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 523 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 SSD, SATA II Controller, i5 SATA III recognition problem. Suggestion? Forum SolvedSwapping my HDD (sata3) with my optical drive(sata2) to open up room for SSD Forum SolvedUpdated sata controller and 3 disk drives disapear? Forum SolvedSSD Sata3 6GB/s and Cable/Motherboard Compatibility Forum SolvedUSB-to-SATA3 cable compatible with Samsung 840EVO SSD Forum SolvedHelp finding a 1 Port SATA3 PCIe HW Controller Forum SolvedMarvel SATA3 controller missing! Forum SolvedIf I use a SATA 3 SSD , and a SATA 2 HDD is there any problem? Forum SolvedOCZ Agility 3 or SATA Controller Issue? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !