SSD & Sata 3

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#1

These are the specs on my motherboard. What do I need to install an SSD? Will it handle a Sata 3 card or do I even need one?

ASUS    P6T Deluxe V2

CPU Socket Type
LGA 1366

Core i7 (LGA1366)

QPI 6.4GT/S

North Bridge
Intel X58

South Bridge
Intel ICH10R

Number of Memory Slots
6×240pin

Memory Standard
DDR3 2000(O.C)/1866(O.C)/1800(O.C)/1600(O.C)/1333

Maximum Memory Supported
24GB

Channel Supported
Triple Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 2.0 x16
3 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (at x16/x16/x1 or x16/x8/x8 mode)

PCI Express x1
1

PCI Slots
2

Storage Devices

PATA
1 x ATA100 2 Dev. Max

SATA 3Gb/s
6

SATA RAID
0/1/5/10

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
None

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
ADI AD2000B

Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Marvell 88E8056

Second LAN Chipset
Marvell 88E8056

Max LAN Speed
Dual 10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
1

USB 1.1/2.0
8 x USB 2.0

IEEE 1394
1 x IEEE 1394a

eSATA
1 x eSATA 3Gb/s

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
3 x USB connectors support additional 6 USB ports

Onboard 1394
1 x 1394a

Physical Spec
Form Factor
ATX

Dimensions
12.0" x 9.6"

Power Pin
24 Pin


#2

[QUOTE=ricoman;2661383] What do I need to install an SSD? Will it handle a Sata 3 card or do I even need one?[/QUOTE]

You don’t need anything special,maybe just a mounting bracket.
Sata 3 is backwards compatible,so you don’t have to search for an "older type"of SSD…
If you’re planning a fresh install of windows.set the bios sata settings to achi instead of ide…


#3

I wouldn’t add a SATA3 card unless you can afford something like one of the LSI SATA3 RAID cards. The cheaper cards are slower overall than the native Intel SATA2 ports you already have on your motherboard.

Unless you have a large SSD with room on it for something like video editing, then the speed difference from native Intel SATA3 (Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge) to ICH10 on X58 is not really noticeable for a system drive.


#4

Thanks all.