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Fitting ssd to gigabyte z77x-d3h

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July 2, 2012 5:14:30 PM

Hi, My new motherbourd has a connection place for SSD. How do you fit the SSD to this socket and how is it retained?
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Norman-E
a c 717 V Motherboard
July 2, 2012 5:42:51 PM

Welcome to Tom's Forum! :) 

If you're referring to the 'mSATA' below the CPU for SSD Caching then you need a specialized SSD. Otherwise just use a regular SSD and configure it through the Intel SRT options; seen here - http://download.intel.com/support/chipsets/sb/intel_sma...

Example - Kingston SSDNow mS100 SMS100S2/64 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
others - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

ref - http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4...
"1 x mSATA connector
* The SATA2 5 connector will become unavailable when the mSATA connector is installed with a solid state drive."


mSATA SSD:
July 3, 2012 1:05:52 PM

Thanks Jaquith, Not quite what I wanted. I have a 2.5 size SSD arriving but the motherboard arrived first and was puzzled by fitting for SSD. Now realize that this is only for memory enhancement. What I need is to install SSD for an install of win7.
In this case..do I connect it toSata2-5 port?
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July 3, 2012 1:23:50 PM

SSD Ports - it's best to use the Intel chipset SATA ports and specifically SATA3_0 or SATA3_1 ports which are the 'White' SATA ports closet to the CPU.

Chipset:
2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3 0/SATA3 1) supporting up to 2 SATA 6Gb/s devices
4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATA2 2~SATA2 5) supporting up to 4 SATA 3Gb/s devices
1 x mSATA connector
July 5, 2012 6:22:51 PM

Thanks Jaquith, a mine of information!. New SSD arriving friday hopefully, then can make a start.
Regards.. Norman-E
a c 717 V Motherboard
July 5, 2012 6:57:30 PM

Good Luck! :sol: 
!