PCI ssd and sata pci adaptor advice Tags: SATA PCI SSD Storage Last response: August 2, 2012 7:11 PM in Storage Share lucretius August 2, 2012 4:18:25 PM I currently have a 1tb hdd and a mb that doesnt support sata 3 and now im thinking about getting a ssd for boot. Would it be better for me to buy a pci ssd or to buy some kind of pci sata 3 card and buy a sata ssd? System i7- 920 ex-58 extreme gigabyte asus 6950 Samsung 7200rpm 1tb hdd More about : pci ssd sata pci adaptor advice WyomingKnott a c 279 G Storage August 2, 2012 7:11:35 PM Depends on how rich you are. Very rich: get a PCI-Express SSD. A little rich: get a PCI-Express SATA III controller card. Not one with just x1 PCI-E lane; they can't keep up with SATA III speeds. Not rich: Do what I did. Attache SSD to SATA II port and experience blazing system performance compared to what you had when you booted from a hard drive. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumSATA II 3Gb's PCI Adaptor , Where? ForumInstalling OS on SSD throught PCI SATA III Adapter ForumNetwork adaptor not working ForumQueries Regarding SSDs and Advice on PCI -E SATA 3 & RAID Cards/Controll ForumIDE to SATA adaptor ForumBest 4 pin to PCI -e power adaptor for Crossfire. ForumPCI -e SSD or PCI -e RAID Card ForumXPS 435mt / General SSD Install Advice and SATA III (3) Controller ?'s ForumUpgrade to motherboard with SATA 3 or get PCI addon? ForumSetting up an SSD to run off a PCI SATA card as the bood device ForumPCI vs PCIe to SATA cards ForumPci SATA 3 card for sata 3 SSD ForumSATA RAID PCI controller shopping Forumconfigure a wireless pci /usb adaptor to act as an access p.. Forumagp display adaptor in pci mode ForumMy computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !