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Windows 7: SSD and MB. Compatibility?

24 May 2012   #1
p5200

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
SSD and MB. Compatibility?

I have this motherboard and planned to order this SSD.
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.com - Intel 510 Series (Elm Crest) SSDSC2MH120A2K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) The motherboard states sata II 3GBs. sockets but the SSD is listed as sata III will the two be compatible? If so, would it be worth upgrading later to a motherboard with sata III sockets or would the gains (if any) be worth the expense of a new motherboard? Thanks!


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24 May 2012   #2
p5200

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

After reading the post above I assume the SSD should work plugged into a sata II socket on my motherboard. If there's much of a performance gain with a sata III motherboard, I'll get one later when funds allow.
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24 May 2012   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes SATAIII is backwards compatible to SATAII or SATA. There is no noticeable difference in SATA III or SATA II though, save your money to buy a bigger SSD. I would recommend a Samsung 830 series SSD though.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...1&name=SAMSUNG
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24 May 2012   #4
p5200

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the tip I will check into them!
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25 May 2012   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

you're welcome! Let us know how it goes.
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