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Windows 7: PCIe SSD

29 Nov 2010   #1
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
PCIe SSD

I haven't come across any threads of PCIe SSD. Is any one using them. Can you boot from one?


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29 Nov 2010   #2
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Even compared to regular SSD drives they are mega expensive so I don't think too many people would run one in there personal PC. A company may run one in a high use server just for the performance advantage. I do believe you can install your primary OS to one, so yes they can be bootable. It's a controller and drive on the one board.
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29 Nov 2010   #3
dajogejr

7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Been looking myself as well.
Those version 2s are absolutely unreal...but right now so is their price.
When they come down...quite a bit...I'll pick one up for fun.

But as expensive $ per GB as a normal SSD is...those PCIe cards are up there fo sho!!
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29 Nov 2010   #4
thehappyman

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The OCZ Revodrive looks pretty nice. They are bootable too. Just expensive. Wish I had one.
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29 Nov 2010   #5
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, most of them are really expensive but some of the Revo's are just about the same price as regular SSD's. At least that I can see.

A 120GB one for $299, one 180GB fr $399, one 240 GB one for $499, etc.
Newegg.com - Computer Hardware,Hard Drives,SSD,OCZ Technology,PCI Express

And yes, your mobo has to work with it to be bootable. Here's one list of compatible mobos that can be used with them.

Guide revo compatible motherboard list
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29 Nov 2010   #6
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Glad to see my board listed - Gigabyte GA-x58A-UD5. I had the same question as the OP and see it's been answered... can you boot from them.

The other question is what would be better - the hard disk or PCIe version?
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29 Nov 2010   #7
thehappyman

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Glad to see my board listed - Gigabyte GA-x58A-UD5. I had the same question as the OP and see it's been answered... can you boot from them.

The other question is what would be better - the hard disk or PCIe version?
PCIe SSD faster than SATA 3.0 SSD
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29 Nov 2010   #8
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

Its actually a PCI x4 bus for REVO.
PCI x4 is suppose to be faster than SATA.
Technical Discussion REVO SSD????????=
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29 Nov 2010   #9
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Well, the PCI-e ones people run into all sorts of problems with them form what I've seen, at least with the Revo's. Don't know about any other ones but most of it could just be down to user error, or the hardware and or system compatibilities suck, or both. From what I've seen the regulars are more reliable, but a lot slower.
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29 Nov 2010   #10
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Care to give examples of problems or where to look. I'd like to see if this is something i'd be interested in.

Thanks
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