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Boot to PCIe Sata card?
Feb 25, 2012, 5:26 PM
i am considering purchasing a sata 3 SSD, but my board does not have onboard sata3. Yes I know it would run on sata2, but I would like to utilize sata3. My question is, if I were to use a PCIe sata3 expansion card, could I boot to it?
Type of card in question
Intel Extreme DP55KG
i5 750 quad
any help is appreciated
Mar 2, 2012
Feb 25, 2012
boot pcie sata card
Feb 25, 2012, 6:53 PM
im pretty sure the Z68 platform is the only thing that can utilize SATA III, and i dont think there is any Z68 mobo's for 1st gen i5's
Feb 25, 2012, 7:19 PM
You need to look in your bios as it would HAVE to have an option to boot from the card..
All the best Brett
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Feb 25, 2012, 7:20 PM
not true that only z68 supports sata 6gbs
newer model x58 boards had it and p67 and h61 boards support it
not that it matters because with an add in card its running off the pci-e slot so doesnt matter if the motherboard
doesnt have sata 6gbs ports
to the op--most of these cheap sata 6gbs add in cards got bad reviews
most popular one was asus u3s6 and lots of people had problems with them
so wouldnt recommend them
you wont see a huge increase in everyday use from sata 2 to sata 3 ssd
sata 2 ssd is just so fast anyway
Mar 2, 2012, 11:16 PM
Best answer selected by ntaguitar.
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