I have a Phenom II X6 1055T on a Gigabyte ga880 ud2h motherboard
I have for now a 60Gb SSD Sata II drive, but was thinking to upgrade to a larger one (120 or 128Gb) SATA III SSD drive. Problem is my mobo doesn't have SATA III ports....
What are my best options: stick with a SSD Sata II drive, or buy a controller card such as the SYBA SATA III card (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
will this card be a bottle neck ?
Doe it even make sense to install a SSD Sata III on such controller card?
There's no sense buying a SATA II SSD since the prices are about the same as for SATA III models. Plus it would be available for a future upgrade to anew MB if that should be in your realm of possibilities.
Yes, buying a good quality SATA III controller would improve throughput over the SATA II headers. But I have never used one, so I'd be hesitant on recommending one.
The speed improvement with even SATA II using a SSD is enough to make it worthwhile. I have done it myself. I would estimate it as about 3/4 of the way from HDD speed to SATA III SSD speed.