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well done !~as always...biggrin.gif:thumb:
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Fantastic write up, thanks for all the background info as well as benchmarks. I have a PCIe OCZ RevoDrive 480gb I purchased refurbished on the cheap last year and absolutely love it. It has been running flawlessly since purchase and blows my other SSD's out of the water. Can't wait until more and more PCIe SSD options are produced/available and come down in price.
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post #33 of 182
Excellent write up! I can not wait for a PCIe 3 x16 solution though. I'm sure the price point will be insane at first. Hopefully with the next round of chipsets we can achieve this, especially since they are opening up so many lanes. 2GBs here I come!!
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Amazing work @Sean Webster

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Thanks for sorting through all the hype and providing real-world info. Now it's a lot easier to decide at what point this tech should implemented for actual performance gains that you can feel. Let the early adopters drive the market for now, and wait for the real gains to materialize in the next few months as more drives are released. Thanks for the great insight!
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Glad you like it everyone! Feel free to leave any questions if you got them.
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Amazing work @Sean Webster
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Thanks Sean,

One question, As the M6e is an m.2 device on a pci-e bracket, why not just use it in the m.2 connector ?..........Is there an advantage to the Pci-e interface ?
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Thanks Sean,

One question, As the M6e is an m.2 device on a pci-e bracket, why not just use it in the m.2 connector ?..........Is there an advantage to the Pci-e interface ?


Most motherboards do not have a M.2 connector. Only some of the newest Z97 boards do. M.2 is actually connected via PCIe lanes, through the Z97 chipset. 

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So basically TL;DR if you have a few 6G ports, the cost is not worth getting PCIe version. But if you have money to burn, don't want to replace motherboard, and need every bit of bandwidth to load faster so you can frag enemies faster, go for it! biggrin.gif

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Great read sean! Shame the first few proper M.2 or SATA.E/PCIE SSDs are far from clearly succeeding SATA
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