How can I determine whether a given SSD and motherboard are compatible?

For example, I have an OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTX50G 2.5" 50GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive and a GIGABYTE GA-H67A-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel motherboard.

  • You can treat an SSD like a normal HDD for purposes of 'Will it be recognized'. So basically SATA is SATA 99% of the time. – Shinrai Mar 11 '11 at 20:07
  • okay thanks! I'm going to use a 2TB HD for multimedia and the SSD for applications. (if it all works together) – b.carroll Mar 11 '11 at 20:13
  • I hope you're using the SSD for your operating system too. ;) – Shinrai Mar 11 '11 at 20:17
  • definitely! its a 50GB ssd and from what i'm told windows 7 is around 20GB. so it should work. other than the operating system, i really only use fl studio 9, guitar pro 6 and AOE 3. – b.carroll Mar 11 '11 at 20:22

Yes, SATA1/2/3 are backwards/forwards compatible with each other (with some exceptions, see here).

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