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    SATA III drive in a SATA II motherboard?

    I'm thinking of buying a SATA III SSD, but at the moment I only have SATA II sockets on my motherboard (upgrade planned for later this year). Would this configuration work, albeit bottlenecked, in the interim? I know that a SATA II drive will work in a a SATA III socket, but not sure about the other way around.

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    Re: SATA III drive in a SATA II motherboard?

    Should work fine, but as you say bottlenecked.

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    Re: SATA III drive in a SATA II motherboard?

    If you can call 250MB/s transfers & 50k random IOPS a bottleneck...

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    Re: SATA III drive in a SATA II motherboard?

    Well I was half eyeing up the new intel SSD drives with over 400Mb/s transfer rates...


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    Re: SATA III drive in a SATA II motherboard?

    Doubt you will actually notice the difference in anything other than benchmarks

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