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You don't need a SATA 6Gb/s port to run a SATA 6Gb/s SSD. You can run it fine off of the SATA 3Gb/s interface. biggrin.gif

Grab the M4 and be happy. SSDs own HDDs.

If you want to learn a little read this: www.overclock.net/t/1179518/seans-ssd-buyers-guide-information-thread
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Sorry but I am very noob when it come's to these things, the crucial m4 is backwards compatible to a sata ii port? if so, which cable do i need to buy? (yes im very noob)
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Sorry but I am very noob when it come's to these things, the crucial m4 is backwards compatible to a sata ii port? if so, which cable do i need to buy? (yes im very noob)

Yes all are usually compatible, that is a nice thing about the SATA interface. You will just be limited to ~280MB/s sequential on SATA 3Gb/s. smile.gif

Any good SATA cable will do, all SATA cables are essentially the same. Some are just better quality than others. Don't buy something off some Chinese site. tongue.gif

Monoprice usually has some of the best prices for cables: http://www.monoprice.com/products/search.asp?spcDB=10226&spcWord=Hard+Drive+Cables-+Serial+ATA%28SATA%29&keyword=sata%20cabe

Here is a direct link to one: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10226&cs_id=1022602&p_id=8778&seq=1&format=2
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Sorry but I am very noob when it come's to these things, the crucial m4 is backwards compatible to a sata ii port? if so, which cable do i need to buy? (yes im very noob)

All SATA is compatible will all SATA. The standard SATA plugs will fit in all standard SATA ports.
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Some are just better quality than others. Don't buy something off some Chinese site. tongue.gif
Why not since all SATA cables are made in China...
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Sorry, this is my last question, I just want to make sure that the m4 would work on this motherboard. It will right? just want to be 100 percent sure.

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=H61M-HVS

Also, thank all of you all for your great help I really appreciate it.

this cable will do right?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812123111

im ordering off all newegg it would be easier
Edited by espawnsy - 4/13/12 at 1:00pm
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Some are just better quality than others. Don't buy something off some Chinese site. tongue.gif
Why not since all SATA cables are made in China...
My friend bought a pack of 10 off this one site before and the text and picture was of normal SATA cables and when it arrived it was micro SATA to SATA lol.
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Sorry, this is my last question, I just want to make sure that the m4 would work on this motherboard. It will right? just want to be 100 percent sure.

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=H61M-HVS

Also, thank all of you all for your great help I really appreciate it.

this cable will do right?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812123111

im ordering off all newegg it would be easier
Yea both will work for ya
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