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 523 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 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 SolvedAsus Maximus VII Ranger mobo compatible with CT120M500SSD4 (Crucial M500 120GB M.2 Internal SSD)? Forum SolvedTransferring old HDD and SSD into new PC with new Mobo Forum SolvedSSD MoBo Compatibility Forum SolvedWhat to do with an SSD if upgrading mobo and cpu? Forum Solvedwill this heat sink work with this mobo and cpu? Forum SolvedMaximus VI mobo - which SATA ports to connect SSD/HDD to? Forum SolvedComputer part compatibility? Will these Cpu/mobo work with eachother? Forum SolvedI want to upgrade the SSD in my Chromebook and I know the 128 GB SSD option works, but would the 256 GB work as well? Forum SolvedNew PC and new laptop ssd: Will it work? Forum SolvedWill this mobo work with my cpu and ram? Forum SolvedWill this 770 work with this mobo? Forum Solvedcan the nvidia gtx 660 work on my mobo? Forum SolvedNew mobo new OS and ssd (Steam Games?) Forum Solvedcan mSATA SSD and regular SSD work togeaher?? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !