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Budget sata3 addon card


Stealth3si

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I finally got a crucial m4 64gb ssd and was wondering if anyone can tell me these numbers mean, i.e, is my ssd performing 'good' given my limited system?

 

My Specs are:

 

Acer Aspire x3200 w/ AMD Phenom X3 (TripleCore) 8400 2.1 GHz (Stock speed & HS)

4 GB G·Skill DDR2 800 PC2-6400

Onboard NVidia GeForce 8200/9200

Asus Xonar DX

WD 500GB (30 GB OS partition for 1+ year)

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7600

 

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ok now, I'm on a look out for a budget sata3 addon card for my new ssd. I would need one that will allow faster speed than my current SATA2 speed, at a budget price knowing full well i won't be reaching nearly the full sata3 speed, even it I could I doubt I would notice a difference in real world usage. It also must be reliable and have at least one port.

 

i'm comparing these two:

 

1. HighPoint Rocket 620-OEM PCI-Express 2.0 x1 Low Profile SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card $9.99 FS

2. HighPoint Rocket 620 PCI-Express 2.0 x1 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card $24.99 + $4.99 S/H

 

they seem both to the identical but not sure why one is more expensive and higher ratings.

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I should also mention that other than the reason stated above, I'm also looking for a good budget SATA addon card, be it SATA II or III, preferably, because my mobo is out of SATA ports. Currently I'm using USB for one of my HDs and I want to either move it onto the SATA2/3 card and leave the SSD on hte mobo or move the SSD onto the SATA3 card and the moev HD onto the mobo.

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ahh I see where you are going now. I would guess the price difference is simply because it is a Retail vs OEM but otherwise the same. All those issues people are reporting would have me worried on trying it tho.

 

You will definitely get a nice boost if you can get SATA3 but I have absolutely zero experience on these PCI cards.

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I'd take this FWIW -- OEM doesn't come w/ a SATA3 cable, so this may (or may not), but probably, have something to do with issues ppl have had, if in fact the issues are 'speed' related.

 

I'll give it a shot anyway.

 

It's $10 and I can return it 30 days.

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