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A good card/ssd combo to obtain 6Gbs

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July 15, 2011 7:36:54 AM

I have a ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 OC motherboard and I want to add a 6 GB 128 Gb SSD to run MSFSX which now is at 76 Gb and growing. It will not be used as a boot drive.

What I am looking for is a recommendation on what add on card I should use to control the SSD. I have an extra PCIx16 slot that I can use.
a b G Storage
July 15, 2011 7:39:37 AM

Have you looked into a PCI-e interface SSD card? Check out the OCZ Revodrives
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July 15, 2011 10:45:02 AM

+1 tokencode

RAID cards with SATA interfaces aren't at the stage of saturating 6Gbps. Whereas PCI-e SSD cards absolutely trump. This SSD ranking page lists a bunch of both SSD drives and PCI-e drives. That should give you an idea of the performance difference between the two.
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July 15, 2011 10:02:26 PM

Look at your mobo carefully.

I have the Asus P6T, and the PCI-e "mini" slot is under the first PCI-e x16 slot with my graphics card. So, it's unusable. Most PCI-e cards plug into this slot.

Have you thought of setting up a RAID 0 array with 2 SATA II 3.0Gbps SSD drives?
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July 16, 2011 5:16:27 PM

The PCI card is what I want but OCZ said that it will not work with my MBO.
Thanks for the help but it looks like it's back to Plan 1.
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July 18, 2011 3:51:11 AM

A few SSDs in RAID 0 will give you close to what you're looking for. With a high speed SSD solution the new motherboard might be the cheapest component......
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July 28, 2011 6:21:47 AM

Best answer selected by dalee79854.
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