Recommended mSATA SSD for Ubuntu

P. Echols p.echo926 at
Mon Dec 14 18:08:26 UTC 2015

On Sat, Dec 12, 2015 at 7:21 AM, Amichai Rotman <amichai at> wrote:

> Hi All,
> I got a new motherboard (Gigabyte GA-B75-D3V_REV1.2) and was plesed to
> find an mSATA connector on it.

Hmmmm, no.  4 SATA2 connectors and 1 SATA3 (I think)

> I'd like to install Ubuntu 14.04 on an mSATA drive and use it as my OS
> drive.
> The motherboard's manual states it supports a 3Gb drive. Can any of you
> recommend me a make and model to buy that will be compatible with Ubuntu?
You mean transfer rate, correct? As in 3Gbit/sec?  The SATA2 ports should
support a drives that can handle up to 3Gbit/sec burst rate, the SATA3 port
should handle 6Gbit/sec

Since 6 Gb/s is the SATA3 standard, make sure that the drive you find
supports that standard.  Then make sure you plug it to the correct
connector to get the SATA3 speed.

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