Hey guys I just went out and brought a SSD: Intel 520 Series 120GB and a HDD:WD Black 1TB but a friend of mine said to me that I coundn't hook them up in SATA3 because there is a fault in the Gigabyte X58A-UD5, Is this true and what can i do about it ?
PU: Intel Core i7 930
MOBO: Gigabyte X58A-UD5
RAM: Patriot Gaming Kit 6GB 1600MHz DDR3
GFX: Sapphire 2GB 7870 OC PCI-E VGA Card
SSD: Intel 520 Series 120GB
HDD: WD Black 1TB
Seagate Barracuda 500GB
PSU: Thermaltake Evo Blue 650W APFC Gaming
CASE: Coolermaster HAF922
CD DRIVE: Pioneer SATA 24x DVDRW
COOLER: Nactua-V1 2P-SE2
Well, your friend is incorrect. There isn't any reason you won't be able to install the drives on your current Motherboard. Your board (and mine) doesn't support SATA 3. It does, however, support SATA 2. Essentially, you just won't see the full performance potential of the Intel 520 120GB drive. They'll still function normally.
The standards are SATA 2: 3.0Gbps and SATA 3: 6.0 Gbps. Only the SSD will be able to take advantage of the differences in bandwidth.