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SATA 3 SSD on SATA1 Port

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Hey guys,

I am looking to get an SSD ( Again). Now for the moment I am stuck with a SATA 1 controller for the moment, I would explain but that would take a while, so trust me, for now its SATA 1 only tongue.gif

My question is, will a SATA 3 SSD be backwards compatible with a SATA 1 controller/port ? Yes I am aware that the speeds in comparison will be ABYSMAL, but this would only be temporary:) I have done some research and it is suggested it should be fine, but wanted your opinions too.

Thanks !
post #2 of 7
Yes, it's backwards compatible with all sata ports.
post #3 of 7
Yes, it is backwards compatible.


The sequential performance will be limited.... but the benefit in SSDs is the RANDOM performance which will be about the same.

HDDs do 0.3-2MB/s in random read/write.... SSDs do 50-300MB/s in random read/write. That's the difference.


90%+ of disk access for OS/app is random.
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Awesome, thanks for the confirmation and information guys thumb.gif

It has been a while since I bothered with SSD's, but as long as the controller on the SSD and OS support Trim, then the Trim commands should go through ok ? or is that also dependant on SATA controller ?
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It has been a while since I bothered with SSD's, but as long as the controller on the SSD and OS support Trim, then the Trim commands should go through ok ? or is that also dependant on SATA controller ?

Yep it should go through fine. However some controllers that are not native such as the Marvell SATA controllers do not support TRIM. But I think that is just because it uses the PCIe slot for bandwidth and they haven't made a code to pass the TRIM command though there successfully yet.

Maybe duckie can add to it.
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Thanks, I figured as much to be honest. thumb.gif
post #7 of 7
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Hmm just looked at the OCZ Agility 3. It states its backwards compatible with SATA 2 but did not mention SATA 1. I assume this is just for marketing as they did not mention SATA 1 which is what I am stuck on at present. I assume it will work fine all the same.
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