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Windows 7: Should I install SSD SATA3 on SATA2 motherboard?


24 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
 
 
Should I install SSD SATA3 on SATA2 motherboard?

I have been given a voucher ($200) for my local computer store as a birthday present and I want to know if it is worthwhile installing a SATA3 SSD on my Gigabyte PA 55 UD4 motherboard that only supports SATA2?

I won't be upgrading my motherboard for approximately 3 years when I purchase a new computer, so that is not an option. I guess it would future proof the hard drive but is it likely to last three years and more?

Would I notice a big difference between an SSD SATA3 and my Western digital 1 TB Green SATA2 connected to my existing motherboard?

Cheers


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24 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP2
 
 

Yes, it would be a huge difference. You would boot to windows in under 30sec.
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24 Feb 2012   #3

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24 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

No problem using a 6 Gb/s SSD with a SATA II MB. I did it on my HP Laptop and the increase in performance was truly amazing. Make sure to set up ACHI mode in your system bios before installing it.
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25 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

Thanks for the replies, not sure about the add-on card as there is some debate about the speeds they can achieve and also whether trim will work. SSD here I come.

Cheers
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25 Feb 2012   #6

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

You won't even saturate the SATA2 bus with an SSD, much less need SATA3:

Serial ATA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

You definitely will notice a huge increase in performance, though. They are well worth it.
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27 Feb 2012   #7

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