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    Default Gigabyte X48-DQ6 + Samsung SSD 830?

    Hey guys, first time around here. I'm thinking of buying my first SSD and I googled endlessly but can't really find any information on this so here I go:

    Do you think I'll have any compatibility issues with the Samsung SSD 830? I know my board is limited to SATAII, which is cool with me because I can still upgrade to a SATAIII board when I upgrade my system in the future, but I'm not sure whether or not it's going to be fully compatible with my current motherboard. My BIOS is actually the stock F6 and I've had no issues with it (other than the annoying AHCI scan after every damn boot) and even OCing has been a breeze (q9450 running at 3.4ghz on stock voltage...stable for years now).

    Any input is appreciated, thanks. :D

    unrelated: on the gigabyte website it mentions that F8D updates something related to AHCI, is it worth looking into?
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    While Its always good to update drivers I am not familiar with the ssd you ask about. I know samsung makes some good products but their ssd's not sure. What are you looking for? Size vs Quality? You know what women have to say about that. Myself I would look to Corsair, Crucial, or OCZ series 4. I've had good scores from my Corsair 120GB GT considering its on a SataII. Mt OCZ Vertex 4 Does real well on SATA III. Thing is it a http://forums.tweaktown.com/storage-...rformance.html? Its an excellent read and may help you decide, CUDOS to profJim for posting that link.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte X48-DQ6 + Samsung SSD 830?

    Many have connected sata3 ssd's to sata2 ports with no problems other than being limited to sata2 speeds.
    The Samsung 830 ssd's use toggle NAND and I believe that their toggle NAND uses asynchronous memory, without any performance issues or penalties.
    Asynchronous NAND memory with non-toggle memory based ssd's have a serious performance issue with real world benchmarks as the ssd is filled.

    It's often difficult to find out which type of NAND is used (synchronous vs. asynchronous).
    Many manufacturers have similar model names for each Nand type, such as Force3 vs Force GT or Agility3 vs Vertex3.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte X48-DQ6 + Samsung SSD 830?

    I've got two of the Samsung 830's on the way but will be a while before they are installed. Whether or not you'll have any incompatibility problems is hard to tell. I've only had one board that had problems with a particular SSD and that was Asrock Pro 3M.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte X48-DQ6 + Samsung SSD 830?

    It's not the choice of SSD that I'm worried about, it's my motherboard supporting it. The BIOS is from 2008 so I hope it doesn't have any effect. I also wish to know what the "Update Intel AHCI ROM" means in the notes for the F8D BIOS update (I'm currently on the oldest, F6).

    Quote Originally Posted by Conners View Post
    While Its always good to update drivers I am not familiar with the ssd you ask about. I know samsung makes some good products but their ssd's not sure. What are you looking for? Size vs Quality? You know what women have to say about that. Myself I would look to Corsair, Crucial, or OCZ series 4. I've had good scores from my Corsair 120GB GT considering its on a SataII. Mt OCZ Vertex 4 Does real well on SATA III. Thing is it a http://forums.tweaktown.com/storage-...rformance.html? Its an excellent read and may help you decide, CUDOS to profJim for posting that link.
    It's the 128GB Samsung 830. There have been a lot of positive reviews on this and it's proven to be very reliable. I'll look into the link. :)

    Quote Originally Posted by profJim View Post
    Many have connected sata3 ssd's to sata2 ports with no problems other than being limited to sata2 speeds.
    The Samsung 830 ssd's use toggle NAND and I believe that their toggle NAND uses asynchronous memory, without any performance issues or penalties.
    Asynchronous NAND memory with non-toggle memory based ssd's have a serious performance issue with real world benchmarks as the ssd is filled.

    It's often difficult to find out which type of NAND is used (synchronous vs. asynchronous).
    Many manufacturers have similar model names for each Nand type, such as Force3 vs Force GT or Agility3 vs Vertex3.
    Cheers for the input. It's been a tossup between the Intel 330 and the Samsung 830 but many have been pointing towards the Samsung 830. Just hope I don't have to flash my motherboard's BIOS though (depending on what this F8D BIOS version actually does).

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    Default Re: Gigabyte X48-DQ6 + Samsung SSD 830?

    you should be fine,just remember to set to ahci in the bios before you install windows 7

    the samsung 830 is a good ssd for the price
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    Quote Originally Posted by profJim View Post
    Many have connected sata3 ssd's to sata2 ports with no problems other than being limited to sata2 speeds.
    The Samsung 830 ssd's use toggle NAND and I believe that their toggle NAND uses asynchronous memory, without any performance issues or penalties.
    Asynchronous NAND memory with non-toggle memory based ssd's have a serious performance issue with real world benchmarks as the ssd is filled.
    As far as I understand toggle NAND is not synchronius nor asynchronius, it is another type of NAND.

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    @cool_slowbro,you would be better getting the 256gb samsung if you could,its not much more and uses more memory chips which improves performance on toggle nand ssd's
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    Default Re: Gigabyte X48-DQ6 + Samsung SSD 830?

    BTW, both of my sata2 ssd's have excellent performance and no problems installed in my five year old P35-DS3L (AHCI) and N650SLI-DS4 systems with windows 7.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte X48-DQ6 + Samsung SSD 830?

    Yes, you will want to run the update for AHCI. Windows 7 supports AHCI but having the most compatibility from the chipset with updated drivers, etc, can only help, IMO.

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