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Scared of SSD

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April 22, 2011 9:40:33 PM

Hey all,

Im looking into possibly getting a SSD for my computer. The PCIE ones really intrigue me with how fast they can read/write. The only thing is i have been reading that there have been problems with OCZ PCIE SSD's compatibility with ASUS mobo's which I have.

Newegg.com - ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

Some say they got it to work with some effort but what kind of effort is involved here? What would I have to do or have trouble with? Would these PCIE SSD's be worth the hassle or is it just easier to get a SATA II one ( dont have SATA III )

-Thanks for any input

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a c 415 G Storage
April 23, 2011 12:43:54 AM

Any SSD is a helluva lot faster than a hard drive - I think you'll be more than happy with a SATA SSD and it's a lot less likely to have compatibility glitches.
April 23, 2011 1:00:33 AM

+1 I've got a 128GB Samsung SSD in my laptop and it's brutally fast. I can't ever see going back to traditional HDD for a boot drive ever again. Seriously with 128GB SSD's being $200 now it's well worth the extra for the sheer utter speed. First time I saw my laptop boot into Windows 7 Ultimate I was :o  at it. literally 15 seconds from cold start to useable desktop with all gadgets loaded and nothing still initializing. The only thing I've found in the traditional HDD world that even comes close and even then is still a distant second would be a RAID0 of 10K Velicoraptor drives. If it's just a boot drive you could look at a 64GB Corsair Nova series drive. Here in Canada they are $100 now
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April 23, 2011 1:58:40 AM

but since my mother board only supports sata II i dont think id be getting the bang for my buck you know?
a c 415 G Storage
April 23, 2011 2:55:24 PM

The reason that SSDs make your system so much more responsive is that they have access times that are around 100 times faster than a hard drive. It's those fast access times that make the most difference, and they're not affected by SATA II vs. SATA III vs. PCIe.
April 23, 2011 4:47:33 PM

but arent the sata III and pcie faster? i just wanna make sure if im gonna spend 200$ im getting what i payfor equivalent to if i had a sata III
a c 415 G Storage
April 23, 2011 9:21:51 PM

SATA III and PCIe will potentially have faster transfer rates (if the SSD itself is capable of them). But that won't affect access times, and the biggest reason that an SSD speeds up boot and application load times is the short access times.
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