Question about how SSD Drives

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

  1. homesick1337

    homesick1337 Computer Lover

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    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!
    Mathew
     
  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    Most SSDs are either SATA or PCI Express.

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