I'm new to this and actually pretty noobish when it come to computer gear and overclocking.
I have an issue and wanted some advice.
I just bought an OCZ Agility 3 120gb, when I got it home I realized I only have a SATA II contention which is capping my speeds. (I have a Gigabyte p55 u3p)
I want to get a PCIe card that will allow me to overcome this issue and get the performance others are getting which is around the 320mb mark:
Mine seems to be capping (bottle Necking) at around 250 (I used HD Tune Pro for the testing).
I want to know any good cards I can get:
Will the: ASUS U3S6 USB 3.0/SATA 3 6Gbps PCIE Card card work?
I don't have USB 3 so seems like a great bargain, but I'm not sure that it is compatible.
I have search everywhere and I can't find any new information:
Said there were speed issues with the card, but Did not mention the SATA III which is my main concern. All the reviews seem so old, its hard to know if it will work with the Agility 3 120gb.
I mean I don't want to buy a card if it will not give me the boost I need, or if it is not compatible with my Motherboard.
Also as the guy mentioned before, Is there any issues with booting a SDD from a PCIe slot? This will be my primary HDD, and I don't want the PCIe card to ruin my SDD.
Is the ASRock SATA III PCIe Card [AR-SATA3-CARD]
Any good? Will this work?
I have read a few comments from people saying that the card was unreliable and/or had a high fail rate. Is that true?
Are there any other cards out there?
I am pretty willing to pay up to about $100 for a card that will provide me a solution to this issue.
Any help is appreciated.