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Is a mSATA SSD a good choice for the next upgrade

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Last response: in Storage
May 17, 2013 1:28:50 AM

Hi all

I am thinking of buying a mSATA SSD as my next upgrade for my Gigabyte Z77 mobo(supports SRT). I was thinking of buying a regular SATA SSD but it will cost double or more than that of a mSATA SSD and all I want from this next upgrade is faster loading times such as the time it takes windows to start and the time it takes to load a game. I know a SATA SSD will be blazing fast but for half the price will the mSATA SSD also give me faster loading times and by how much faster?

Intel i5 2500
8GB 1600Mhz patriot RAM
Gigabyte Z77 mobo
Gigabyte GTX 660
Samsung 7200RPM 3.5inch drive
Windows 7 Ultimate

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May 17, 2013 11:36:24 PM

Your list of pc hardware suggests you have a desktop pc. Is that correct? If so, then a standard ssd would be a better choice.

The mSATA ssd's were designed for use in small portable pc's such as notebooks and netbooks.

I'm a little bit confused about your comment about prices. Are you comparing prices for a small capacity mSATA ssd against a large capacity standard ssd? Which mSATA and standard ssd's were you comparing?