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Windows 7: Intel SSD 520 Series SATA 3 is it ok to my motherboard?

20 Apr 2012   #1
me325

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Intel SSD 520 Series SATA 3 is it ok to my motherboard?

Hi im planning buy an Intel SSD 520 Series SATA 3(60gb), I looked at the website of my motherboard(Gigabyte GA-H61M-USB3-B3 ) I'm not sure if it has SATA 3 since I won this motherboard in a contest. I also want to know if I can see any difference between loading at startup in Windows and especially loading at games like Bf3, Dota 2, Diablo 3? VS my 1TB Seagate? Thanks in advance.



here is my current spec:

Intel Core i5-2500k. 3.30GHz Turbo boost 3.70Ghz
Gigabyte GA-H61M-USB3-B3
NVIDIA EVGA GTX 570
2X4GB Kingston HyperX T1 CL9
1TB Seagate


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20 Apr 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

The Gigabyte site for that board says this, under "internal I/O connectors":

2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

I believe SATA 3.0 is 6 Gb/s, so yes, it supports 3.0.

I don't understand the rest of your post. Games will load quicker on an SSD, but I don't think you'll see much improvement in playing the game.
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20 Apr 2012   #3
me325

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
The Gigabyte site for that board says this, under "internal I/O connectors":

2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

I believe SATA 3.0 is 6 Gb/s, so yes, it supports 3.0.

I don't understand the rest of your post. Games will load quicker on an SSD, but I don't think you'll see much improvement in playing the game.

I see thanks. I look again at the website of my motherboard gigabyte it says 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors is this SATA 2? GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-H61M-USB3-B3 (rev. 1.0)
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20 Apr 2012   #4
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Yes.

In the real world, I don't think it would matter if you used SATA 2 or SATA 3 for the SSD.
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20 Apr 2012   #5
me325

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thanks.
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