Solved SSD compatibility with my motherboard. Tags: SSD Motherboards SATA Storage Product Last response: June 16, 2012 10:17 PM in Storage Share apinkpwny 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! More about : ssd compatibility motherboard Best solution Dereck47 a b V Motherboard a c 545 G Storage 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. Share apinkpwny 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! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer apinkpwny June 16, 2012 10:17:52 PM Best answer selected by apinkpwny. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSSD Sata3 6GB/s and Cable/Motherboard Compatibility Forum SolvedCompatibility question: SSD work with Motherboard? Forum MSI X58M motherboard and SSD compatibility? Forum SolvedSSD compatible with Motherboard Forum SSD Motherboard Compatibility Forum Compatibility betweent SSD and motherboard Forum Help with Motherboard SSD Compatibility Forum SolvedIs my Asus a7n8x deluxe motherboard SSD compatible ? Forum SolvedIs My SSD Compatible with this Motherboard? Forum SolvedLooking for a SSD compatible with my Motherboard Forum SolvedIs my ssd compatible with this motherboard? Forum Solvedis my ssd compatible with my motherboard Forum What SSD is compatible to asus H81M-E motherboard Forum Best SSD hard drive compatible with ASUS Z97-K motherboard Forum Best SSD hard drive compatible with ASUS Z97-K motherboard Forum SolvedIs this motherboard compatible with this ssd? Forum SSD with RS780 AMD motherboard: TRIM compatible? Forum Motherboard Compatability With SSD Forum SSD compatible with my motherboard? Forum Is ssd compatable with msi K9N6GM, series MS-7309v1.x motherboard Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !