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#1 ranchhand_

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Posted 03 July 2015 - 04:44 AM

Newegg's todays blockbuster deal seems good: 500gig Sammy SSD at $178. 

I have a question....will a SATA3 drive connect to a regular SATA connector? That's all I have on my older motherboard. 

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Posted 03 July 2015 - 07:45 AM

Yes .. SATA III designates it's throughput speed SATA III is 6GB/sec burst and SATA II is 3GB/sec burst while SATA or SATA I s only 1.5 GB/sec.  It should be backwards compatible and although is still going to be much faster than a regular Hard drive you will not see the gains as much as if you had SATA III capable controller on the motherboard.  That is a nice deal wish I would have waited a bit longer to build my son's new rig but I already have parts coming today. grrr.



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Posted 03 July 2015 - 12:16 PM

FWIW:  Newegg is not the only vendor making larger SSDs more buyable these days.  Looking through my spam-mail a few days ago, I saw ads from Tiger Direct and Amazon highlighting the same.

 

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Posted 03 July 2015 - 12:31 PM

LOL Ham.. I typically do not browse my spam folder nor do I have the time.  (now I know where you go when your not responding to help issues)  (jk) ~ Yeah



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Posted 06 July 2015 - 04:15 PM

Thanks guys...sorry for the late reply, I was on a cruise boat on the Rhine River in Germany with hit & miss (mostly miss) satellite comm.


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Posted 06 July 2015 - 05:34 PM

Um...

 

On Amazon you can get even cheaper prices.


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Posted 07 July 2015 - 09:16 AM

Free shipping on Newegg. Pennies difference either way, and Newegg gives 30 day no questions asked return, usually they e-mail you a return postage sticker for shipping.


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Posted 07 July 2015 - 10:35 AM

Same, same. Well, maybe not the postage sticker bit.


Edited by gigapouch, 07 July 2015 - 10:36 AM.

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 12:40 PM

I have had an experience of use a SATA II SSD drive on my old laptop that has only SATA I ports.

My laptop is Toshiba Qosmio G30-154. It has a CoreDuo T2100 Processor, 2 Gb of RAM and 2 bays for the SATA hard drives.

The system was running on Windows 7.

After I've replaced the system HDD with the SSD I was surprised I almost didn't see any improvements of the system's booting speed / response time of the system!

The boot speed was increased just little bit. If using HDD my laptop was booting in 2 minutes, with the SSD it was decreased to 1.5 minutes maybe.

I don't know is this because the CPU is slow enough (however, it has 2 cores and was able to run games without any issues), I don't think Windows is using so much of CPU power when it boots.

I think the issue was in low throughput of SATA I ports.

The same SSD on the desktop computer using SATA II port gave a huge performance improvement and really short boot-time.

I just want to warn that if such an old system will be upgraded with the new super-fast SSD it probably won't be seen any huge performance boost on the system. Maybe it will be worth to buy a PCI-E to SATA III adapter if the SSD is planned to be installed into a desktop computer.



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Posted 07 July 2015 - 01:10 PM

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OBRE5UE/?tag=pcgedit-20&ascsubtag=highendpc


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