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I want to buy a Crucial M4. But i only got SATA 3/gbit.

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My old hard drive is getting really slow so i want to buy an SSD, but i only got SATA 3/gbit. is that ok or is it gonna ruin it?
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post #2 of 11
perfectly fine bro.
post #3 of 11
It'll run fine. Way faster than a HDD. You would see an improvement if you moved to a Sata 6 Gb/s board but it's not an issue.
post #4 of 11
100% good to go on SATA 3Gb/s. You will hardly notice a difference b/w SATA 6Gb/s and SATA 3Gb/s.
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post #5 of 11
sata 1.5 gps sata 3.0gps and sata6gps are all backwards compatble
post #6 of 11
You might get something like between 220 and 280mb/s on SATA II. I had my M4 64gb on a 780G chipset, and it was working fine, just a bit lower speed on reading. but system is already fast so don't worry about it!
post #7 of 11
sata II interface can do up to 375Gb/s
post #8 of 11
Backwards compatible, for sure.

I wouldn't waste my money with a SATA II SSD,
even if I didn't currently have SATA III ports.

Most times I see the SATA II and SATA III SSDs at about the same price,
and sometimes, I've even see the same type of drive cheaper as a SATA III.

With a SATA III even being $5 more,
I would still go for it at that rate.
Assuming you'll upgrade eventually,
you'll be much happier with the decision then.
(typically ~twice the potential sequential speeds with DATA III)
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post #9 of 11
In real usage the max is ~280MB/s for SATA 3Gb/s.
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

In real usage the max is ~280MB/s for SATA 3Gb/s.

yup, and depends on what chipset you have, and what other drive you have, you might never get to 280mb/s (on a 780G chipset, maybe on an Intel chipset or better AMD chipset it would have been better)

That is what I had with my M4, sometimes I had 220mb/s read, sometimes 180 ( I have RAID 1 2x 1Tb). On Sata III, getting 400mb/s. I didn'T notice a big difference. Moving from HDD 12ms to 0.1ms, is just a very big difference smile.gif
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