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Want to leverage SSD's, should I upgrade my board?

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I want to start using SSD drives, but my current motherboard is rated for 3Gb/s, should I upgrade to a new board? Should I build a new computer?
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You can get some pretty good speeds from SATA 3Gb/s - if you really want to go for crazy speeds either A. go with Raid0 SSD's, or with a B. PCIE SSD or if you're really desiring to upgrade your motherboard, then use this as an excuse though not necessary IMO as you can still get good speeds out of what you currently have.
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SSD's are even ridiculously responsive on a 1.5 Gbps interface.

The only thing you are missing from 3 Gbps to 6 Gbps is sequential performance, which is not a huge factor as far as the perceived speed of the drive.
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I think I'll stick with the Gigabyte for now, it's a great mobo, thx
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