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PCI-e SSD drives, anyone using one?

by Willy / February 24, 2012 11:09 PM PST

These are very expensive compared to std. HDs. They're also more expensive than reg. SSD. I just wondered if anyone has used them and what their experiences are. While, I know they fast, just the overall feel for them. Plus, is yours the bootable type? Also, what is any install problems may have been encountered.

PCI-e SSD are slot based pci-e/1x cards. generally, speaking they install in a slot and act like a SSD bypassing the typical SATA port.

Thanks ------Willy Happy

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While I've not tried one, I'd be curious as well
by Steven Haninger / February 25, 2012 2:18 AM PST

as I can foresee the day when data storage will be part of the MB altogether. You may remember buying a MB and building from there. You add an I/O card, VGA card, sound card, Ethernet card and even extended/expanded memory boards in ISA slots. Maybe you even add a big bucks X87 chip if you want to do math intensive apps. There's not much left to plug into the MB to make a functioning PC these days. Now, when it's time to retire my rig and build a new one, it takes me months to study what's out there and decide what to buy. By the time I make the decisions, all my choices have been replaced by something more advanced. Arghhh! Happy

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(NT) You maybe right
by Willy / February 25, 2012 3:13 AM PST
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I suspect the same issues as with SSDD's
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 25, 2012 2:38 AM PST

The makers of these things are mostly new to the game. They do not or can not use what was learned about spinning rust or HDDs.

Some of this could be PATENT ISSUES so I'm going with these are great ideas with one problem. Unreliable for now.

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I would say...
by ahtoi / February 26, 2012 3:41 PM PST

don't buy the x1 but be sure it is a pci-e x16 card. I kind of wonder why it is so expensive though.

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