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Is mSATA faster than SSD ?

I am thinking of buying the P8Z77-V Premium motherboard which have mSATA on it but I dont know is it fast enough . Im planning to install OS in it and I wonder which one is faster for OS ( SSD or mSATA ) so the question is Which one is more ideal choice to install OS in SSD or mSATA ?


P8Z77-V Premium : asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z77V_PREMIUM/


P.S. English isn't my native language .
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    Depends on the SSD vs mSATA device, both can be very fast. Most folks opt for the mSATA as a Cache than a 'boot' drive, and unless the mSATA is on a bootbale SATA port it's use is minimized; in this case it's on an Intel port. A 32GB SSD Cache is very small.

    For Intel RST I prefer a 64GB <or> best IMO is to have a dedicated 120GB or larger boot SSD on the Intel SATA3 port.
  2. Oh ok so mSATA for Cache and do you think 240GB of Corsair Force Series 3 is good for storing OS , a couple of games and apps ( Cinema 4D -- projects/save files will be on HDD ) ?
  3. Better to have system SSD than any cache, just like jaquith^ posted.
  4. Rangenade said:
    Oh ok so mSATA for Cache and do you think 240GB of Corsair Force Series 3 is good for storing OS , a couple of games and apps ( Cinema 4D -- projects/save files will be on HDD ) ?

    Yes, but then keep in mind you have a mSATA just sitting there, and I believe you can cache any Storage volume (boot or storage drive(s); drives in RAID) with Intel SRT; there's a pop-up that allows you to select the drive to cache.

    Most of my home PC's are SSD (OS, Apps & working data) and HDD in RAID 1 (Data storage).
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