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February 14, 2013 10:44:22 AM

Hi,

What would be an advantage of installing PCIe SSD over SSD SATA drive or WD raptor HDD? Would that improve speed of transfer ? Reliability ?
PCIe SSD cost a lot more....
Does anyone has experience of installing and using it?

THX

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a b G Storage
February 14, 2013 10:49:59 AM

pcie is faster than sata. ssd is faster than a hdd. pcie is faster and its mean for hardcore users who don't care about price
idk what you mean by experience its just a pcie card
February 14, 2013 10:55:42 AM

Experience running OS on it for example. Will i notice the difference?
I use WD raptor and I think it might be the time to move on...If it's worth the money of course
I saw some forums and some of them they recommend it the others no...
Most of the people think it's too expensive...
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a c 371 G Storage
February 14, 2013 11:06:56 AM

You will notice a huge improvement going from a raptor (HDD) to a sata SSD. Although I'm sure the PCIe SSD is faster than a sata SSD, I think you will be just as happy with the sata SSD and save money in the process.

The SSD will improve load times. Your programs will run essentially the same.
a c 84 G Storage
February 14, 2013 11:12:14 AM

You will notice the difference between the hdd and the ssd, but not between sata and pci-e. What you see on a pc is the reduced access / seek time of the ssd compared to a hdd (1ms to 13ms). Advantage of the pci-e cards is the fit of the firmware, because they don't have to care about the sata controller. That improves the transfer rate for very high i/o number, like they occur in database servers. Irrelevant for pc's, save the money for something else.
February 14, 2013 11:15:48 AM

I saw OCZ RevoDrive and VeloDrive... Over 500€ for decent capacity...

Than i found this
OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid 1TB PCI-E SS for 350€ in comparison to 512Gb SSd for 500€
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1744/1/

Will that do the trick or is better to get SATA SSD?
a c 371 G Storage
February 14, 2013 11:18:03 AM

A hybrid drive will be slower than a SSD since a mechanical HDD is involved.
February 14, 2013 11:28:30 AM

Samsung 830 Series 512Gb SATA SSD price 499 €

Read: Up to 520 MB/s
Write: Up to 400 MB/s
Max Random Write 4KB (Aligned): 80,000 IOPS


OCZ RevoDrive 3 480Go PCIe price 521 €

Read: Up to 1000 MB/s
Write: Up to 925 MB/s
Max Random Write 4KB (Aligned): 130,000 IOPS

should i go for RevoDrive according to specs?
a c 371 G Storage
February 14, 2013 11:41:14 AM

Specs are nice, but real world usage is different. As noidea77 stated, "That improves the transfer rate for very high i/o number, like they occur in database servers. Irrelevant for pc's, save the money for something else."

In the end, it's your hard earned money to spend. Take our advice or leave it.
February 14, 2013 12:04:47 PM

THX a lot for your time and patience .... :) 
I know it might seem silly questions to you but to me is all about getting the right thing...

I will do some more digging on the real life benchmarks....

BTW what type of HHD do you use Hawkeye22?
a b G Storage
February 14, 2013 12:18:14 PM

Take a look at Other World Computings pcie SSDs. www.macsales.com They do work in PCs or Macs and are bootable. They are still pricey, but worth it if you need that sort of speed.

I use a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB and it easily benches over 500MB/s reads and writes.
a c 371 G Storage
February 14, 2013 7:05:32 PM

J4buk said:
THX a lot for your time and patience .... :) 
I know it might seem silly questions to you but to me is all about getting the right thing...

I will do some more digging on the real life benchmarks....

BTW what type of HHD do you use Hawkeye22?


I don't need that much performance in my computers. I stick with western digital black HDD's. I'm sure I could get away with using their blue drives, but the blacks carry a 5 year warranty.
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