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SSD upgrade for my ASUS P6T Deluxe V2

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October 12, 2011 1:32:30 AM

Hi to anyone reading this and thanks for any help in advance. My current hd is a Velociraptor 150gb on a ASUS P6T Deluxe V2, So i was wondering if it is worth upgrading to a SSD on my SATA 2.0 mobo? if yes then what SSD would you recommend? 128gb or 256gb is the size id consider depeding on the price.
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October 12, 2011 2:05:41 AM

Yes, it would be worth upgrading.

You have two options. First, you can install a SATA 2.0 3Gb/s ssd. Second, you can install a SATA 3.0 6Gb/s. The SATA 3.0 6Gb/s ssd's are backward compatible with motherboards that only support SATA 2.0. However, there will be a performance hit. SATA 3.0 drives will be limited to SATA 2.0 performance levels. For the typical user the difference usually is not noticeable.

For a SATA 2.0 3Gb/s ssd I recommend the Samsung 470 series. The 470's are problem free.

For a SATA 3.0 6Gb/s ssd I recommend the Crucial M4 series. The M4's are popular and relatively trouble free.

At the moment I do not recommend ssd's with SadForce based controllers. The SadForce based ssd's have ecperienced more than their fair share of problems. OCZ has been particularly hard hit. Recently during a 6 month period OCZ had to issue 5 firmware updates to resolve problems.
October 21, 2011 5:44:55 AM

JohnnyLucky said:
Yes, it would be worth upgrading.

You have two options. First, you can install a SATA 2.0 3Gb/s ssd. Second, you can install a SATA 3.0 6Gb/s. The SATA 3.0 6Gb/s ssd's are backward compatible with motherboards that only support SATA 2.0. However, there will be a performance hit. SATA 3.0 drives will be limited to SATA 2.0 performance levels. For the typical user the difference usually is not noticeable.

For a SATA 2.0 3Gb/s ssd I recommend the Samsung 470 series. The 470's are problem free.

For a SATA 3.0 6Gb/s ssd I recommend the Crucial M4 series. The M4's are popular and relatively trouble free.

At the moment I do not recommend ssd's with SadForce based controllers. The SadForce based ssd's have ecperienced more than their fair share of problems. OCZ has been particularly hard hit. Recently during a 6 month period OCZ had to issue 5 firmware updates to resolve problems.


Thanks for the info and your opinion's too. I will be getting one of the above, I already had my eye on the samsung 470 Series 128gb then i noticed the Crucial M4 128gb is cheaper.
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