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SSD Support on Asus Ramapge II Extreme

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May 26, 2012 8:05:46 AM

Hi Guys

I have a asus rampage II extreme and well it only supports SATA 3GBS...my question:

1. Will Intel SSD 520 work on this board, (and is it worth it , since it wont run at its full potential)
2. Can i get a PCI card to run the SSD at full speed?

Current HDD setup is 2 x 500GB 7200RPM Seagate (Software Raid)

thank you! I dont want to bye a new mb and cpu jst to accomadate the intel ssd :pfff: 
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a c 525 G Storage
May 26, 2012 5:45:20 PM

milianoart said:
1. Will Intel SSD 520 work on this board, (and is it worth it , since it wont run at its full potential)


Yes, the SSD will work. You will not get the advertised speeds from the drive but real-world performance will be much better than your current HDD setup.

2. Can i get a PCI card to run the SSD at full speed? said:
2. Can i get a PCI card to run the SSD at full speed?


Yes, you can, but you would have to spend more than if you had just bought a new motherboard and cpu.
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May 29, 2012 6:32:05 AM

Hi Dereck47

thank you for you detailed reply. I have currently 2 x 500GB SATA 7200RPM Seagate drives...will it still be significantly slower than SSD on SATA2.

Thankyou!
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a c 525 G Storage
May 29, 2012 7:02:58 AM

The Intel 520 will be faster than your 2 Seagate drives, even on the SATA 2 port.
May 31, 2012 5:39:29 AM

Thank you Dereck47 and GPR_16 for all your advice, i have purchased the SSD and look forward to its extra added bonus power :-)
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