Ryan's Law is not the only suggestion when it comes to SSDs

Subject: Storage | February 21, 2018 - 05:59 PM |

The SSD Review has posted a general guide on SSDs and how to ensure you pick the right one.  There are a huge variety of SSDs on the market now, from the original 2.5" SATA drives straight through to M.2 NVMe gum sticks.  Their guide will ensure you know the importance of matching your motherboard to an SSD, to ensure compatibility and performance as well as covering software and firmware updates.  For the more experience, they also delve into the various UEFI/BIOS settings you should look at to balance performance, stability and possibly battery life.  It is a bit of a long read but worth it if you are feeling confused

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"This report will be chronological, explaining what needs to be considered in your build including motherboard, SSD selection and installation, UEFI/BIOS settings, OS installation, and finally, SSD optimizations that should be considered."

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February 21, 2018 | 06:36 PM - Posted by Jgr9 (not verified)

So this is for reviewers, not consumers.

I'm not 100% sure, but I think my MSI Z68A-GD80 (G3) can only use a SATA drive?

Yes, it does have PCIE 3, but I don't think the BIOS allows you to boot from it. Though I did find one forum report that managed to get a BIOS modification to boot one on it or a similar board (with some major limitations), but, or so, I'm not willing to risk it.

February 21, 2018 | 09:26 PM - Posted by CNote

Pretty sure anything pre 1150 won't boot

February 22, 2018 | 05:31 AM - Posted by VintageDude (not verified)

What again is Ryan's Law? Is that to wait for 10 cents per GB on SSD's?

February 22, 2018 | 06:23 PM - Posted by djotter

Ryan's Law - If an SSD is not for sale at or under 10c/GB then it's not worth Ryan's time.

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