Windows/performance on system board SATA ports

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by MacFanBoyIIe, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. MacFanBoyIIe macrumors 6502

    Feb 22, 2008
    Simple questions that I can't find an answer to in previous threads. It's possible the answers are buried in there somewhere. If so, sorry.

    1) Can you boot into XP and/or Vista (using bootcamp) from the SATA ports on the system board?

    2) What are the transfer rates (input and output) on these ports?

    3) Does using these ports in conjuction with a Mac Pro RAID Card affect the transfer rates/latency of the drives connected to the RAID Card?

  2. MacFanBoyIIe thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 22, 2008
    Please, still looking for some help on this. Thanks.
  3. pastrychef macrumors 601


    Sep 15, 2006
    New York City, NY
    1. Yes, you can boot from drives with Windows installed that are connected to the internal SATA ports.

    2. I don't know what the transfer rates are, I've never tested it.

    3. I don't know if it would affect a RAID card.

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