What to consider when you want to upgrade your PC to a SSD, but also how to expand your PC's storage even when you don't have anymore slots!
To consider before the upgrade:
1. How many open PCIe slots do you have?
2. How many lanes do your open PCIe slots have?
3. What REVISION of PCIe?
- 1x 2.0 is limited to 500MB/s per lane (1.0 is limited to 250MB/s)
- It's actually LESS once you consider the overhead
4. Do you have availible SATA power connectors & an ample power supply?
** If you have an available bay for the SSD
IO Crest 2 Port SATA III PCIe x1 ~$15
* Two SATA III Ports
* PCIe 500MB/s max
** If you don't have an available bay for the SSD
SEDNA - PCIe SATA III SSD Adapter (On Board) ~$32
* Only needs a single PCIe 2.0 lane (As opposed to M.2 which need x4)
* Includes one SATA III port on-board & one extra
* Needs ext power (Not entirely bus powered)
** If you don't have any availible SATA Power Cables
StarTech 2x SATA Power Splitter ~$4
Kingston UV400 ($60 for 240GB // $110 for 480GB // $240 for 960GB)
* 550MB/s Read /// 490MB/s Write
1. Choose your install method
2. Benchmark (With Crystal Disk Mark)
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