SSD Tags: SSD Asus Motherboards Storage Last response: October 5, 2011 10:31 PM in Storage Share phippsy October 2, 2011 5:56:11 PM I want to buy a SSD but not sure what one to get do I get a Sata2 or Sata3 will they both fit on a asus p6T motherboard More about : ssd Old Paul October 2, 2011 6:10:03 PM Most likely, a SATA III is the way to go. Goto www.HardOCP.com, and at the botton menu, click on SSD, and then the article about NAND Syncrnious vs Asyncronious, which tells you a lot abut the current state of SSD drives, and which is better kajabla a b V Motherboard a b G Storage October 2, 2011 6:36:50 PM Sata III drives are backward compatible, so you'll be able to use them, but your mobo, if it's this one (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...), can only support SATA II speeds. Related resources How to configure a newly build PC and how to use an SSD and HDD together? - Forum SSD or motherboard? - Forum Any Issues with using a SSD for OS only - Forum Can I use a 512 bytes cluster size to format a SSD drive ? - Forum SSD in OptiPlex 9020 SFF - Caddy or direct? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer JohnnyLucky a b V Motherboard a c 283 G Storage October 5, 2011 8:09:14 PM I checked the Intel motherboard database. All of the Asus P6T models are SATA 2 3Gb/s boards. Phippsy - What do you do with your computer? Gaming? Professional work? PC use makes a difference in the selection process. Will you be upgrading your motherboard in the next 12 months? kajabla a b V Motherboard a b G Storage October 5, 2011 10:17:35 PM Quote:I wrote a blog about using SATA III on a SATA II MB - check it out - http://www.blog.solidstatediskshop.com/?p=11 The SATA III SSD will use a lot more power on a SATA II port Meaning what? 0.6 instead of 0.15 watts? That can't possibly be significant, can it? JohnnyLucky a b V Motherboard a c 283 G Storage October 5, 2011 10:31:57 PM kajabla - It is significant for a battery operated laptop but not for a desktop pc. fillrobs - The Asus PT6 series motherboards are ATX boards for desktop pc's. SSD battery power consumption is not an issue. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedInstalled Windows 7 on SSD but my HDD also has Windows 7 Question. Forum SolvedInstalling Windows 7 on SSD AMD motherboard then switching. Quick Question/issue. Forum SolvedWhat SSD is best for me? Forum SolvedSSD not recognised. Forum SolvedSSD Speed showing 3000 mbps!!! Forum SolvedPC asking for Boot device after SSD physical installation. Forum SolvedDo I really need an SSD Forum SolvedHow to install windows on SSD then install HDD later Forum SolvedIf I put my OS and programs on my SSD what do I use my HDD for? Forum SolvedLooking for a budget SSD Forum SolvedIs an SSD worth it for my gaming build? Forum SolvedSamsung 840evo SSD Rapid mode and encryption Forum SolvedUpgrading to ssd Forum Solvedconvert to an SSD drive Forum Solvedcreating a ssd image backup for later use (more detailed in description) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !