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On the Z68 system, all 6 ports belong to the same controller. (2 sata III, 4 sata II).
I would buy 2 sata III drives and attach them to the sata III ports and place the Intel 311 on a SATA II port.
I would create a RAID1 using the 2 sata III drives and then SRT accelerate the RAID1 volume using the Intel 311 SSD -- this is possible
Yea I just realized the 3rd party controller on Z68 boards is typically either eSATA or an additional 2 SATA III. I was thinking the 2x SATA III were provided by the 3rd party controller. I have read, however, that SRT performs best when the 311 is on the 6GBS connection and that caching for a mirror was slower compared to a single drive.
I opted for this configuration:
SATA III (1) - Seagate Barracuda XT 7200.2 (2TB) System Disk
SATA III (2) - Intel 311 SSD running as SRT
SATA II (1) - Blue Ray Drive
SATA II (2) - Seagate Barracuda LP 5400 (2TB) Storage Disk
I have setup windows to do full system backups monthly and setup sync folders for my user and other data directories. Backups and syncs roll to the LP drive, which spends most of it's time sleeping.
So far I'm esctatic with the peformance. Intel 2500K + Z68 + 311SSD
Now if Intel would just make a larger SLC Cache SSD...
NOTE: If you're a Virtual PC user, SRT will enhance the performace of Virtual Machines. My Server 2003 VM takes about 5 seconds to shut down and come completely back up to login.
Once I had everything in my hands it was fairly easy to come up with what worked best for me.