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mSata SSD or a regular SSD?

Hello!

Quick question.

Should I use a mini Sata SSD for my Windows install or a regular SSD? Which would be faster for my gaming build? My Motherboard is a Asus Maximus Vi Gene.

Here are my choices.

mSata SSD
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=179_1229_1089&item_id=050650

Regular SSD
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=179_1229_1088&item_id=062498

Any suggestions for a secondary drive for game installs?

Thanks for the help.
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    Idlebutdeadly1 said:
    Hello!

    Quick question.

    Should I use a mini Sata SSD for my Windows install or a regular SSD? Which would be faster for my gaming build? My Motherboard is a Asus Maximus Vi Gene.

    Here are my choices.

    mSata SSD
    http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=179_1229_1089&item_id=050650

    Regular SSD
    http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=179_1229_1088&item_id=062498

    Any suggestions for a secondary drive for game installs?

    Thanks for the help.



    Well, mSata was build with intention to be put into laptop, where you have a little space, to put windows (only installation), and some files (it would be done by program) to increase boot speed. Some times on msata was put just files that user uses a lot, for quicker access. Now when you have msata large as 128, 256 [GB]... there is question use it or not. SSD have higher speed than msata disk.
    So, if I were you I would go for SSD. You can install games on SSD, but it would not bring you that much improvement. For data storage, go for 500GB or 1TB classical HDD. Size depends on how much data you will store.
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