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Re: [vox-tech] sata 2
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Re: [vox-tech] sata 2

Great feedback, thanks guys.

I do like quality and don't mind paying for it.  Asus it is.

As far as sata 2/3  solid state drives I have found that there are regular 
quality drives in the terabit range for about the same price as the ssd one 
I was looking at (It was 60GB and for aprox 130 smackers).


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alex Mandel" <tech_dev@wildintellect.com>
To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 2:00 PM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] sata 2

> On 01/31/2012 10:34 AM, Shwaine wrote:
>> On Mon, 30 Jan 2012, jimbo wrote:
>>> Greetings:
>>> I am compiling a list of possible components to build a mini pc.  I want 
>>> to
>>> use a solid state drive that is sata 2.  I am not sure if this is 
>>> compatible
>>> with the ITX board I am interested in.  According to light research sata 
>>> 2
>>> is just a more robust stream and should be compatible with any sata on 
>>> any
>>> motherboard.  Is this a wrong assumption?
>>> Bottom line will it work with my desired ITX board?
>>> Reference:
>>> ITX board of interest:
>>> http://www.zotacusa.com/zotac-h67-wifi-h67itx-a-e.html
>>> Wiki sata reference:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_ATA
>> Since you are planning to use a SSD, you may want to consider SATA3
>> (6.0Gb/s) and one of the faster SSD drives. Some of the better SSDs can
>> come pretty close to saturating the SATA2 (3.0 Gb/s) bus. The price
>> differential is minor (although some might argue so is the difference in
>> saturating SATA2 vs using SATA3). Any Sandy or Ivy Bridge motherboard 
>> will
>> have at least two SATA3 ports. It's standard in their supporting Intel
>> chipsets.
>> You might also want to keep looking around for another mini ITX
>> motherboard. I've had bad luck with Zotac in the past. The NewEgg reviews
>> for the newer version of the motherboard you listed (H67ITX-C-E) show 
>> that
>> I'm not really alone in this (14% 1 egg, 23% 2 eggs). There are some more
>> reliable manufacturers that make mini ITX boards for Sandy Bridge (LGA
>> 1155). NewEgg lists several alternatives from more reputable companies
>> like Asus, Gigabyte, ASRock, and Intel. For example, this ASRock board 
>> has
>> the same price point, integrated 802.11n, and much better feedback:
>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157239
>> Just something to ponder.
> I guess that depends on the use case, my file/print/web server Zotac all
> in one box (Atom based) has been great and super low power. But I agree
> if you're building a desktop or something for intensive use Asus tends
> to be my preferred brand, with the other mentioned boards all having
> good reputations.
> Enjoy,
> Alex
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