSD into the most efficient and fastest speed choice on the Intel motherboard, would be appreciated.