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PCI Express Solid State Drive For Your Computer

No, its not a graphics card, its a  Solid State Drive which connects via your PCI Express slot on the motherboard.

The SATA ports are just too slow in your system now. How do we rate the new  PCI Express SSD?

It doesn’t seem that long ago analysing the first batch of mainstream Solid State Drives, hitting peaks of 280 MB/s via the SATA 3 GB/s interface. To accommodate faster drives we subsequently moved to the SATA 6 Gb/s interface, doubling speeds to a theoretical maximum of 600 MB/s. Obviously there are some bandwidth overheads involved across the interface so the fastest solid state drives have been limited to around 560 MB/s.

If you don’t want to utilize several 2.5 inch Solid State drives in a Raid 0 configuration then buying a PCI Express Solid State product may be the quickest way to achieve performance higher than the SATA 6 GB/s interface will allow.

Solid State Technology has been dropping in price steadily for the last year 

Asus RoG Raidr Express PCIE SSD
Solid State Drive 
830mb/s read speed
810mb/s write speed

Plextor M6e PCI Express SSD 
512GB Solid State Drive
770mb/s read speed
625mb/s write speed


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