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Windows 7: Sata 3 ssd on Sata 2 Motherboard.

01 Dec 2011   #1
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 
Sata 3 ssd on Sata 2 Motherboard.

I'm thinking of buying the,

Corsair Force Series 3 90GB SATA 3 6Gb/s Solid-State
-Drive.

Force Series

Info "" Corsair Force Series 3 is Compatible with SATA 2 3Gb/s.
Haven't yet moved to SATA 3? Like all Corsair components, Force Series 3 SSDs are designed to last through several system upgrades. Adding a Force Series 3 today means that you'll still get incredible storage performance now, and your SSD will be ready for your next upgrade.""

Well,is future proof.

My GA-X38-DS4 motherboard is Sata 2.

Here we have some good experts in SSD installation.

So,i need your opinion\advice. Good idea? Bad idea?


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01 Dec 2011   #2
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It should work just fine on a SATA2 port, but it will be limited to SATA2 speeds.

For example, youll Probably see Seq. Reads in the 250-275ish range.
To take advantage of the speed its capable of, youll just have to upgrade to a Motherboard with a SATA3 port.
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01 Dec 2011   #3
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

A SATA 6GB/s dive is future proof, good on your next motherboard upgrade and it will run very fast on SATA 3GB/s.

This has the SandForce SF-2281 controller, which is known to be having some problems, a recent firmware update may have helped. Let time and other users test these SSDs.
I can't recommend any SSD with the new sandforce controller at this point.

The Crucial M4 6GB/s is getting great reviews and doing well in the endurance testing.
SSD Write Endurance 25nm Vs 34nm

It's currently on the top of my list for next SSD.
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01 Dec 2011   #4
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
A SATA 6GB/s dive is future proof, good on your next motherboard upgrade and it will run very fast on SATA 3GB/s.

This has the SandForce SF-2281 controller, which is known to be having some problems, a recent firmware update may have helped. Let time and other users test these SSDs.
I can't recommend any SSD with the new sandforce controller at this point.

The Crucial M4 6GB/s is getting great reviews and doing well in the endurance testing.
SSD Write Endurance 25nm Vs 34nm

It's currently on the top of my list for next SSD.
Problems?

You mean this one Force Series? The specific that i want to buy?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Dec 2011   #5
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

+1 Dave76

You want a Sata 6.0Gbs SSD the Crucial m4 is my choice. I would go with the 128GB.

Newegg.com - Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Transfer Kit
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01 Dec 2011   #6
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Problems?

You mean this one Force Series? The specific that i want to buy?
Pretty much, yeah

Some have had zero issues - others have had many.
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01 Dec 2011   #7
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
A SATA 6GB/s dive is future proof, good on your next motherboard upgrade and it will run very fast on SATA 3GB/s.

This has the SandForce SF-2281 controller, which is known to be having some problems, a recent firmware update may have helped. Let time and other users test these SSDs.
I can't recommend any SSD with the new sandforce controller at this point.

The Crucial M4 6GB/s is getting great reviews and doing well in the endurance testing.
SSD Write Endurance 25nm Vs 34nm

It's currently on the top of my list for next SSD.
Problems?

You mean this one Force Series? The specific that i want to buy?
Yes, the Corsair Force3 has the SandForce SF-2281 controller, that has been having some serious issues.
As smarteyeball mentioned, some don't have problems but, many do.
Too much risk for me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Dec 2011   #8
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
+1 Dave76

You want a Sata 6.0Gbs SSD the Crucial m4 is my choice. I would go with the 128GB.

Newegg.com - Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Transfer Kit
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Problems?

You mean this one Force Series? The specific that i want to buy?
Pretty much, yeah

Some have had zero issues - others have had many.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
A SATA 6GB/s dive is future proof, good on your next motherboard upgrade and it will run very fast on SATA 3GB/s.

This has the SandForce SF-2281 controller, which is known to be having some problems, a recent firmware update may have helped. Let time and other users test these SSDs.
I can't recommend any SSD with the new sandforce controller at this point.

The Crucial M4 6GB/s is getting great reviews and doing well in the endurance testing.
SSD Write Endurance 25nm Vs 34nm

It's currently on the top of my list for next SSD.
Problems?

You mean this one Force Series? The specific that i want to buy?
Yes, the Corsair Force3 has the SandForce SF-2281 controller, that has been having some serious issues.
As smarteyeball mentioned, some don't have problems but, many do.
Too much risk for me.
Well,this is bad surprise for me.

Ok guys i will check for something else....

Edit: No Crucial shipping in my area.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Dec 2011   #9
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
A SATA 6GB/s dive is future proof, good on your next motherboard upgrade and it will run very fast on SATA 3GB/s.

This has the SandForce SF-2281 controller, which is known to be having some problems, a recent firmware update may have helped. Let time and other users test these SSDs.
I can't recommend any SSD with the new sandforce controller at this point.

The Crucial M4 6GB/s is getting great reviews and doing well in the endurance testing.
SSD Write Endurance 25nm Vs 34nm

It's currently on the top of my list for next SSD.
Problems?

You mean this one Force Series? The specific that i want to buy?
Yes, the Corsair Force3 has the SandForce SF-2281 controller, that has been having some serious issues.
As smarteyeball mentioned, some don't have problems but, many do.
Too much risk for me.
About 3 weeks ago i bought a OCZ Vertex 3 w/ Sandforce 2281 controller could not get it to work right, i jumped through all the hoop's with no success, firmware update, then there was the NVidia motherboard fix nothing helped. It shouldn't be this hard to get something to work, so i sent it back for a refund. You would think waiting to the second or third gen they would work right out of the box. Just my 2 cents.
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01 Dec 2011   #10
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 X64
 
 

I agree with everything posted above. You will get good results with the Crucial M4. I have the 64GB M4 in my laptop which is sata 2 and get good results and no problems. I also have one in my desktop. Here's what it will do on sata 2.
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