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Hi,

 

I would like to upgrade my PC with a SSD. I'm going to combine the upgrade with a clean Windows 10 install. All my Sata ports are occupied and I would like to keep my current HD's.

 

Does my motherboard suppord the new M.2 SSD's? If not I assume it does support PCI Express SSD's? If so what would be the benefits of a M.2?

 

When I'm installing Windows, will a PCI SSD be visible just like normal Sata HDD's when managing the partitions?

 

Which SSD's would you recommend? 128 GB is enough, but 256 GB would also be ok. Budget max €130,- ($143).

 

Specs:

Motherboard: Asus M4a79T Deluxe (AM3, 790FX)
Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition (3,4Ghz) (quad-core)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB 2 x 4 GB - DIMM 240-pins - DDR3 - 1600 MHz / PC3-12800 - CL9 - 1.5 V
Graphics Card: MSI Lightning Boost Radeon HD 7970 3GB
Harddisk: Western Digital Velociraptor 150Gb (10.000RPM SATAII) +       Western Digital Raptor       150Gb (10.000RPM SATA) + Samsung 1TB 7200RPM
DVD Drive: Aopen DVD+RWDVD-RW
Power: Zalman ZM850-HP (850watt)
Casefans: 4x 14cm (sharkoon), 2x 12cm (coolermaster) en 1x 10cm (zalman) silent casefans
CPU fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 PLus
Case: Coolermaster CM690 


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