Solved SATA Controller is SATA 3Gb/s. Any benefit getting an 6Gb/s SSD ? Tags: Storage Hard Drives SATA Controller Motherboards SSD Last response: February 9, 2014 4:21 AM in Storage Share hanqin81 February 9, 2014 1:32:30 AM Hi, My SATA Controller on my motherboard is for SATA 3Gb/s. I know that SSDs are SATA 6Gb/s. Would it make a difference to get an SSD @SATA 6 Gb/s? More about : sata controller sata 3gb benefit 6gb ssd Best solution Phillip Corcoran a c 318 G Storage a c 143 V Motherboard February 9, 2014 3:54:02 AM It will make no difference at all since the maximum data transfer speed is determined by the SATA controller specification. You can still install a 6 GB/s SSD though. It will work of course since SATA is backwards compatible, but you won't get 6 GB/s Nevertheless, if you use the SSD as a boot drive for Windows you will still notice a vast improvement in Windows startup time because of the SSD technology itself compared to mechanical hard drives. And any applications you install on SSD will startup faster too. Share hanqin81 February 9, 2014 4:21:22 AM Thanks, I think I'll only use SSDs when I get a new system. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedIs it worth getting a SATA 3GB/s SSD for a boot drive when I currently have a SATA-III 6Gb/s HDD? Forum Solved6Gb/s SSD with a SATA 3Gb/s connection please help :( Forum Would SATA II 3Gb/s bottleneck a SATA III 6Gb/s SSD??? Forum Solved4 x 120gb ssd sata 6Gb/s RAID 0 - Recommended Controller? Forum SolvedSSD's Sata II and III on a 3Gb/s controller Forum SolvedWill 3GB/s Motherboard with 6GB/s SATA HDD and SATA Cables work? Forum SolvedTIME SENSITIVE: Mobo has USB 3.0 non-internal but Case has USB 3.0 front panel & Mobo has Sata 3Gb/s but HDD is 6Gb/s Forum SolvedSATA 3gb/s vs 6gb/s Forum SolvedConnecting DVD writer: Sata 6Gb/s or Sata 3Gb/s? Forum SolvedWill storage with interface of SATA 6GB/S work on a mobo with SATA 3GB/S? Forum Solved1TB @ 7200RPM (sata III - 6GB/s) thermal performance vs 1TB 5400RPM (sata III - 3GB/s) Forum SolvedCan i connect a 6GB/s HDD on a 3GB/s SATA port? (NEED ADVICE) Forum SolvedI have an SATA 3gb/s Motherboard Can I install a 6gb/s hdd Forum SolvedQuick question about HD SATA 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s Forum SolvedSata 3gb/s vs 6gb/s hdd. Forum SolvedSata 3gbs in sata 6gbs mobo Forum SATA 3Gb/s and SATA 6Gb/s HDD's Forum Can you connect sata 3gb/s to sata 6gb/s Forum how to find out is it SATA 3gb/s or 6gb/s? Forum How much of a transfer rate difference does SATA 6GB/s vs 3GB/s make? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !