Sata 3 ssd with controller? Tags: Hard Drives SATA Controller SSD Storage Last response: June 18, 2012 4:31 PM in Storage Share pwg421 June 18, 2012 4:19:50 AM Hello, Currently have sata 2 mb. want to add sata 3 ssd. would it be beneficial to get sata 3 controller as well? More about : sata ssd controller bloc97 June 18, 2012 3:34:05 PM That depends of the quality of your SSD. If you got a SSD just to improve latency (which most of us do), and is a cheaper SSD (Under 300$), there is no real benefit from going from SATA 2 to SATA3. But if you put a lot of money in a really good SSD with outstanding Read/Write performance, there will be observable performance increase by getting SATA3. At last, don't buy a cheap SATA 3 controller, since cheap ones don't really boost performance and can even worsen it. Buy at least a good $60+ controller. Make sure it is PCI-E, not PCI. -Hope it helps! Bloc97 m 0 l Dereck47 a c 544 G Storage June 18, 2012 4:31:20 PM pwg421 said:Hello, Currently have sata 2 mb. want to add sata 3 ssd. would it be beneficial to get sata 3 controller as well? It probably wouldn't be worth it. You would need a PCIe x4 or x8 controller card to get maximum advertised speeds from a SATA 3 SSD. Of course you would also need an available x4 or x8 slot on your motherboard to connect the card to. You would have to spend a minimum of $250. For that kind of money it's probably best to save for a motherboard & cpu upgrade. You can still get a SATA 3 SSD and it will be compatible with your current motherboard. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSATA Controller is SATA 3Gb/s. Any benefit getting an 6Gb/s SSD ? Forum SolvedOkay to mix SATA2 SSD with SATA3 SSD in a RAID 0 on SATA3 controller? Forum SolvedAdd-on SATA-3 Controller/SSD Recommendations Forum SolvedSSD's Sata II and III on a 3Gb/s controller Forum Mushkin SSD on Marvell 9128 SATA 3 controller is going SATA 2 speeds Forum 2 x Vertex 3 SSD on Marvell 9128 controller (SATA III and RAID 0) Forum SATA 3 Marvell controller have issue with SSD? Forum Solved4 x 120gb ssd sata 6Gb/s RAID 0 - Recommended Controller? Forum SolvedCan i replace my Pc sata controller to get my dead ssd to work again? Forum SolvedP5B Premium - which Sata Controller for SSD? Forum SolvedSSD issues with Marvell sata controller Forum Disappearing SSD... SATA controller? Forum ssd controller with sata and usb support? Forum SolvedHow do I tell if a SATA port is SATA 1, 2, or 3 & WHAT'S THE BEST SSD RIGHT NOW? Forum SSD, SATA II Controller, i5 SATA III recognition problem. Suggestion? Forum SolvedSata 2 or 3 SSD? Forum SolvedUpdated sata controller and 3 disk drives disapear? Forum SolvedHelp finding a 1 Port SATA3 PCIe HW Controller Forum SolvedUse SATA3 SSD over 146GB SAS for ESXi Server- Any benefit? Forum SolvedSSD getting really slow speeds in sata 3... 199 mb/s write and 127 read... Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !