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SSD on SATA II, going to be slowed down?

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I'm looking at getting this SSD for OS and some games.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148441

It says it uses SATA III but my mobo only supports SATA II (didnt have money for a more expensive board at the time)

Now I can afford the better stuff
I could buy a new mobo aswell if need to. I'm still pretty much a nub and want to know if i would see a difference between SATA II and SATA III?
Edited by remnant - 10/3/11 at 11:46am
     
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It'll perform just fine
    
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I would say it depends how fast the drive is, you would probably see a bit better performance on a sata III Board, but you could always upgrade the motherboard later
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I have the m4 latest firmware on sata 2, clocks 250 read, 100 write. I think sata 3 users get 500 read. You can confirm yourself by reading through benches in the m4 0009 firmware thread.

It's still fast and it's a very well regarded drive, but (unless I'm missing something) until you get sata 3 you won't be getting full performance.
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it would be nice to have some real world tests of the M4 in sata 2 vs sata3
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yeah test and post results
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post #7 of 8
it depends on how fast the drive is in the first place, but the max you'll get with SATA II is 3Gigabits/sec.

3Gigabits * 1000 = 3000Megabits
3000Megabits / 8(bits per byte) = 375Megabytes/Sec

That's the theoretical max, the real max i think is just over 300 MB/s, it also depends on your south-bridge, if they even have those anymore. lol, im only 20 and im "old school". I still call the Base Clock the Front Side Bus.
Edited by Tucker - 10/3/11 at 3:44pm
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I will say just this. I upgraded to a Sata 3motherboard and while the benchmarking numbers are much better, it doesn't feel significantly faster for general use. Don't worry you're not missing too much.
    
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