Booting (Window7 64bt) off an SSD (cruicial's SATAIII model) though the mobo is only SATAII. It's time to replace my secondary drive with a new 1T+ spindle model and expect that to be SATAIII as well - so it looks like I'll end up with 2 drives that are both SATAIII even though my mb offers only SATAII connectors. A quick browse shows that SATAIII interface cards are not too expensive raising 2 questions:
Keeping in mind that I expect to be able to boot off a drive on this controller, is a SATA controller on a card fully equivalent to a native controller? (performance/ compatability-wise)
Do I need to look deeper into potential comparability issues re: the controllers/hw of the drives themselves in the sense that 2 different form factors (ssd vs spindle) and manufacturers?