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Can this motherboard, a Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P, support a SATA3 solid state drive?

South Bridge:

  • 6 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATA2_0, SATA2_1, SATA2_2, SATA2_3, SATA2_4, SATA2_5) supporting up to 6 SATA 3Gb/s devices
  • Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10

GIGABYTE SATA2 chip:

  • 1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-133/100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices
  • 2x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (GSATA2_0, GSATA2_1) supporting up to 2 SATA 3Gb/s devices Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1 and JBOD

I only see SATA 2.

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But I see dead people. . . –  surfasb Oct 15 '11 at 21:03

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That mainboard only has SATA 2 controllers, but you can you a SATA3 drive on a SATA2 interface. You just won't get the 6Gb/s. :)

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yeah it seems to be only 3/gbs, hmm that's no fun! –  user27449 Oct 15 '11 at 18:49

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