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Wrong SSD for my MOBO...trying to find a replacement

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July 14, 2011 12:51:18 AM

Hello!

I'm in the market for an SSD, and my search keeps leading me to this one from crucial http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... .

My MOBO, on the other hand, can only support 3GB/sec speeds, which leads me to believe that I would be wasting my money on this one as I can't utilize the 6GB/sec speeds. MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Is there a comparable ssd that is more fitting for my MOBO? I'm not the most confident when reading the specs on these so I'm wanting to make sure I make the right choice.

Thanks for your time : )


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a b G Storage
July 14, 2011 12:57:16 AM

The max throughput on that drive is 355MB/s. 355 * 8 = 2840Mbps or 2.8Gbps which is less than the SATA II spec of 3Gbps. I don't think it will make all that much difference.
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a b G Storage
July 14, 2011 2:48:09 AM

Even accounting for the overhead the difference is fairly minimal.
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July 15, 2011 10:47:49 PM

I see, thanks for the input guys : )
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