Question about how SSD Drives

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by homesick1337, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. homesick1337

    homesick1337 Computer Lover

    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I recently installed a SSD drive for my friends computer. It was a intel based SSD drive i connected using the Sata Ports on his mother board.

    I remember it was listed at 100MB Read and Write which to me was great.

    How ever how come I see this and other drives like it that are 120gb SSD drives with 280mb read and write?

    Do these types of cards require a certain SSD card installed to get those speeds? Or do I connect through the SATA port as well?

    My computer I want to do this install on is about 1 and a haf years old now. Just wanted to double check before I spend cash on this.

    Thank You!
  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

    Red Sox Nation
    Are you sure it was 100MB? Mechanical drives often surpass that.
  3. epk

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

    Buenos Aires
    Most SSDs are either SATA or PCI Express.

    Also, yeah... 100MB isnt that much, especially since intel ones are usually great performing :eek: