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PCIe SSD with an OPROM?

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Does one exist? I have 2 older systems (one Sandy, the other Ivy) with open PCIe slots that could use an SSD upgrade, and I was wondering if it's possible to do better than SATA.
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Kingston HyperX Predator and Plextor M6e

 

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One thing to know about the Plextor M6e is that it has it's own BIOS on it. Yes, this makes it plug & play, but it slows your boot time by a few seconds.
 
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Originally Posted by Hoff248 View Post

One thing to know about the Plextor M6e is that it has it's own BIOS on it. Yes, this makes it plug & play, but it slows your boot time by a few seconds.


That is what an OPROM is...

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Thanks. The fact that they're PCIe 2.0 means I can hang it off the otherwise useless chipset lanes without worrying about degrading performance too smile.gif

...I suppose this eliminates any reason I have to upgrade to Skylake though rolleyes.gif
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I would suggest the Kingston if anything. It is very good. The plextor has very high latency and slow speeds in comparison.
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Given that they're roughly the same price (as of right now on Amazon at least), the Kingston is definitely the better deal.

I take it the drive comes with an F6 driver for Windows 7 installation? Or does it present a generic AHCI controller to the OS which the default Microsoft driver can work with?
Edited by Peon - 10/22/15 at 10:58am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Peon View Post

Given that they're roughly the same price (as of right now on Amazon at least), the Kingston is definitely the better deal.

I take it the drive comes with an F6 driver for Windows 7 installation?


You shouldn't need a driver. It should work out of the box without one.

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Excellent, thanks a bunch.

By the way, I loved your review on it smile.gif
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