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Old July 26, 2011, 12:32 PM
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Cool Pci to sata and boot drive question

Hey guys, so the story for me is that my mobo only has 4 sata ports and they're all in use so I was wondering if anyone had a pci to internal sata 6GB/s card they would recommend. The more ports the better.

Furthermore I was considering buying an SSD sooner or later, the problem is that my mobo only has sata II ports and if I am getting an SSD I don't want that to limit my speeds so I figured if I got a Sata 6 GB/s pci card adapter I could use it and not be bottlenecked but does anyone by any chance know if i would be able to use it a pci connected SSD as a boot drive?

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Old July 26, 2011, 01:33 PM
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You mean a PCIe (express) card? PCI doesn't have the bandwidth to support a sata3 device.
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Old July 26, 2011, 03:58 PM
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Or even SATA1, AFAIK PCI only has a bandwidth of 130MB/s shared across all slots.
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Sorry, indeed I did mean PCIe
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Old July 26, 2011, 05:17 PM
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dell perc 5/i
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Old July 26, 2011, 05:27 PM
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If you got the PCI-E route with a SSD. Get one with great "ITGC" as you will not be getting TRIM abilities. This means SandForce drives would be less than optimal choices and I would be more inclined towards Corsair Perf 3, Crucial M4, Intel 510.
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You could also get a revo drive which runs off the pci-e 4x slot, that's pretty darn quick.
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There's no pci-e drives that have trim support?
Any pci-e drives you guys would recommend othe than the revo?
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