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Can i run ssd sata III on my sata II port?

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Hi OC.

Can i run ssd sata III on my sata II port?
Will this make a big difference?

I recently bought a new ssd without seeing what type of sata used
and wondering if I should return the ssd to buy another sata II

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post #2 of 4
Yes. SATA3 is backwards-compatible with SATA2.
You will not notice (m)any slowdowns with this since most current SSDs struggle to break the 3 Gbit/s limit of SATA2.
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your quick reply!

So if you would chose between

OCZ SSD Agility 3 Series 2.5 "120GB
Factory No. "AGT3-25SAT3-120G"

and

Seagate Momentus 7200.1 500GB XT ®
Factory No. "ST95005620AS"

Which would you choose for best performance

Thanks smile.gif
post #4 of 4
i would get crucial m4

and yes, there is no problem running them in sata2 mode, they go at half the speed of sata3, 250mb/s instead of 500mb/s readings
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