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SATA II or SATA 3 For Me?
Oct 22, 2012, 3:00 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.
Oct 22, 2012
Oct 22, 2012
Oct 22, 2012, 3:11 AM
You might as well get a Sata 3, because when you get a new mobo, it will be better for the future
Oct 22, 2012, 4:30 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.
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Oct 22, 2012, 9:10 PM
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