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Should I get a Sata III controller for SSD or better get PCIe SSD

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August 19, 2011 12:54:32 PM

Hello, I got a new budget computer and I made a mistake, I didn’t saw that my MB (gigabyte 880-gm-usb3) its only sata II and can’t return it or something like that. So now I want to upgrade my old and slow laptop 5400 rpm hdd with a ocz agility but I don’t know what to do, this I think are my options:
1. Get an agility 2 120gb ssd (sata II)
2. Get an agility 3 120gb (sata III) and a sata III pcie x1 controller card (I have heard that this will handycap my drive a little in performance) I THINK THIS WILL COST THE SAME AS THE DRIVE IN OPTION 3
3. Get a revodrive 1 110gb and plugit on a pcie x16 slot that its used by amd hd 6670 1gb ddr5 gpu (I will try to sell it and loss some money on it, then try to live with integrated 4420 gpu or if it make sense get a pcie x1 gpu)
What do you think it’s best for me? I’m using this computer for photo editing and free time gaming (nothing serious) as well as web surfing and HD movies/music playback

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August 19, 2011 1:27:19 PM

Option 4. I would get the Agility 3 and just plug it into a SATA II port. You will lose some performance when using a controller.

You can get the Agility 3 cheaper (with mail in rebate) than the Agility 2 right now on Newegg. You could always spend a little later and upgrade your mobo to one with SATA III like this one.