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SSD compatibility with my motherboard.

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June 16, 2012 9:33:00 PM

Hey guys i am unsure as to which SSD i should upgrade to.

The motherboard i am using is the x58-usb3 from gigabyte. I think it only has Sata II.
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

And i have decided to only buy from Intel as they seem to have the most reliable drives. So the real question comes in when choosing between the 320 or 330 series.

the options are:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I am confused as to if my motherboards sata II will work on the sata III 330 series drive.

Sorry if i am not as technical or as smart as most of you, i am still new to building my own pcs. Thanks for reading my post!

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June 16, 2012 9:42:41 PM

Go with the Intel 330, it has better performance.

SATA III drives are backwards compatible so it will work with your motherboard.
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June 16, 2012 9:58:48 PM

Dereck47 said:
Go with the Intel 330, it has better performance.

SATA III drives are backwards compatible so it will work with your motherboard.


Thank you for your thoughts and the handy info about the backwards compatibility of SATA III drives!
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June 16, 2012 10:17:52 PM

Best answer selected by apinkpwny.
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