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Strengthening old PC

Posted on 2014-03-20
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Hello experts,

I have a good PC and I think it will continue to serve me for the next two years without major upgrades:
- MB: ASUS P6TD Deluxe (http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P6TD_Deluxe/)
- 24 GB RAM
- Intel i7 930 @2.8 Ghz CPU

However, I cannot help but eye the newer disk technologies like SSD and USB 3 interface because of my demanding need of high IOPS and fast transfer rate.

My Motherboard cannot support these two technologies as is. I want to understand if I have any options to use them by additional interface cards.

1. Is there an additional card I can buy to support an internal SSD disk?
2. Is there an additional card I can buy to support an external SSD disk via USB 3 connection?

Thank you for your comments in advance
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you can just install any SSD on any Sata cable
i suggest to use intel SSD  - very stable, and they have a toolbox for diags too

here a choice :
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/solid-state-drives/solid-state-drives-ssd.html

you can add an usb3 card :  http://www.amazon.com/ORICO-PVU3-4P-PCI-Express-Controller-Adapter/dp/B005LC2MLC

why would you want the SSD to run from USB???
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Thanks,

I have been checking out the external SSD drives, in case I could not have any internal SSD options, I thought USB 3 interface would help me
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then you would be slowing down the 6 GB interface of an SSd to the usb 3 rate
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