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Sata II adapter with a SATA III SSD?

Last response: in Storage
July 2, 2012 10:38:15 PM


Will a Sata II adapter work at SATA III speeds with a SATA III SSD?
I have an Intel 520 180G SATA III SSD that I am looking to use with a SATA II Icy Dock Adapter.
Will it cause a performance degrade to SATA II?

Thanks all
a c 523 G Storage
July 2, 2012 11:03:31 PM

No, your SATA III drive will work at SATA II speeds.

If you've never had a SSD before then you won't notice the difference anyway so don't worry about the performance degrade. :) 
July 3, 2012 3:02:26 AM

Everything always works at the slowest speed in the chain. In this instance, since you'll be connecting a SATA III SSD to a SATA II adapter, you'll be working at the SATA II transfer rates. You won't be getting all of the advantages a SATA III SSD has to offer, but it'll still be better than a mechanical drive.