SSD - Sata II vs Sata III

Hello, I just recently bought a new CPU,Mobo,Memory,PSU, and SDD. My question is the motherboard i bought http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188039 is only Sata II and the Hard Drive i got is a SSD Crucial C300. I have been given the option to Return the Motherboard with no restocking Fee. I'm trying to figure out if i should just stick with what i got or go with a different Mobo that has Sata III. Will i see a huge performance difference with the c300 on Sata II vs Sata III?
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  1. Mak0 said:
    Hello, I just recently bought a new CPU,Mobo,Memory,PSU, and SDD. My question is the motherboard i bought http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188039 is only Sata II and the Hard Drive i got is a SSD Crucial C300. I have been given the option to Return the Motherboard with no restocking Fee. I'm trying to figure out if i should just stick with what i got or go with a different Mobo that has Sata III. Will i see a huge performance difference with the c300 on Sata II vs Sata III?



    Here's a good article that actually shows the difference in using the different ports. You'll get about a 150% increase in read speeds, although oddly using the 6Gb/s port will actually decrease sustained write speeds. So yea, I would definitely go w/ the SATA 6 Gb/s if possible.

    http://www.maximumpc.com/article/reviews/crucial_c300_256gb_ssd_review
  2. I would go with the SATA III because if you update the MB and the SATA III controller may be faster them the Marvell 9123 controller. The speed may increase on a different controller.

    Even if you get the SATA III drive you can plug it into the SATA II port.

    You cant go wrong getting the SATA III drive.
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