Hardware requirements for sata3 ssd?

Hi everyone,

I'm building a new system and I'm getting a sata3 ssd along with it. Now I'm wondering whether there any hardware requirements to be able to use this ssd at its full speed (about 500mb/s). I'm planning to get a core i3-3225 (3.3ghz) and 4gb of ddr3 1333 ram. Am I fine with that?

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  1. To get advertised Read/Write speeds from any SATA 3 (6Gb/s) SSD you need a motherboard with native 6Gb/s ports.

    That means if you have an Intel CPU then you need a motherboard with Intel SATA 3 ports.
    If you have an AMD CPU then you need a motherboard with AMD SATA 3 ports.

    A motherboard with 3rd party SATA 3 ports (such as Marvell or ASMedia) you will get SATA 3 speeds but you will not get your SSD's advertised speeds.
  2. Thanks alot!
    The motherboard I'm getting is indeed one with native SATA3 ports.
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