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#1 KingdomSeeker

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 12:03 PM

Looking at SSDs on Amazon I ran across a couple of PSI-E SSDs. Has anyone used the4se and are they any better or worse than a 2.5 SSD? They do seem to be a little less expensive.



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:58 PM

PSI-E SSDs or PCI-E SSDs?

 

I haven't used them but I prefer to keep the PCIexpress slots free. Drawbacks as I see it are they tie up a PCI-E slot. I prefer a SSD to be a 2.5" drive. That way it can be used anywhere, desktop or laptop. It is a personal preference however.

 

A 2.5" drive can be put in most computers. If need be to retrieve data they can be put in a external case as a pro.

 

Most people use a SSD 2.5" Drive. The SSD cards do not seem to have caught on nearly as well as the 2.5" drives have.

 

One thing to watch out for is that a major SSD maker has gone bankrupt and I would avoid that brand as a result.

OCZ files for bankruptcy toshiba offers to buy the assets

 

I do not know what effect that will have on warranties from them. I was avoiding the brand anyway. I use Intel and Samsung. This computer has a nice large Samsung SSD in it for example.

 

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 10:36 PM

If I could count on a PCI-E based SSD booting without problems, I would sign on for one in a heartbeat.  OCZ  might be bought out by Toshiba, not sure on that one yet.  I always found it wise to avoid OCZ after getting burned a couple of times.


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Posted 15 December 2013 - 11:34 PM

Back in the day I used a PCI IDE controller to have 4 more drives. The card had it's own onboard bios chip and I had multiple OS's on seperate HD's. It was designed to also replace the motherboard failed controller. The SSD PCI-E I imgaine would have the same.



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 12:18 AM

PSI-E SSDs or PCI-E SSDs?

 

I haven't used them but I prefer to keep the PCIexpress slots free. Drawbacks as I see it are they tie up a PCI-E slot. I prefer a SSD to be a 2.5" drive. That way it can be used anywhere, desktop or laptop. It is a personal preference however.

 

A 2.5" drive can be put in most computers. If need be to retrieve data they can be put in a external case as a pro.

 

Most people use a SSD 2.5" Drive. The SSD cards do not seem to have caught on nearly as well as the 2.5" drives have.

 

One thing to watch out for is that a major SSD maker has gone bankrupt and I would avoid that brand as a result.

OCZ files for bankruptcy toshiba offers to buy the assets

 

I do not know what effect that will have on warranties from them. I was avoiding the brand anyway. I use Intel and Samsung. This computer has a nice large Samsung SSD in it for example.

 

Good Luck

Roger

Yes I did mean PCI-E didn't even catch the typo.



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 05:35 AM

I would be wary of those. There is one major problem that creeps up on newer boards when using PCI-E SSD's. That is the option ROM space. There is a very limited space available for the various add-ons. I have found machines where the video card alone was enough to consume the remaining option rom space after the motherboards built-in crap was done. If you have a board with very little built in, you may be ok. You may also be ok if the GPU has a smaller BIOS (such as the 6770's 64K firmware). But I certainly wouldn't count on these things without researching your particular scenario first.


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