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Well it is a stupid question. I'm confused about the SATA III and what exactly is the difference from what Im using now. I'm looking to upgrade to an SSD and Im thinking about the Crucial M4. My concern and question is: will this SSD work with my current Mobo?

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Yes it will work with your current motherboard - Your board already has Sata 3Gb/s The newest thing is Sata 6GB/s, but you will still see very good speeds (see Sata 3Gb/s rated speeds on the specific SSD) - Good luck with the new SSD!!
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The m4 won't run at full speed on your board. It will be loads faster than a HDD though and when you upgrade to a new board someday, the new board will be able to take advantage of it's full speed.

I'd buy the m4, it's future proof for a bit.
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Originally Posted by mcg75 View Post
The m4 won't run at full speed on your board. It will be loads faster than a HDD though and when you upgrade to a new board someday, the new board will be able to take advantage of it's full speed.

I'd buy the m4, it's future proof for a bit.
I'd agree with this. You could buy a cheaper SATA II SSD, but then when you upgrade and have a board with SATA III ports then you'll be wishing you had a SATA III drive.
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AWESOME thank you for the replies. +rep
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I'd have to agree with everyone else. By buying SATA III now, you can make sure that it will work well with a future SATA III MoBo if you decide to upgrade. Running on your current board will make it run slightly slower in order to fit in the bandwidth of SATA II, but it'll still be great.
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