Clarification of SATA version Tags: SSD SATA Motherboards Storage Last response: January 15, 2013 1:53 PM in Storage Share paddybliss January 13, 2013 12:19:41 PM I'm thinking of upgrading to an SSD, but i'm having trouble acertaining whether I have SATA I, II or III, which will obviously have a bearing on the maximum transfer rate I will get out of the drive. It s Dell motherboard: 054KM3 And I understand that the SATAQ Ports are: Revision 1.1 specifications of the extensions to SATA 1.0a. I think this is SATA II 3.0Gbits/s Could somebody confirm please? More about : clarification sata version cin19 a c 190 V Motherboard a c 87 G Storage January 14, 2013 3:46:22 PM It is the SATAII 3.0Gbits/s, here is the link from Dell (Technical Specifications) http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/SYSTEMS/vos430/en... paddybliss January 14, 2013 7:36:44 PM Thanks! Just to be sure, when it says: SATA: 1.5 Gb/s and 3.0 Gb/s It means the each port can handle both speeds, not that there's one of each? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer cin19 a c 190 V Motherboard a c 87 G Storage January 15, 2013 1:53:32 PM Yes, SATA port is backward compatible. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNeed Some Clarification on USB 3.0... ForumClarification Needed about SSD and SATA 6 MB Please ForumEsata/usb port - clarification , is it same as esatap? ForumMemory speed:CPU FSB - need clarification Forumclarification on Raid5 and drives to be used ForumSATA 4, 12 Gb/s (SATAe 16 Gb/s) for SSD's? ForumSSD at sata 3gb/s ForumNeed advice and or clarification ForumNeed Advise and Solution / Clarification ForumCan I power down a Sata drive manually? ForumOem cd clarification requested ForumMicrosoft Office 2003 EULA clarification ForumNeed clarification and advice about upgrade XP 32-bit to Win 7 64-bit ForumA7N8X Clarification ForumClarification on setting up ssd ForumThe best SSD for my laptop (Don't know it's SATA version )? ForumIntel MB vs AMD MB - Sata 3 ports ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumSSD not reconized on sata 3 but works on sata 2 ForumI have HP running XP with SATA hard drive. would like to add IDE for extra stora More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !