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SSD compatibility with ASUS Mobo?

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September 18, 2011 4:05:48 AM

Hi Everyone,

Just like to ask if ASUS P5K SE Mobo is compatible with 120gb Corsair SSD Force Series™ GT (CSSD-F120GBGT-BK), SATA 3, 2.5"?

Thanks!

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September 18, 2011 7:14:03 PM

Yes, the SSD is compatible with the motherboard.

You will not get the maximum advertised speeds of the SSD since it is SATA 3 (6Gb/s) and the motherboard is SATA 2 (3Gb/s).
September 18, 2011 10:33:58 PM

Thanks for the reply Dereck47, can you recommend me the best SSD that is compatible with a SATA 2 (3GB/s) Mobo?
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September 18, 2011 11:20:22 PM

the SSD you picked out IS compatible with your mobo, but you will not get the advertised speeds of 555/515MB/s because your mobo's sata2 ports will essentially hold it back to under 3Gb/s (384MB/s).

get it any, and you'll have a SSD ready for your next sata3 mobo even if it doesn't reach it's full potential now.
September 18, 2011 11:45:49 PM

Thanks for the reply Branden, you're right I will upgrade my rig maybe when Ivy Bridge is out on market next year.
June 26, 2012 6:32:36 AM

I know that this is an old thread but maybe someone will find it worthful.
I'm using the same MOBO and I bought SSD Corsair GT 60GB. When I connected the SSD it seemed to be working well but I was unable to install windows 7 (ultimate 64-bit) on it. Windows had started to install but after reboot it stoped. Until now I don't have a solution for this.
Also ASUS P5K SE don't support AHCI mode (which is quiet usefull for this kind of HDD) for HDD by default. If you want to use it you must find a modified version of BIOS.
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