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PCIe Sata 3 expansion card? :o

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My motherboard only supports sata 2 and doesnt have any sata 3 slots because its older but i was reading that there are expansion cards you can buy that will allow you to get the benefits of sata 3 for say a nice ssd. Is this true? and if so can someone link me one that i could maybe pick up to go with the new ssd ill be getting, if its even worth picking up for that reason?
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I do not know for sure, but here are some thoughts:
Yes, those cards do exist. search newegg.
Thoughts:
If the board doesn't support SATA 3, then maybe it never will?
But, since it is PCI, then maybe it does somehow....
I have seen these though.
    
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Unless you are looking at getting a high-end RAID-controller, you are better off just running it on the integrated SATA2-controller for OS-usage.
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My old board had no SATA 6gb/s ports so I used an ASUS U3S6 add on card. Performance was very good.
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