Originally Posted by LivingChampion
Is it worth buying a Sata II SSD over a Sata III?
I'm not sure I'm qualified to answer that.
I think it probably mostly depends on the specific models you are comparing.
My thinking is I always like to see my hardware realize it's full potential. So if my motherboard supported SataIII and I could afford SataIII SSD large enough to meet my needs, I would get SataIII.
If your asking me something like "Other than benchmarking, can you tell a realworld difference between SataII and SataIII SSD's?" Personally my answer would be 'no' but the SataII SSD's that I have used have all been pretty 'highend' models. In my previous system, I had an 80gb Intel x-25 g2 (SataII). In my current system I have a Corsair Force3 180gb (SataIII) and a Corsair F240 (SataII). I don't routinely do large file transfers, I would be hard pressed to tell the difference.
But, for example, when I look at the specs of the Corsair M32 32gb - they look pretty poor compared to other SSD's. Maybe that difference would be night and day. Hopefully some other people will comment with their experiences.Edited by BinaryDemon - 11/3/11 at 10:07pm