Solved SATA II or SATA 3 For Me? Tags: SSD SATA Storage Last response: October 22, 2012 9:10 PM in Storage Share Bulldog17 October 22, 2012 3:00:39 AM I'm shopping for my first SSD. My computer has a SATA II motherboard. Am I being foolish to look at SATA III SSDs? Should I instead be looking only at SATA II SSDs? I know I won't benefit from SATA III's additional speed...what I'm thinkng is that if I go with SATA II I may have to settle for older, less reliable technology. Thanks for your advice. More about : sata sata lchrisk October 22, 2012 3:11:48 AM You might as well get a Sata 3, because when you get a new mobo, it will be better for the future m 0 l Best solution mad-max79 a b G Storage October 22, 2012 4:30:07 PM SATA 3 is compatible with SATA 2, so please buy a SATA3 SSD, also all drives which where released in the last 12 month have SATA3. The newer drives are also faster on SATA 2. Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Bulldog17 October 22, 2012 9:10:22 PM Best answer selected by Bulldog17. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSata II (3.0Gbps) and Sata III (6.0Gbps) performance difference when using HDD? Forum SolvedKingston HyperX 3K Worth it for SATA II connection? Forum SolvedWD Caviar Blue 1TB 64MB Cache SATA III (6 Gb/s) on SATA II (3 Gb/s) Forum SolvedUSB3 external or SATA II internal on an older system? Forum SolvedSATA Rev III (6.0 Gb/s) Drive on SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) port Forum Best SSD for SATA II (3Gb/s) Forum SolvedIs USB 3 equal to SATA-II or eSATA? Forum Solved[Newbie] GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R -- SSD SATA III vs SATA II Forum SolvedSSD's Sata II and III on a 3Gb/s controller Forum SolvedPatriot wildfire 120GB on sata II (3Gb/s) Forum SolvedCan a Raid 0 card make a Sata II MOBO Sata 3 speeds? Forum Problem with so called sata,sata II please read and help me! Forum Samsung SpinPoint F3 switch from SATA II to SATA I by SSpeed.zip software Forum SolvedSATA II SATA 3G Forum SolvedGA EP45 UD3P Sata II HDD problem =( Forum SATA Rev III (6.0 Gb/s) HDD problems on SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) port Forum Motherboard ASUS® H81M-E: Micro-ATX, LG1150, USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs for gaming? Forum Would SATA II 3Gb/s bottleneck a SATA III 6Gb/s SSD??? Forum Corsair Force 3 On SATA II ? Forum Agility 3 in SATA II Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !