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SSD's Sata II and III on a 3Gb/s controller

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December 26, 2011 5:46:01 AM

Hello, I was wondering if there is any performance boost with using a Sata III SSD on a 3Gb/s motherboard controller verses using a Sata II SSD on a 3Gb/s motherboard controller. I realize any boost would be small. (Really I'm just trying to talk myself into a SATA III drive).

On a related note, does anyone have suggestions for a 120-128GB SSD for around $1/GB when on sale. I know the Crucial M4, is a good one, but even on sale it is a little out of my price range.

Thank you all for your help.

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December 26, 2011 3:03:10 PM

The controller is going to be the limiting factor but there is no reason not to buy the SATA III SSD since eventually you will upgrade to a motherboard with a SATA III controller! For selecting a specific drive then check out the after Christmas sales just starting.
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December 27, 2011 12:34:22 AM

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