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SATA 3GB/s vs SATA 6GB/s

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November 4, 2012 8:42:36 PM

I have a Gigabyte GA-880GM-D2H and it only has Sata 3GB/s. if i got a SSD such as http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... which is a Sata 6gb/s would it be compatible? And would it reduce the read/write speeds?

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November 4, 2012 11:16:50 PM

It will be fine. A SATA-III drive will work in a SATA-II port. It will reduce the read/write speeds but not by too much. Getting an SSD will be worth it even if it can't utilise the speed fully. SSDs don't need defragging which is also a plus if you didn't already know.
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