Windows 10: go from sata 1 to sata 3 using an add on card and having it boot?

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  1.    11 Nov 2017 #1

    go from sata 1 to sata 3 using an add on card and having it boot?

    I have sata 3 drives, but the mother board is sata 1 which is slow.
    MB is Aspen MSI 7548
    MSI MS-7548 (Aspen) motherboards specifications

    The mb has a free PCIEx1 version 2 slot open.
    I have read you can buy an add on sata3 card to work with version 2 pcie x1 slot, BUT there is the question of can it boot from the addon sata card?

    Does anyone know about these things?
    Would it be bootable from the add on card?
    Would win10 have problems being activated booting from an addon sata card?
    would win10 have to be reinstalled?

    any addon sata card recommends?

    The great eventual idea is, the machine dual boots win7 and win 10 and boots from a sata 3 card so that it is faster, right now it is kinda slow to boot up and things like that. Slow enough just walk away and boil water while it boots.
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  2.    11 Nov 2017 #2

    I need to check the bios and see if there is any such thing in there like this.
    If I hit escape key, it does bring up a boot menu listing devices, like other hard drives and usb

    One requirement left out: The Bios should be able to recognize "Other Devices" in the Boot order section. I found an old gateway that does not have that. So, I have to boot off the old Harddrive and only use the new SATA harddrive for storage. Thus, some computers have limitations unless a BIOS upgrade can provide that option.
    How to Boot from PCI SATA Card | eBay
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  3.    11 Nov 2017 #3

    Looking at bios screen, I dont see anything about booting from other devices.

    If you cant run the os on a faster sata port, it is not worth bothering to use an add on card just for storage drives.
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  4.    11 Nov 2017 #4

    Other Drives do not appear in the bios, if the bios can accept add-on controllers, until there is an additional controller with a drive or drives attached.

    Without you completing your PC specs fully it is impossible to say if it will work with your bios or not.
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  5.    11 Nov 2017 #5

    Simply the MB is out of a HP a6750f pavilion desktop PC.
    Can this help you?

    HP Pavilion a6750f Desktop PC Product Specifications | HP® Customer Support

    Some time ago, I did update the bios to version 5.13, which supposedly supports AM3 cpu.

    The MB defines the PC.
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  6.    11 Nov 2017 #6

    Motherboard is supposed to be SATA2 as your drives appear to be anyway, probably not really going to gain much if anything on booting, an SSD would probably give better results even at SATA2
    You would also need SATA3 drives to get any benefit out out of a SATA3 card, add to that that not all SATA cards can be booted, I have one here that can't, doesn't show as a boot option or anything in the bios and doesn't show up on post however it works OK, didn't need to boot from it though anyway
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  7.    11 Nov 2017 #7

    Motherboard is sata 1, not sata 2, where do you see that?
    Every I have looked says sata 1 ?
    MSI MS-7548 (Aspen) - Best Compatible MSI MS-7548 (Aspen) Mobo

    MSI MS-7548 (Aspen) motherboards specifications

    The AMD 780G chip set which it uses says sata 2, but all the motherboard specs list sata 1.
    It does have 6 sata ports.
    How can I test the sata speed? I have 2 drives in there.

    AMD touts a number of features in the 780G that are noteworthy:
    - First AMD chipset with integrated digital DisplayPort output
    - Support for up to 12 USB 2.0 connections, 6 AHCI based SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports with eSATA capability
    - HD audio
    - Unified Video Decoder (UVD)
    - One x16 PCIe Gen 2 link
    - HT 3.0
    - DVI/HDMI interface
    - Internal or external TMDS
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  8.    11 Nov 2017 #8

    So far looking at speed tests and trying to compare to sata versions is a wasteland of non info.

    How would MB/sec results compare to Sata version speeds? Lots of hard drive speed utilities report MB/sec
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  9.    11 Nov 2017 #9

    ran online test for MSI Aspen 7548
    what does this suggest?
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  10.    11 Nov 2017 #10

    Ok, here is more info. I ran that same online speed test on my other PC, a MSI 7596 motherboard which is listed as sata 2.
    And the boot drive is the Hitachi 750gb sata 2 drive, and the results are lower than the aspen msi 7548 board?

    Makes me think, the ASPEN board msi 7548 is sata 2, even though several web sites say sata 1.
    I have a 3TB HGST ultrastar drive on the way which will go in the aspen msi 7548 PC and will retest end of next week.

    And that WD Blue 1tb 2102 drive I think should have done much better! Look at the numbers here MB/sec

    200 versus 87 in my sata 2 system
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