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  • Paul Tarnowski - Friday, September 16, 2011 - link

    Bring the dedicated SSD slot to the desktop motherboard with a controller that can handle the full speed. Could be similar to the way DIMMs are handled today, including a 128 bit bus.

    I can see it on enthusiast boards. It would definitely help bring down the price of SSDs.
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  • rhangman - Friday, September 16, 2011 - link

    Well there are already boards with mSATA for SSD's. Reply
  • bhigh - Friday, September 16, 2011 - link

    mSATA is still limited to 3Gbps or 6Gbps. OCZ's HSDL interconnect is a higher bandwidth solution, though probably costs more than a consumer would be willing to pay.

    Most boards already have a slot that can be used for a high-speed SSD though. It's called PCIe.
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  • Kristian Vättö - Friday, September 16, 2011 - link

    And PCIe comes with a hefty premium. I would say that for 98% of people, any modern SATA 3Gb/s SSD is more than fine. The difference between this and that SSD is negligible in everyday tasks. Reply
  • etamin - Saturday, September 17, 2011 - link

    using a PCIe SSD also eats GPU lanes. This 16x limitation on everything other than X58 (and X79 most likely) is quite frustrating with high end cards. Reply
  • retrospooty - Monday, September 19, 2011 - link

    and what card exactly requires more than PCIe x16?

    NONE!
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  • Toolius - Friday, September 16, 2011 - link

    Hey guys .. there is a nifty little utility called Trim Enabler for OSX..
    Search for it on google or click on the link below..
    http://www.groths.org/?p=308
    or
    http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/37852/trim-enable...

    Ultra simple and does exactly what it says it will do.. i currently have 4 SSD's in my Mac Pro mid 2010 model with the Xeon @ 2.8ghz and this saved my SSD's :)
    You can check in system information under the SATA tab and you will see TRIM = ENABLED !! :)
    Cheers and kind regards.
    P.S. Screw you apple for blocking it out for every ssd but yours and yours suck !!!
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  • Kristian Vättö - Saturday, September 17, 2011 - link

    You don't really need TRIM with most SSDs due to firmware level garbage collection. Reply

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