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I have a GA-P55A-UD3 MB, and if I use a SATA 6GB, the PCI Express 2.0 X16 goes to X8. The price is good too.

SanDisk Ultra SDSSDH-120G-G25 2.5" 120GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

I wanted to post a link to the sellers site, but it would not show in post.
Edited by PcKiller - 12/13/11 at 10:30am
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wait. using sata iii reduces pci-e speed? huh?

Btw. how much are you getting the ssd for? Can easily get 120gb sata ii sdd for 1gb/$ during sales.
 
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this is what the maker of the MB states.

When SATA3 / USB 3.0 (Marvell 9128 /NEC USB 3.0 Controllers) work at turbo mode, 1st PCIE x16 will work at x8 speed.

Am I mistaken about what I said. Price is $129 .
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Yes, I had a Giga board that did the same thing. It can use pci lanes as a sata 6gbs solution at the expense of the graphics card.

In this case, 8x would slightly hinder your GTX 580. But there is no season for you to use sata 6gbs with that drive as it can't take advantage of it anyway.
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Originally Posted by mcg75 View Post

Yes, I had a Giga board that did the same thing. It can use pci lanes as a sata 6gbs solution at the expense of the graphics card.
In this case, 8x would slightly hinder your GTX 580. But there is no season for you to use sata 6gbs with that drive as it can't take advantage of it anyway.

So I can use this SSD with a SATA 2 then, and the GTX 580 will stay the same in it's proformance.

Thanks for your help,

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