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Can 6gb/s ssds be used on a 3gb/s motherboard

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December 5, 2012 3:26:38 PM

Hello,
i was wondering if OCZ Vertex 6Gb/s SSD's can be used on a 790FX MSI mobo
i need to replace one bad drive in a raid 0 array and thought 2 new vertex 6Gb/s in raid 0 would do the trick
December 5, 2012 4:39:58 PM

Most if not all SSD's are backwards compatible. I'm using an OCZ SATA III SSD on my SATA II motherboard and it works fine.
December 5, 2012 4:56:27 PM

Yeah, it's sad to only get half of the SSD's potential. You can get a SATA III controller PCI-e add on card for about $30. It'll still be capped at around 5Gb/S, but if you want a bit more juice out of your SSD....
December 5, 2012 5:06:13 PM

jjhuang42 said:
Yeah, it's sad to only get half of the SSD's potential. You can get a SATA III controller PCI-e add on card for about $30. It'll still be capped at around 5Gb/S, but if you want a bit more juice out of your SSD....


have you used one of these yourself or know people who have? Sorry for hijacking a thread, but I am curious about them. I read newegg reviews saying they are often incompatible and most say they will not function for boot drives. If I heard a few positive reviews I would buy one of these myself.
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