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Norsky48
09-20-2011, 05:25 PM
Does anybody know which interface the G74 uses for hdds? I am contemplating installing an SSD for the boot drive and would like to know if its worth the extra $ to go for a SATA III (6gbs) ? Thanks for your help!!

grungeboy2
09-20-2011, 06:20 PM
a little unsure. the g51 uses sata 2, but not 3.

deal
09-20-2011, 08:05 PM
Think yes because all second generation intel support it. And for example on gentechpc.com (http://www.gentechpc.com/config.asp?config_id=G74SX-3DE) you can customize g74 with sata 3 hdd.

xeromist
09-20-2011, 10:53 PM
Think yes because all second generation intel support it. And for example on gentechpc.com (http://www.gentechpc.com/config.asp?config_id=G74SX-3DE) you can customize g74 with sata 3 hdd.

I wouldn't take their configuration page as confirmation. Yes it's compatible but that doesn't mean it will operate at III speeds.

Norsky48
09-21-2011, 03:37 AM
I wouldn't take their configuration page as confirmation. Yes it's compatible but that doesn't mean it will operate at III speeds.



Thanks everyone. I tend to agree with xer0. Compatible yes, but...

deal
09-21-2011, 03:59 PM
I wouldn't take their configuration page as confirmation. Yes it's compatible but that doesn't mean it will operate at III speeds.
I asked gentech and here's an answer:

http://i53.tinypic.com/2vl4qvc.png

Well...Anyway, ssd is faster, no doubt.

xeromist
09-21-2011, 05:34 PM
I asked gentech and here's an answer:

http://i53.tinypic.com/2vl4qvc.png

Well...Anyway, ssd is faster, no doubt.

Cool, thanks for checking up on it.