Will a solid state drive work on my motherboard?

I have an Intel Desktop Board D975XBX2 Extreme Series mobo. According to most SSDs I've seen thusfar, I need SATA II on my motherboard. I'm not sure if I have it and my manual isn't specific on the subject. I don't want to drop $130 bucks on a brand spanking new SSD and not be able to use it if ya know what I mean. Here's the drive I'm looking at.

I'm kinda new with this stuff. I've only built 2 systems, and I had help from people who knew what they where doing haha. Any help would be appreciated. :)
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  1. It has 8 SATA 3Gb/s ports.
  2. ^Meaning an SSD will work fine on your mobo.
  3. Best answer
    Please note SSD's differ alot, and alot of 'mediocre' SSDs are available right now. If you can afford it, i would highly recommend using an Intel SSD instead; Intel X25-M G2 80GB would be great, or the cheaper X25-V 40GB would be a cheaper alternative. Try to avoid SSDs with bad controllers (Samsung,JMicron).
  4. GhislainG said:
    It has 8 SATA 3Gb/s ports.

    Actually, according to Intel it has 4 SATA 3gbs ports AND 8 USB 2.0 ports.

    Still, he's good for upgrading to an SSD.
  5. 4 SATA ports on the ICH7-R/ICH7-DH (AA) and 4 on the optional (if installed) Marvell 88SE6145 (FF and GG). The OP should use a SATA port identified by AA in figure 1.
  6. Ah, I see it now on page 13. I just read the first spec listing for it and didn't go into the options listings. or look at the board layout.
  7. Wow awesome thanks guys. I just wasn't sure whether or not my board could take full advantage of the full capabilities of the SSD.
  8. Best answer selected by Glockshna.
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