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Windows 7: Will I still see good speeds using a SATA 3 SSD on a SATA 2 mobo?

15 Dec 2011   #1
XGamer95

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Will I still see good speeds using a SATA 3 SSD on a SATA 2 mobo?

I am looking to purchase an SSDD (Newegg.com - Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F90GB3-BK 2.5" 90GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)) and am wondering if I will still see good speeds as my motherboard only has SATA II connections and the drive is SATA III.


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15 Dec 2011   #2
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Yes sir you will. Regular hard drives don't even use the max bandwidth speed of Sata II, and its still tricky to get the full speed of Sata III, so you will notice a very good speed improvement with what you have. I have done this very thing in the past
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15 Dec 2011   #3
XGamer95

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Would I use a SATA II cable or a SATA III cable to connect the drive to my motherboard?
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15 Dec 2011   #4
smarteyeball

 
 

It makes no difference really. The cables are the same. Either one would be fine.
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15 Dec 2011   #5
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 X64
 
 

You'll get excellent speeds with a sata3 SSD on a sataII motherboard. I have a sataIII SSD in my laptop and it gets very good speeds.

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