Type of SATA connection motherboard supports

Hello,

I was looking to purchase an SSD. I am wanting to know what type of SATA ports my motherboard supports. I have done some searches online. It is an OEM Dell board and I can't seem to find any detailed spec sheets for it. Anyone know where I could look or just happen to know the type whether it has SATA I or SATA II ports (pretty sure it doesn't have sata III).

Motherboard
Manufacturer Dell Inc.
Model 0RY007 (Socket 775)
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model P35/G33/G31
Chipset Revision A2
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model 82801IR (ICH9R)

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  1. Hi there,

    Is this the mobo? There is a SATA on it.

  2. If u get SATA3, it still will work, but it will be limited to SATA1 speed.
  3. Yep, that's my board. How can you tell just by looking at it that it has SATA I? I actually found this:
    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/insp530s/en/OM/PDF/om_en.pdf

    If you skip down to pg178 It says I have SATA 1.0 and SATA 2.0.
    Do the colors black, blue and white mean anything? Or are they just there for convince?
    You also mentioned, "if I get SATA III". That would constitute a new mobo correct?
  4. Check pg.111 and look for 9,12,13,16.
  5. Yep, that's my board. How can you tell just by looking at it that it has SATA I? I actually found this: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/insp530s/en/OM/PDF/om_en.pdf

    If you skip down to pg178 It says I have SATA 1.0 and SATA 2.0.  

    I read it on the website that sells them.
    Do the colors black, blue and white mean anything?  Or are they just there for convince?
    Colors could mean RAID support, and or data only (no optical drive support in that slot)...
    You also mentioned, "if I get SATA III".  That would constitute a new mobo correct?
    No, it will work. It is backwards compatible with SATA1 and SATA2 as well.
  6. Yes, I see 9,12,13,16; however, it makes no distinction between the SATA I and SATA II ports. Does the website you found label the SATA I and SATA II ports?
  7. hormel09 said:
    Yes, I see 9,12,13,16; however, it makes no distinction between the SATA I and SATA II ports. Does the website you found label the SATA I and SATA II ports?

    It labels it as SATA, so it is SATA1.
  8. Do you know why all this information is conflicting? Why would the Chipset support SATA II and the motherboard not? The Chipset is what determines all of the specs, am I right? One part of the users manual, pg 178, says it does support SATA II, but the motherboard layout, pg 109, labels them all as SATA I. So confusing!
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