I didn't expect so many replies, but I did expect the replies to have at least something to do with my question. Looks like I was twice wrong. For those who need to be told thrice to understand something I repeat that the question is NOT about the way to connect an SSD to a motherboad that has no SATA connectors, but about choosing the most suitable SSD for that.
Your memory serves you compelety incorrectly. PATA bandwidth limit is 133 MB/s, it's equal to the limit of PCI bandwidth in most implementations. Posts like this (someone presenting his random thought on a subject he has no knowledge of as a fact) is exactly what makes researching on the Internet so difficult.
Do you know a reason why it would not? Since you didn't specify it, I assume you don't. Then why waste the time on typing the sentence?
You have my undying gratitude for your permission.
What makes you think I will not have anything better to put into this board than a SATA controller?
Thanks for posting on topic, which is more than I can say about the rest who replied. Do you know a website where I can can look at the specs of those drives to choose the most suitable? Finding a datasheet for each Samsung and Intel model on their websites seems somewhat daunting.
BTW, what do you think about that OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD in the kit? The link contains its specs and they elaborate a lot about its supposed reliability. Its size (120 GB) is just about what I was looking for, though I would also consider a smaller drive, no smaller than 64GB, though.
It isn't a waste, since I certainly get a large performance improvement, even if not as large as with native SATA interface. Besides, I can freely use the drive with a SATA board if I choose to later. The adapter costs about 15 - 20 bucks, not something to lose one's sleep about.