Oh man i was just about to post the same topic. I got a kick-ass mobo from 2008 but it doesnt have sata3. So what do you advise us,( the original poster and me) to do? Get a decent sata2 ssd drive, or grab an external sata3 pci card and add sata3 ssd? Is it possible to use 2x sata2 ports, so we can have sata3 on the sata 2 mobo?
It is useless to get a SATA 6Gb/s addon card. If you do it will add to boot time and you need to make sure you get one that is at least PCIe 2.0 x4, not x1.
how much will add to boot time ?
depends on card. It can be just a few more seconds to like 30-40 seconds longer.
Why useless regardless of boot time ?
What benefit is it going to give you over SATA 2? Just a little bit faster seq speeds which are used only about 5-10% of the time. Everything else is going to be the same except slightly faster seq speeds and longer boot times. Thus useless.
Thanks Sean Webster but check my benchmark result :
compared to same drive on Sata III
You cant directly compare. Your PC seems to have slightly lower 4k speeds from power saving features like intel speed step, c states, etc. You disable that and run 1 thread of prime 95 and 4k speeds should be similar. Even then it shouldn't make much of a difference.
the difference in seq speeds are barely noticeable 99% of the time. 4k-64thrd speeds are not going to be reached by normal desktop users. so you can ignore that reading.
I dont feel the drive responsive enough compared to my friend PC I feel there is a bottle neck. is there a solution for this (other than changing my motherboard)?
Access times are almost the same, there shouldn't be a difference in responsiveness. It may just be his CPU and chipset.