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Windows 7: What do you think of this SSD?

26 Sep 2013   #21
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mibaup View Post
Thanks again Lady you made it clear
I think that by the time I get new PC the SATA will be SATA IX or something
More likely, SATA will be replaced with an entirely different interface, such as PCI-e or Thunderbolt or a completely new interface.


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26 Sep 2013   #22
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mibaup View Post
Thanks again Lady you made it clear
I think that by the time I get new PC the SATA will be SATA IX or something
More likely, SATA will be replaced with an entirely different interface, such as PCI-e or Thunderbolt or a completely new interface.
The SATA group is working on SATA Express which runs the SATA drives on a PCIe slot. They are skipping SATA 12 for the faster SATA Express which is a lot faster.

Jim
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27 Sep 2013   #23
mibaup

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Here, I found what I was asking, so such thing does exist?
2 eSATA 2 SATA 3 0 to PCI E PCI Express Card Adapter Converter 6 0Gbps ASM1061 | eBay
So if I install it on my pc, and I connect an SSD to it, the SSD should work closer to the sata3 (6 GB/s) performance?
*Do you think I will need to upgrade my generic "500w" psu ?
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27 Sep 2013   #24
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

You can also look to something like this which interested me but I've not pulled the trigger on.

Amazon.com : Syba Dual Slot 2.5-Inch SATA III HDD SDD Caddy RAID PCI-Express Card (SD-PEX40044) : Electronics
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27 Sep 2013   #25
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mibaup View Post
Here, I found what I was asking, so such thing does exist?
2 eSATA 2 SATA 3 0 to PCI E PCI Express Card Adapter Converter 6 0Gbps ASM1061 | eBay
So if I install it on my pc, and I connect an SSD to it, the SSD should work closer to the sata3 (6 GB/s) performance?...
I would steer clear of that one for several reasons. It's a flea-bay vendor and it's easy to get burned when dealing with them. It says nothing about a warranty and has only a 60 day return policy and you get to pay the shipping upon return. Not all PCI-e to SATA III adapters can be booted from and this one doesn't say whether it can be or not.

The one linnemeyerhere suggested can be booted from (I had to glean that tidbit from the reviews, though) but it may be necessary to install it while installing Win 7 to do so (that's what has to be done to be able to boot from my HBA card) which can be a tricky process, depending on how computer savvy you are. It's also from one of Amazon's Marketplace vendors. These are independent vendors that use Amazon to advertise their wares and broker orders. If you have problems with one of them, Amazon normally will not back you up, expecting you to deal directly with the Marketplace Vendor. I checked the vendor reviews for this vendor, and, after weeding out the product reviews (too many people do not understand the difference between a vendor review and a product review), I saw a pattern of late and non-delivery issues showing up with the vendor frequently blaming the carrier for the problem. For that reason alone, I would steer away from this product.

The fact is, you have an older system so there is only so much improvement you can make to it. You would gain very little additional performance to an SSD from adding an HBA or SATA controller card. In fact, it probably would reduce your overall boot time because most, if not all, of those cards have their own BIOS that has to be loaded in separately. That is true with my HBA card. It's not a problem for me since I reboot only occasionally—otherwise, I run 24/7—and I needed the extra SATA ports for storage HDDs. I strongly suggest just getting the SSD only. By itself, it will speed up system boot and program loading significantly.

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...*Do you think I will need to upgrade my generic "500w" psu ?
Unless the PSU is already having issues, no. SSDs draw considerably less power than HDDs.
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27 Sep 2013   #26
mibaup

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thank you very much.. btw Amazon does not ship to my country so nvm
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27 Sep 2013   #27
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

For example only to give you an idea for options, understanding each country has source issues.
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