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" <firstname.lastname@example.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:
>>> I am compiling a list of possible components to build a mini pc. I want
>>> use a solid state drive that is sata 2. I am not sure if this is
>>> with the ITX board I am interested in. According to light research sata
>>> is just a more robust stream and should be compatible with any sata on
>>> motherboard. Is this a wrong assumption?
>>> Bottom line will it work with my desired ITX board?
>>> ITX board of interest:
>>> 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
>> have at least two SATA3 ports. It's standard in their supporting Intel
>> 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
>> 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
>> the same price point, integrated 802.11n, and much better feedback:
>> 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.
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