I am a novice to computers, but would like to add a quality SSD to my gaming rig. My motherboard is a ASUS P9X79 LE. I was wondering if SSDs are universally compatible and if any of you have any reccomendations.
[quotemsg=14702041,0,1006603]Virtually any SATA based SSD will work with your mobo. I have 4 Samsung 840 EVO SSDs - they have great prices on them right now - they are reliable and fast!
I would suggest a 120GB or 250GB for the OS and programs.[/quotemsg]
I checked with Asus and the representative said that the Samsung 840 wasn't compatible. If you could please reply prior to Cyber Monday's end, it would be greatly appreciated.
[quotemsg=14711394,0,1006603]I have never heard of that before....And since I have a similar motherboard from ASUS in this computer (I have the Samsung EVO installed on it), I wonder why they would say that....[/quotemsg]
I am going to go ahead and purchase the Samsung 840. The Asus tech support was actually not very knowledgeable. They thought that I was speaking about HDD at first and then RAM.
SSDs are virtually the same as a HDD, the only difference is instead of a spindle and platters to store data on, you are using chips. In every computer I have put them in, they are simply recognized as a "HDD", virtually "plug and play". I have never heard of a system that has SATA drives as being "not compatible"....