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M.2SSD vs normal SSD

I was looking at this SSD
http://www.microcenter.com/product/428577/840_EVO_MZ-MTE120BW_120GB_mSATA_30Gb-s_Internal_Solid_State_Drive

But it says it has a 3.0Gb/s, so would this be slower than another SSD like this?

http://www.microcenter.com/product/418132/840_EVO_Series_MZ-7TE120KW_120GB_SATA_60Gb-s_25_Internal_Solid_State_Drive_(SSD)_Desktop_Kit

They are both basically same price, so which would be better?
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    THe mSATA 3.0Gb/s (SATA2) device will have less bandwidth versus the 2.5" SATA device at 6.0Gb/s (SATA3) but "ONLY" if your mainboard supports SATA 6Gb/s (SATA3)

    If your mainboard only supports SATA 3Gb/s (SATA2) then there will probably be little to no difference in performance, as they are both rated for the same Read/Write speeds and IOPS
  2. That's an incorrect listing. Both devices are sata 3 (6gb/s). But that's msata not m.2.
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  4. k1114 said:
    That's an incorrect listing. Both devices are sata 3 (6gb/s). But that's msata not m.2.


    Good catch, i should have realized being they are same model, just different interface they would be same SATA generation.
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