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 Special use of SSD - Forum samsung ssd 840 (plain) and samsung ssd 840 evo raid 0 - Forum Looking for a very reliable SSD - Forum SSD says 66gb out of 111gb free. But files inside says only 28gb had been consumed. Where did the other 17gb go? - Forum How fast do you think i'll fry my SSD? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer JohnnyLucky a b V Motherboard a c 303 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 303 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 SolvedCan I Use an SSD as a Storage Device Without an OS? (Writting Files To It) Forum SolvedSSD in RAW format Forum SolvedThinking of upgrading to an SSD - transfer windows Forum SolvedHave SSD but no bay adapter, ok short-term? Forum SolvedBuying a pc with no OS, is it easy to put windows on 120gb SSD Forum SolvedAutodesk applications randomly freeze on SSD Forum SolvedMigrating Windows to SSD, theory... Forum SolvedmSATA SSD vs SSHD vs 7200RPM drive Forum SolvedHow important is Ghz/i5/i7 etc if you have an SSD ? Forum SolvedSSD and HDD Forum SolvedSSD or Monitor? Forum SolvedHow to properly install SSD Forum SolvedSwitch Boot drive from HDD to SSD without losing files Forum SolvedWindows 7 Ingenuine >_< SSD Help Forum SolvedIs a sshd compatible with a ssd Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !