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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove 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 | Report abuse 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 | Report abuse 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 | Report abuse ntaguitar March 2, 2012 11:16:45 PM Best answer selected by ntaguitar. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Components>Boot to PCIe Sata card?> Related ressources: ForumSata 6 Gb/s PCIe card Upgrade & OS Won't Boot ForumPhoenix Award Bios boot pci-e sata card ForumBooting from a sata 3 pci-e card ? ForumPCIe x8 or x4 Sata III controller card ForumConfiguring DVD drives on SATA host PCIE card ForumAdd-in PCI-e SATA card causing problems ForumLooking to buy a SSD and PCI-E SATA -III expansion card ForumBoot from mini PCIe SATA SSD in laptop ForumExtra PCIe card for SATA 3, good or bad? ForumNeed a good SATA 6GBps PCIe card ForumShould I buy an SATA III PCI-e x4 card ? ForumWhich is faster? SSD on SATA 3 or through the PCIe lanes on a card ? ForumWill a cheap PCI-E card deliver SATA III performance? ForumFS or Trade: X8 PCIE 16 Port SATA 2 Hardware Raid Card ForumIs this compatible? ForumHelp choosing processor and graphics card? Forum[Solved] 500 watts not enough for single graphics card? ForumAMD FX4100 DOES IT REQUIRE A GRAPHICS CARD ForumAntec new hdd will not boot off vista cd ForumSlow boot and slow everything overall ssd More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !