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    Msata is it any better?

    I was going to get an ssd but my motherboard comes with an msata slot. Is msata ssd faster then sata 6gb/s ssd?

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    Re: Msata is it any better?

    That depends on your motherboard and the way it connects mSATA. It won't be faster, about the same on the latest versions that enable 6GB/s throughput, slower (though rarely noticeably slower) on the older mSATA 3GB/s capable 'boards.

    I have an older 'board with 3GB/s mSATA and boot from it, it's still pretty fast

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    Re: Msata is it any better?

    mSATA is a physical form factor, and is identical performance-wise to standard SATA of the same version.

    M.2/SATA express is a different story when communicating over the PCIe bus rather than the traditional SATA bus.

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    Re: Msata is it any better?

    the motherboard is an msi z87 g45 so i assume its sata3 ill just use the regular port i think

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    Re: Msata is it any better?

    With your 'board, mSATA uses the #6 SATA connection: "The SATA6 port will be unavailable when install a SSD in the mSATA port". The price differential probably points to a normal SSD as being the economic choice.

    With the older x77 chipset, using mSATA sometimes locked out one of the two SATA 6GB/s connectors, other times, one of the SATA 3GB/s connectors; older chipsets were all (I think) 3GB/s.

    The mSATA form factor is mini PCIe but the interface is electrically different, some notebooks were equipped with combined mini PCIe/mSATA interfaces for either SSD or WWAN.

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    Re: Msata is it any better?

    From what I've seen when pricing them up, the equivalent priced mSata chips usually have a dire Write speed compared to sata SSDs

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    Re: Msata is it any better?

    Is this good? Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272539612238

    Would it work if plugged into minipci converter that takes generic sata connection?

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    Re: Msata is it any better?

    Quote Originally Posted by ganon View Post
    Is this good? Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272539612238

    Would it work if plugged into minipci converter that takes generic sata connection?
    Instead of digging up a 3 year old thread and, bumping old threads and starting multiple threads.

    Why not just open one thread, in the hardware section and ask all your questions?
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