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Looking for a compatible SATA III PCIe addon for EVGA X58 SLI LE Motherboard

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Hello,

Can anyone recommend a SATA III PCI-e addon for an EVGA X58 SLI LE Motherboard? Or on the other hand, should I even bother buying a SATA card (should I just stick with my native SATA II speeds)? Trying to get input on people that have exposure to this.

I just purchased the 240GB PNY CS2211 SSD (https://www.pny.com/ssd-CS2211?sku=SSD7CS2211-480-RB) and I know my motherboard only supports SATA II natively. I got the SSD for a good price so I bought it, however I'd still like to run the read and write as close as possible to the rated speeds.

Thanks
Edited by WingZer0 - 7/6/16 at 3:25pm
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You should stick to native SATA II speeds. It's really hard to find a pci express SATA 3 card adapter that performs well. I think the good ones cost way too much.


What speeds are you getting on read and write now?
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I haven't installed it yet, but from my research the speed deferential is drastic enough to notice when you transfer big or bulk files.

Someone messaged me another user that has the same motherboard. He was using the HighPoint Rocket 640L and it seemed to work for him without any issues running the SSD as the primary disk. I went ahead and purchased it for $69.99 @ BHPHOTOVIDEO (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/847972-REG/HighPoint_R640L_ROCKET_600L_4_INT_PRT.html). It seems to be running at PCIe x4 lane instead of PCIe x1 which gives the closest speeds for any adapter.

The reason I'm going to this extensive process is because I was originally planning on upgrading to the newer Haswell-e/Broadwell-e chips but I honestly don't need to drop $1200+ on those new tech when my i7 930 still works for my daily usage.

EDIT: Fixed typos
Edited by WingZer0 - 7/8/16 at 1:19pm
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