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I was planning to either buy the crucial M4 120gb or the Intel 520 120gb.
But I only have an Asus P6T Deluxe V2 X58 motherboard, with logically only SATA II support.
Now, I've read the advertised read/write speeds on either of the SSDs and I'm wondering if my motherboard will be able to fully handle it.

So my question is: does the Crucial M4 120GB or Intel 520 120GB work well with my ASUS P6T Deluxe V2? Will it run at the advertised speeds? It's ok if it's not, but if not, just to be certain: right now I have a normal 3.5" HDD, running at 7200RPM. Will I be seeing a lot of improvement?
 
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It will function fine but you will be limited to Sata2 transfer speeds. Yes you will still see a huge improvement.
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OK, BinaryDemon, thanks, that answers the question.
Is there anywhere a benchmark that can give me an idea of how big an improvement? smile.gif
 
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I always used HDTune or CrystalMark to benchmark both HDD's and SSD's, but I think those have fallen out of favor lately. I cant remember what the preferred utility for benchmarking SSD's is now.
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Originally Posted by UltraVolta425 View Post

I was planning to either buy the crucial M4 120gb or the Intel 520 120gb.
But I only have an Asus P6T Deluxe V2 X58 motherboard, with logically only SATA II support.
Now, I've read the advertised read/write speeds on either of the SSDs and I'm wondering if my motherboard will be able to fully handle it.
So my question is: does the Crucial M4 120GB or Intel 520 120GB work well with my ASUS P6T Deluxe V2? Will it run at the advertised speeds? It's ok if it's not, but if not, just to be certain: right now I have a normal 3.5" HDD, running at 7200RPM. Will I be seeing a lot of improvement?

SATA 3Gb/s will only limit your sequential performance. A SSD performs 1-8 times better than a HDD.

However, the primary benefit of a SSD is in the random performance. This is 10-80 times better than a HDD here. The vast majority of disk access is random.... probably over 90% so you will see a major benefit.
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