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I finally got a crucial m4 64gb ssd and was wondering if anyone can tell me these numbers mean, i.e, is my ssd performing 'good' given my limited system?

My Specs are:
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Acer Aspire x3200 w/ AMD Phenom X3 (TripleCore) 8400 2.1 GHz (Stock speed & HS)
4 GB G·Skill DDR2 800 PC2-6400
Onboard NVidia GeForce 8200/9200
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ok now, I'm on a look out for a budget sata3 addon card for my new ssd. I would need one that will allow faster speed than my current SATA2 speed, at a budget price knowing full well i won't be reaching nearly the full sata3 speed, even it I could I doubt I would notice a difference in real world usage. It also must be reliable and have at least one port.

i'm comparing these two:

1. HighPoint Rocket 620-OEM PCI-Express 2.0 x1 Low Profile SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card $9.99 FS
2. HighPoint Rocket 620 PCI-Express 2.0 x1 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card $24.99 + $4.99 S/H

they seem both to the identical but not sure why one is more expensive and higher ratings.
post #2 of 9
Pcie x1 can only handle 250MB/s if I'm not mistaken. Therefore those cards will do you no good.

You would need to jump up to a higher bandwidth card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816115077
Edited by aesthetics1 - 11/28/11 at 1:40pm
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even an x1 card on a PCI-E 2.0 x16 slot?
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I though that on a PCI 1.0 (any lane) 1x card gives max 250MB/s. and on a PCI 2.0 (any lane) x1 card gives max 500MB/s???
post #5 of 9
It's not worth it. SSD's are so much faster than traditional hard drives because of the lower access times and latency rather than read and write speeds. I have a Crucial M4 on SATA II and I have no intention of buying a SATA III addon card. Your SSD is performing about where it should be on SATA II.
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I believe these are the max theoretical speeds:
SATA 2 = 3Gbit/s = 375MB/s
SATA 3 = 6Gbit/s = 750MB/s
PCIE 2.0 = 500 MB/s
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OK. If you say so...

but lol i forgot to mention that I also need an extra sata port for a sata 2 HDD (that's currently on USB 2.0)

would this card be worth it?
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OK. If you say so...
but lol i forgot to mention that I also need an extra sata port for a sata 2 HDD (that's currently on USB 2.0)
would this card be worth it?

Most definitely - if you just need an extra port, pick up one of the cards you linked in your OP. Highly recommended.
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