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Feb
17
comment PCIe SSD as main (boot) hard drive on AsRock X97 Extreme M4
That's what I'm doing for a couple of months now, and I can confirm it works very well!
Feb
17
comment PCIe SSD as main (boot) hard drive on AsRock X97 Extreme M4
Not long after I bought the RevoDrive it went EOL. Mine broke and I got my money back, but no same price replacement. The current RevoDrive 350 is even more expensive than it was (ocz.com/consumer/revodrive-350-pcie-ssd). What makes you say PCIe SSDs will become mainstream anytime soon at all? Edit: for compiling software, the revoDrive saved me many minutes each day. Also, it was very reliable until it plain broke, which I think was just bad luck.
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Jun
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comment PCIe SSD as main (boot) hard drive on AsRock X97 Extreme M4
Thanks for your advise, SATA and PCIe SSD's are the way to go for me! :)
Jun
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comment PCIe SSD as main (boot) hard drive on AsRock X97 Extreme M4
I use my computer for a load of things, ranging from compiling software in both .NET and java (big software, compile times ranging from several minutes to half an hour). I also use it for heavy gaming, hence the HD 7990, and some minor video editing and photoshop. I don't suppose I could use a RAM disk for that, but I suppose that would limit me in size. Shouldn't I notice a considerable difference using a PCIe SSD as application wrapper?
Jun
14
comment PCIe SSD as main (boot) hard drive on AsRock X97 Extreme M4
Thanks for the help, this is my option of choice!
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comment PCIe SSD as main (boot) hard drive on AsRock X97 Extreme M4
With a 64GB SSD at 500MB/s rw speed not costing much these days, this seems a very attractive option. Does this mean, however, it is indeed not (realistically) possible to boot from a PCIe device?
Jun
14
comment PCIe SSD as main (boot) hard drive on AsRock X97 Extreme M4
Thanks for the cleanup, Journeyman Geek. What stressed the HDD is compiling of medium-sized applications, running several streaming downloaders at once, installers.. Combinations of heavy operations, my everyday multitasking, really. I ran procmon to see what stressed the drive, but nothing extraordinary showed. I assumed due to the other hardware being quick, the drive just falls behind.
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revised PCIe SSD as main (boot) hard drive on AsRock X97 Extreme M4
extra information
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comment PCIe SSD as main (boot) hard drive on AsRock X97 Extreme M4
The hard drive doesn't constantly do 100%, I should've nuanced that. It easily reaches 100% workload when I stress the system, while all other components easily manage. Furthermore, the question is how I should improve my hard drive bottleneck situation, as I lack expertise. Concretely, my questions are in the list. Lastly, stackexchange meta told me this was the place to ask this question.
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revised PCIe SSD as main (boot) hard drive on AsRock X97 Extreme M4
Nuance in hard drive workload statement
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