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 450 V Motherboard a c 124 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 450 V Motherboard a c 124 G Storage January 15, 2013 1:53:32 PM Yes, SATA port is backward compatible. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAsus P9X79 BIOS Version Compatibility with Intel Core i7 4820K - Need Clarification Forum Clarification Needed about SSD and SATA6 MB Please Forum SolvedWhere can I find a SATA version of this? Forum SolvedWhat is my SATA version on my gaming laptop? Forum SolvedSSD doubt and sata version problem Forum SolvedCant figure out sata version on my laptop Forum How can I check the SATA version of my HP laptop's motherboard? Forum The best SSD for my laptop (Don't know it's SATA version)? Forum How to check what version SATA controller your mobo has? Forum SolvedMixing SATA versions Forum SATA Version? Forum SolvedAre SSD drives interchangable between SATA and newer versions (SATA3 now available)? I have older A8N-LA Mobo. Forum SolvedMixing 2.0 and 3.0 versions of USB, SATA, and PCIe Forum Latest Norton Ghost version 2003 capable of ghosting SATA .. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !