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Horse feathers! While I agree that small form factor drives are the future, SATA is far from being legacy yet. HDDs are not going anywhere soon due to their dramatically lower cost than that of SSDs. Also, most storage applications do not require speeds higher than SATA III's 6.0Gbps. There will be a need for SATA for sometime to come.

Ostrich fur!! I was being a little facetious, but with the next group of motherboards having dual m.2 drive capability and the PCIe drives, SATA drives are becoming more and more cumbersome to incorporate into builds.

A real question I have is when I build my next PC which hopefully won't be for at least 8 months, will I even use sata storage? My NAS of course will, and yes there are plenty of things where speed is not a big deal. But dealing with photos and video it is nice to have the extra speed.
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Horse feathers! While I agree that small form factor drives are the future, SATA is far from being legacy yet. HDDs are not going anywhere soon due to their dramatically lower cost than that of SSDs. Also, most storage applications do not require speeds higher than SATA III's 6.0Gbps. There will be a need for SATA for sometime to come.

Ostrich fur!! I was being a little facetious, but with the next group of motherboards having dual m.2 drive capability and the PCIe drives, SATA drives are becoming more and more cumbersome to incorporate into builds.

A real question I have is when I build my next PC which hopefully won't be for at least 8 months, will I even use sata storage? My NAS of course will, and yes there are plenty of things where speed is not a big deal. But dealing with photos and video it is nice to have the extra speed.

Ostrich fur? I'm an emu! biggrin.gif

All seriousness aside, whether one goes with SATA or one of the PCI-e based standards depends on one's needs. In my case, even with the rig I'm building, PCI-e storage would be limited to less than what I can get with SATA. I currently have four 4TB SATA SSDs in my machine. The new one will have room for eight SSDs so I will have plenty of room for expansion. My current rig would have room (by room, I mean available lanes) for four PCI-e SSDs, assuming I used adapters that hold two m.2 SSDs each, but that would limit me to a total of 4TB data capacity, including boot partitions. For speed, PCI-e based SSDs can't be beat but most people don't need that much speed except maybe for video rendering and intensive photo editing.

Another problem with PCI-e based SSDs is they can't be used externally. Even if one can use PVI-e based SSDs, they can't be used for making backups. Here, SATA remains king.
     
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That drive is perfect. Well, since you can only have one you might want to get the 1TB version. The Pro 6000p is also very good, a little more robust for durability.

So what it means is that the PCIe_X8 slot 4 will share bandwidth with the PCIe slot. Instead of it being a 3.0 x16 slot it is a 3.0 x8 slot with half of those lanes going to the m.2 and the sata express on that particular motherboard. The newest Asus boards have the u.2 slot and the m.2. Some have two m.2 slots. SATA has already become a legacy interface. The solid state small form factor drives are the future.

That Intel p3608 though, can't wait for that tech to be less than $1K.

Thanks for the help, got the half-terabyte one and it works like a charm. Easy install, though the thing seems rather precariously perched next to the CPU fan. Should be fine, though, and can always take it out in the unlikely event I move the case.
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Thanks for the help, got the half-terabyte one and it works like a charm. Easy install, though the thing seems rather precariously perched next to the CPU fan. Should be fine, though, and can always take it out in the unlikely event I move the case.

600p is like one of the worst new ssd someone can buy right now.
http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Samsung-850-Evo-250GB-vs-Intel-600p-Series-NVMe-PCIe-M2-256GB/2977vsm169054
you randomly google a review would know how bad the speed is.
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Im looking for another SSD just for games, I currently have the M550 240GB (i think ) as my boot drive and still rocking my ForceGT 240GB, I need to add either another 240-512 what can you guys suggest?
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Im looking for another SSD just for games, I currently have the M550 240GB (i think ) as my boot drive and still rocking my ForceGT 240GB, I need to add either another 240-512 what can you guys suggest?

Anything in the OP should be good, hell I use my Cricial MX100 (512) and it's fine. If you're looking for something affordable the new Crucial MX300 should be fine (512 is advised).
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