SSD to work with my MOBO Tags: Hard Drives SSD SATA Storage Product Last response: April 3, 2012 6:11 PM in Storage Share TylerSherwood April 3, 2012 5:54:01 PM Im not sure what kind of SSD i need for this mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... it says SATA 3, but can I use a SATA 2 SSD. also if you have any suggestions for a SSD please include. -only really want a 30GB for Operating System. More about : ssd work mobo Dereck47 a c 536 G Storage April 3, 2012 6:10:19 PM Yes, you can use a SATA 2 SSD with that motherboard but I would recommend a SATA3 SSD. Good quality SATA 3 SSDs can be found that are relatively inexpensive. The minimum size SSD you should buy if you're going to use it for your Operating System is 60GB. If you are going to purchase a 30GB SSD then install your O/S on a HDD and use the SSD as a cache drive. m 0 l foscooter a c 99 G Storage April 3, 2012 6:11:21 PM Yes, the motherboard or SSD will scale down to meet the needs. SATA II are going to be hard to find, and no cheaper than SATA III. 30GB is going to be hard to find, start with 60-64GB. My recommendations, without a budget are: Intel 520 60GB, OCZ Vertex 3 60GB, Samsung 830 64GB, Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 60GB. Follow Dereck47 advice, and use the SSD cache option of the Z68 chipset. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedwill my sata III SSD work with my sata600 mobo Forum SolvedWill my Crucial M500 SSD 6.0Gbps work with mobo that only supports SATA 2? Forum SolvedWill the Plextor PCI-e SSD work in the new Z97 mobo without the adapter? Forum SolvedWill a SATA SSD work with my mobo? Forum SolvedWill Samsung 840 Series 120 GB SSD work with Intel D945GCCR MOBO ? Forum Would this SSD work with my MOBO Forum Will this SSD work with this MOBO? Forum SolvedNew SSD for Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 MOBO Forum SolvedAsus Maximus VII Ranger mobo compatible with CT120M500SSD4 (Crucial M500 120GB M.2 Internal SSD)? Forum SolvedWill the msi P67A-GD65 mobo work with Intel Core i7-4790K? Forum SolvedWill any 1333 ram work for my mobo? Forum SolvedWill this cpu work with my mobo? Forum SolvedTransferring old HDD and SSD into new PC with new Mobo Forum SolvedWill this ram work with my mobo and CPU? Forum SolvedWould Silverstone Strider ST1000G work with ASUS Z87-K mobo Forum SolvedTrying to do a test boot on my pc it wouldnt work thought it was the mobo got it swapped and it wasnt that Forum SolvedWill a GTX780 work on my mobo?? Forum SolvedSSD MoBo Compatibility Forum SolvedWould this work with my MOBO? Forum SolvedWhat to do with an SSD if upgrading mobo and cpu? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !