That means that Newegg has bad information SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Newegg.com
When I open the specification PDF from the Samsung page, it says (one page 2) INTERFACE • 2.5" SATA III (6Gb/s)
So... Newegg is correct... the Samsung 840 Pro SSD is Sata3, not Sata6 as is supported on the motherboard I linked
Still faster than a 7200rpm platter drive, but not Sata6
No, in this case their information is accurate. It is not always the case, but here they are correct.
SATA comes in three generations, SATA I, SATA II (also known as 3 G) and SATA III (also known as 6G). Now there is even a SATA / SAS 12 G interconnect, soon to be followed by SATA Express or NVMe.
See Tweakers Page - Disk Setup for further details.
I may have confused myself... ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com
SATA 3Gbs 4
SATA 6Gbs 4 x SATA 6Gb/s
I was reading that as Sata III and Sata 6, but that may not be right... I now think that the 2nd line is Sata III at 6 Gigabytes per second... which matches the Samsung 840 Pro
As well as SSD being faster than platter drives, the power consumption is lower so I can use an 850w power supply instead of the 1000w I have planned with 4 platter drives
That gives me the 4 "fast" Sata connections I need for 4 SSD drives, and a "slower" Sata connection for my DVD burner... perfect for my needs
Thanks... no raid for me... too much $$ for my needs... home video only... do not really NEED a new computer, but WANT new so now just figuring out what/when to build
Final list of parts (edited after build - Aug 2014)
-CPU temp "at rest" 32-37C and while working in Encore 50-55C (per CPUID HWMonitor utility)
Corsair 2x16Gig Ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233536
RaidMax Full Tower Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156288
4 Pack 120mm Case Fans http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=35-103-052
-2 fans added to top of case, 1 fan added to side of case
Raidmax 1000W Gold http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152044
Samsung 256Gig SSD Boot http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147193
-Windows 8.1 Pro and all software (Adobe, Microsoft, utilities, etc)
Crucial M550 256G temp http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148791
-Premiere Pro and Encore project files and all temporary cache files
-Drive C space http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1007934?tstart=0 see reply 4
Crucial M550 512G input http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148792
-Video and picture files to be used in projects
Crucial M550 128G out http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148790
-Exported output files from Premiere Pro and Encore
MSI 2Gig GTX760 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127745
-works great using NVidia driver 335.23 with Windows 8.1 and the "hack" for P-Pro CS6
Keyboard & Mouse http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823109232
Samsung DVD Burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151269
128Gig USB3 Flash Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820178689
-Use with http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/image-for-linux.htm for full system drive backups
Total was about $2,800
I do not really NEED a new computer, but WANT new so now just figuring out what/when to build
- 4x Intel Xeon processor E7-4800 v2 family (15-Core, 155W TDP) w/QPI up to 8.0GT/s
- 96x DIMMs across 8x memory modules supporting up to 6TB of DDR3 1600MHz Reg. ECC RDIMM and LRDIMM memory
- Up to 48x 2.5" hot-swap HDD/SSD devices (24x default)
- 12Gb/s SAS3 backplane supports up to 24x HDD/SSDs
- Up to 11x PCI-E 3.0 slots, 4x (x16), 7x (x8)
- 2x RJ45 10GBase-T ports,1x dedicated LAN port for IPMI 2.0 remote management via Add-on Card
- BMC supports IPMI 2.0 + KVM w/dedicated LAN
- 4x internal 9cm + 3x external 8cm heavy-duty cooling fans
- Redundant (2+2) 1620W hot-swappable 80 Plus Platinum Level high-efficiency power supplies
- W 17.2" (437mm) x H 7.0" (178mm) x D 31.3" (795mm)
- 24x Intel SSD DC 3600P @ 2 TB (2600 MB/s read, 1700 MB/s write)
Advantage: No raid controller needed.
Thanks, but I'll pass... I don't want have to take out a 2nd mortgage on my house to build a computer!
The $2,800 for my current list I posted above is my limit
Ahh... I can see someone who hasn't ever worked in a data center before. There's another significant disadvantage to that:
I can't hear you. What did you say? ...
Only at GEISCO, NCR SE and SWIFT.
The solution is easy, a soundproof room, next to the humidor room for your cigars.
The Crucial M550 drives are testing in the same performance range as the Samsung drives along with far greater cycle endurance than the 75TB their rated at. They perform extremely well in raid. You may want to consider those for the media and cache drives. The 760GTX 4GB card is only a marginal price increase over the 2GB card. Why not get that one in stead?
The Asrock Extreme 9 is in the price range of that Asus board. I would consider that as well.
Thanks, I will look at the Crucial SSD for the 128/512Gig drives
Based on my reading so far, I "knew" that a 4gig NVidia was "needed" for 4k video... but I suppose a 4gig card would make Photoshop faster even though my video is only "regular" HiDef
I've used Intel and Asus motherboards with very good results, so will have to read about Asrock
>Crucial M550 drives are testing in the same performance range as the Samsung drives
Considering the price differences, why would I not use Crucial for ALL my SSD drives?
Or, why still use a Samsung for boot/software but Crucial for the other drives?
$230 Samsung 256Gig SSD Boot http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147193
$157 Crucial M550 256Gig http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148791
$125 Samsung 128Gig SSD Scratch http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W00ZD1548
$95 Crucial M550 128Gig http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148790
$430 Samsung 512Gig SSD Input http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W00ZD1557
$300 Crucial M550 512Gig http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148792
Well I would use Crucial for all the drives due to the testing results they reflect so far. The Samsung Pro drives do have the Samsung magician utility which makes it easier to update the firmware on the drives depending on the platform and some tools useful for SSD's. Crucial's firmware update utility normally requires a bootable update versus the Windows update on X79 platform. If your comfortable with that for the OS then Crucial for OS is fine.
Hmm... I'm going to have to be able to boot from my DVD drive to install Windows anyway, so IF Crucial offers a way to create a bootable CD then I have no problems booting to install a firmware update... which I am going to HOPE doesn't have to be done very often
The other advantage to Crucial, at least for data, is they offer a 1 Terabyte SSD for only a "small" amount more than the Samsung 512Gig drive... so I can keep "stuff" on the data drive longer without having to move files off to a USB hard drive
ADDED... went to Crucial site and clicked around a bit... they have an ISO to download to create a bootable disc (I presume CD) for firmware upgrades... so will add Crucial to my possible list
Yes that would be the update. Crucial doesn't update their firmware very often unless there are some major fixes. The only consideration is the onboard controller mode. The Crucial bootable update wont see the drives if the Intel controller is in Raid mode. You have to set to AHCI mode long enough to update them.
If you want one slightly higher performance SSD drive take a look at the Plextor M6e PCIe line. My 256 GB model (they have 128 and 512 GB also) exports (writes) from Premiere at 562 MB/second and HDTune Pro the read speed is 743 MB/second. It requires PCie v2 2 lanes and installs automatically . I purchased this one for $300. They now are available for slightly less.
Interesting idea, but after looking at the ASUS Sabertooth X79 motherboard, it won't work unless I use a different Socket 2011 motherboard... no PCI-E v2 connections