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Im about to pull the trigger on a Crucial M4 128 and I noticed that my mobo (MSI Pro-E x58) is SATAII and the M4 is SATAIII.

I assume this will still work? Just slower?
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You're right, it'll work fine but it'll work at SATA II speeds biggrin.gif

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It will work at SATA 2 speeds, you will not notice a difference in real world use b/w SATA 2 and 3.
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Not entirely true, you will actually notice a drop of a fair about of MB/S
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Have you actually used a m4 on SATA 2 and 3? I have and the only difference I noticed was in benches, real world use felt the same for me. :/

And yes you lose about 6 or soMB/s 4k reads and half the sequential.
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Have you actually used a m4 on SATA 2 and 3? I have and the only difference I noticed was in benches, real world use felt the same for me. :/

Good point. I guess it will only affect my e-peen biggrin.gif

I was going to go for some of the cheaper deals right now. But when I see all the headaches, BSOD, etc problems with them...I might as well just go for a more reliable M4. MC has them for $209.
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http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/356?vs=355

Here you go,

It halves your sequential reads and you loose around 30Mb/s in some tests

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