Sata 3 SSD on PCI card Good Idea/Bad Idea?

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edge68

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Hello,
my motherboard does not have sata 3 connections. I was wondering if I should get a Sata 3 PCI card?
I want to hook up a fast sata 3 SSD drive, but is their any disadvantages like speed?

Since it has to go through the PCI card will it act exactly the same if my motherboard was sata 3 compatible?

PS can anyone recommend a sata 3 PCI card?
 
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Keep it simple. Go ahead and attach your new ssd to a basic sata port on your motherboard.

Your sequential benchmark results will be less than what you might see with a 6gb attachment, but in actual usage, you will not be able to detect the difference.

The value of a ssd is the fast random i/o times, and 3gb or 6gb does not matter there. Random i/o is what the os does mostly, and...

sonexpc

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Sorry may be I'm wrong... but I really cannot find PCI in SATA 6 Support Card ....

All is PCI-E 1x or 4x becuase PCI Bus transfer is only 133MB/s is not fast enough
the bottle neck will be there....

Do you have any SATA Port on the MB if so just use it for temp if can use a SATA 3 SSD in a SATA II MB
 


Keep it simple. Go ahead and attach your new ssd to a basic sata port on your motherboard.

Your sequential benchmark results will be less than what you might see with a 6gb attachment, but in actual usage, you will not be able to detect the difference.

The value of a ssd is the fast random i/o times, and 3gb or 6gb does not matter there. Random i/o is what the os does mostly, and there is where you will feel the quickness of a ssd.

Even at 3gb, the ssd will still be 2x faster than any hard drive.

A add in sata 6 card may not be bootable. do some research there before you buy one.
 
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