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Hi guys . Im pretty new to SSD and I really need you guys to assist me. I just ordered C300 Crucial 64 GB and it will be with me soon.

The problem is i dont have sata3 connector on my mobo. will I notice any reduction in overall speed? I dont plan to upgrade my mobo yet. So if the difference in speed is significant, should I buy SATA 6GBps PCIe card?

is there any disadvantages using PCIe card rather than mobo connector?

thanks guys in advance for your input.
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yes you do have SATA 3gb. headers(plugs)

BTW,Here is the guide I use to optimize my SSD's:http://thessdreview.com/ssd-guides/o...ation-guide-2/
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sorry to confuse you. yes i have sata3gbps but not sata 3=6gbps.will i notice any differences when plug in to sata2 connector?
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in benchmarks yes. But for practical usage.. no you wont notice the difference. I have that same drive and have used both the marvell controller and the Sata 2 plug. I am still using the sata 2 plug, and have two of the drives in raid.

Be careful following that guide posted. Some of those settings if turned off will cause you more problems than if left alone.

Truthfully. Just install it as you would any HDD. Just pick and choose what apps you want on the drive and which ones you want on your secondary drive.
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+rep thanks guys
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