Solved Boot to PCIe Sata card? Tags: SATA Boot Components Last response: March 2, 2012 11:16 PM in Components Share ntaguitar February 25, 2012 5:26:13 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 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... Setup win7 64bit Intel Extreme DP55KG i5 750 quad any help is appreciated More about : boot pcie sata card nna2 February 25, 2012 6:53:27 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 m 0 l Brett928S2 February 25, 2012 7:19:42 PM Hi You need to look in your bios as it would HAVE to have an option to boot from the card.. All the best Brett m 0 l Related resources Help needed with SATA III pci-e card and SSD boot drive - Forum Sata 6 Gb/s PCIe card Upgrade & OS Won't Boot - Forum Phoenix Award Bios boot pci-e sata card - Forum Booting from a sata3 pci-e card? - Forum Looking for a SATA PCI-e Card - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution mcnumpty23 February 25, 2012 7:20:40 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 Share ntaguitar March 2, 2012 11:16:45 PM Best answer selected by ntaguitar. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAre there any speed advandage to connecting a ssd via a card in PCIe 2 x1 port as opposed to a regular connection via SATA por Forum SolvedPCIe RAID card with 6 or more sata3 slots Forum SolvedSATA appears busted, IDE works; will PCIe SATA card work? Forum Sata 6 Gb/s PCIe Card on X58 Mother Board Forum SolvedPCIe SATA (intel) card for new raid 5 Forum Problems with a SATA 3 PCIe card Forum SolvedWhich is faster? SSD on SATA3 or through the PCIe lanes on a card? Forum PCI-E USB 3.0 and SATA III Card worth it? Forum SolvedASM1061 pci sata 3 card =no boot Forum SolvedSATA II drives - connect to PCI-E x1 card or mobo? Forum SolvedSATA Controller card (PCI vs PCIe) Forum SolvedPC won't boot with graphics card in the top PCI-E slot, but will in the bottom slot. Broken motherboard? Forum SolvedDoes TECOM PCI-E TO 2 SATA IDE 2 SATA CARD support win7 Forum asus A8V-X 939 dual sata2| Which compatable pci-e *1 sata 3 expansion card to upgrade? Forum PCIe2 SATA iii RAID Card Capacity Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !