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#1 NikoDG

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:28 PM

Hey guys I'm looking for a 240-256GB mSATA SSD and the Mushkin Enhanced Atlas caught my eye. Do you guys think it will make a sufficient boot/app drive? Or do you think there is a better one I could be getting?

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:42 AM

What are you going to be putting this drive in?

If you put a SSD in anything, its going to be a huge boost.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:17 PM

Which board will you be using it in?
Processor Intel Core I7 920 @ 3.6
Memory Mushkin 998995 Blackline 12GB 9-9-9-24
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#4 NikoDG

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:39 PM

It's going into a laptop, Alienware M18X R2 :-)

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:52 PM

It'll be more than fine. It's a good solid SSD.

#6 NikoDG

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:02 PM

Yeah, unfortunately the mSATA only runs at 3.0GB/s due to a chipset limitation, but buying a SATA II SSD wouldn't save me much money/GB and would limit me to only 128GB. So I decided to pull the trigger before they go off sale, or sell out.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:22 PM

You will be fine. It will be a nice upgrade
Processor Intel Core I7 920 @ 3.6
Memory Mushkin 998995 Blackline 12GB 9-9-9-24
Motherboard MSI X58 Big Bang
Graphics ASUS GTX 580
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:18 AM

Yeah, unfortunately the mSATA only runs at 3.0GB/s due to a chipset limitation, but buying a SATA II SSD wouldn't save me much money/GB and would limit me to only 128GB. So I decided to pull the trigger before they go off sale, or sell out.

Nice decision. In that SATA 3gbps slot, you may even put sata III SSD, and I don't think it will cause any serious problem.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:37 PM

Yeah, it'll just run a little slower than it is rated for.