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Windows 7: ssd help please

17 Mar 2011   #1

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 
ssd help please

hello
i'm thinking of buying this,( OCZ RevoDrive OCZSSDPX-1RVD0120 PCI-E x4 120GB PCI Express MLC Internal Solid State Drive ) but i'm lost as far as ( PCI-Express x4 ). i have a ( asus - pq5 pro trubo) motherboard and it has a (PCIe x16_1 blue, PCIe x16_2 black (* black at max. x8 link) ) will the ssd work on the black at max. x8 link or am i misunderstanding this hole thing?

thanks for your help

scrooge


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17 Mar 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

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As far as I know it attaches via PCI-E x4 - but you should also check in your BIOS whether your mobo supports boot over PCI-E.
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17 Mar 2011   #3

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

the thing is i don't have or see a PCI-E x4 on my board , i only see PCI-E x1 and pcie and the x16_1 blue, PCIe x16_2 black . so i'm not sure if the PCIe x16_2 black works as a PCI-E x4 or if my board just don't have it. also how would i no if my BIOS supports boot over PCI-E or not.
thanks again

scrooge
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18 Mar 2011   #4

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well just on that front you can supposedly use a pci-e 16x slot for anything but pci-e 1x which is a different physical format. It's supposed to be backwards compatible, as are most of the devices (i.e. you can use a 16x compatible graphics card in a 8x slot)
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18 Mar 2011   #5
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Hello Scrooge,

According to the tested motherboard list at OCZ, this is what it says about the Revodrive on your motherboad:

AsusP5Q Pro (motherboard) --- 2102 (BIOS version and newer) --- Tested in PCI-E_2 slot


Personally, I would recommend the newer Revodrive X2 instead though. It's a lot more reliable, stable, and faster than the older Revodrive.
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18 Mar 2011   #6

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

thank's for your help , i'll look into the Revodrive X2 when i get home from work....

thanks again

scrooge
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18 Mar 2011   #7
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Scrooge. Please let us know what you decide and how installation went.
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18 Mar 2011   #8

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

hey brink
just one other thing my board is (asus p5q pro turbo) and the latest bios is 602 and dated 8/4/09. i looked on there site for any updates but didn't find anything . so i'm thinking this is not going to work on my board. what do you think ?

thanks scrooge

ps i tryed to give you some rep but for some reason the system will not let me. i says something about passing the rep around. it let give maguscreed some but not you . anyway thanks again for all your help.
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18 Mar 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Scrooge,

Yeah, that was the only problem I found was the list at OCZ only had the (asus pq5 pro) listed instead of (asus pq5 pro turbo). It only means that the Revodrive wasn't tested on the (asus pq5 pro turbo).

I'm not sure if you will be able to boot or not from the Revodrive on the (asus pq5 pro turbo). I wouldn't think that there was to much difference from the pro vs turbo model since it works with the pro model, but who knows for sure.
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18 Mar 2011   #10

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

i posted over at OCZ forum to see if i can get some more info on this before i dive into it.

thanks again for your help ..

if i get it i'll let you no how it go's.

thanks
scrooge
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