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Will a solid state drive work on my motherboard?

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February 12, 2010 12:56:15 AM

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. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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. :) 
a c 234 V Motherboard
February 12, 2010 2:43:09 AM

It has 8 SATA 3Gb/s ports.
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a b V Motherboard
February 12, 2010 5:21:42 AM

^Meaning an SSD will work fine on your mobo.
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February 12, 2010 8:39:08 AM

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).
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a c 234 V Motherboard
February 12, 2010 9:19:29 PM

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.
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February 13, 2010 5:27:56 AM

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.

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February 14, 2010 6:29:36 AM

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.
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February 23, 2010 10:57:05 PM

Best answer selected by Glockshna.
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