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post #1 of 8
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Ok well I've never had any experiences with SSD and am a little confused as to whether this motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138317

supports a SATA III SSD like this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820249010

I won't be getting that SSD in question, but I just want to know if that motherboard supports SATA III and how do I know? It has SATA 3gb/s and 6b/s ports but says nothing about SATA I, II, or III
post #2 of 8
It has two SATA III (SATA 6Gb/sec) ports. It's the white ports. The red ports are SATA II (3Gb/sec). Sometimes they're called SATA 3G and SATA 6G.

Also, don't let the fact that it's a SSD throw you off: when it comes to connectivity, it's no different than a hard drive or an optical drive.
Edited by TwoCables - 8/6/11 at 3:50am
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Sata III is rated at 6 Gb/s and is the latest standard, while SATA II is rated at 3 Gb/s.
 
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post #4 of 8
it will work in all your sata ports, even the sata3 ones, just not at maximum speed.
the white ports, like twocables said, will be the better choice tho
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post #5 of 8
Yes, kmow matter which port you attach it to. However, you'll have the best preformance from the sata 3.0 6Gb port ( white ).
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mdatmo View Post
Sata III is rated at 6 Gb/s and is the latest standard, while SATA II is rated at 3 Gb/s.
Yes, sometimes the is a confusion between SATA 3.0Gbps (SATA II) and SATA III.
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thx all, one more thing I'm curious about before jumping into the SSD world

If i get an SSD and only put my OS/programs on the SSD, but keep my games and media related things on my 1tb hdd, do i benefit from the SSDs speed when playing games? Or do the games HAVE to be completely on the SSD to benefit?
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Originally Posted by venomblade View Post
thx all, one more thing I'm curious about before jumping into the SSD world

If i get an SSD and only put my OS/programs on the SSD, but keep my games and media related things on my 1tb hdd, do i benefit from the SSDs speed when playing games? Or do the games HAVE to be completely on the SSD to benefit?
The only benefit you'd get with a game installed on the SSD is the occasional game load or game save. Other than that, there's no real difference since the hard drive (or solid state drive in this case) idles most of the time anyway. That is, during a game.
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