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#1 tyler4402

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 10:33 AM

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Hi all, As my hdd is on its way out I am going to replace it with a SSD and they all seem to be SATA-3 so my question is will my Gigabyte H55M-D2H rev 1.4 motherboard run a SATA-3 ssd-hard drive, or if the motherboard will only run SATA-2 will the read- write speed of the ssd be slower than that advertised?

Regards Robert. 



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Posted 13 December 2014 - 11:25 AM

Yes, the drive will run at a slower speed than advertised.

Drives are backwards compatible, but a system can only run as fast as its weakest component.



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Posted 13 December 2014 - 12:10 PM

Many thanks for your quick reply, you have confirmed my thinking about the HHD speed, however before I buy a SSD I would still like to know if my motherboard can run SATA-3 if anyone can enlighten me on that   :)  Regards Robert.  



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Posted 14 December 2014 - 03:20 PM

Certainly, there is no special requirement for an SSD that I've run into...I don't consider SATA support special.  SATA drives are always backward compatible, as someone previously stated.

 

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 09:13 AM

Many thanks Louis, I think that I will go ahead and buy a new solid state hard drive  :thumbup2:



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Posted 15 December 2014 - 09:36 AM

Many thanks for your quick reply, you have confirmed my thinking about the HHD speed, however before I buy a SSD I would still like to know if my motherboard can run SATA-3 if anyone can enlighten me on that   :)  Regards Robert.  

 

According to the specs of your MB, all your Sata ports are Sata-2 so the SSD will fall back to the lower speed.

 

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  1. 6 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors supporting up to 6 SATA 3Gb/s devices


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Posted 15 December 2014 - 11:51 AM

Thanks for that John

That's what I wanted to know, and although the ports are sata2 I am sure that the data transfer will be better than what I have now, again thanks for you quick response, best regards Robert.






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