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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:49 pm 
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Newegg is currently running a great deal on SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD250BW 2.5" 250GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD). I was thinking of getting one for my rig. I have the Gigabyte P55M-UD2 (rev. 1.1) motherboard. Is the SSD compatible with my MB??

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 Post subject: Re: SSD
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:35 pm 
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It will work, as it is backward compatable. that said, it might not work at its rated specs, your motherboard is a sata2 board, the drive is a sata3 drive, but it will work with no problems.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:57 pm 
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Does Gigabyte have a 1156 board that has SATA 3 on it? I can still use my processor i5 750 and be able to use SSD?

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 Post subject: Re: SSD
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:24 pm 
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Nope, there aren't any 1156 socket motherboards that support SATA III since the P55/P67 Northbridge chipsets don't support it. Without doing a full system upgrade the least expensive way to get SATA III speed would be to get a PCIe SATA III card. However getting the system to boot from the drive that's attached to it may potentially be tricky. Again the SSD will work hooked up to the SATA II controller on your motherboard it just won't be able to use its full speed.


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 Post subject: Re: SSD
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:28 pm 
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Also, it's not just the speed that matters, but SSDs make your system snappy.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:19 pm 
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