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SSD for PCI-e x16 question

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#1 ComputerHelp69


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Posted 01 January 2017 - 04:32 PM

Hey guys.


I just realized that my computer has a PCI-e x16 slot, version 2.


Would there be any advantage to using this for an SSD over SATA?


Are consumer SSD's even available for PCI-e x16? I couldn't find anything. Everything was x4 and most stuff seems to be m.2 format. I don't think my computer can use that.


Wikipedia says PCI-e x4 for version 2 only has throughput of 2 GB/s, where x16 has 8 GB/s.


I appreciate any comments. I'm confused. Stick to SATA?


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#2 Drillingmachine


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Posted 02 January 2017 - 10:17 AM

Most PCI Express SSD's are x4 parts. What are other components on your system? I suspect SATA is good enough for you and you won't see much improvement with PCI Express one unless you already know where you need more disk speed.

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