If you’ve been following everything related to SSDs (Solid State Drives) then you should be aware that for the past 3 years performance hasn’t really changed since obviously the SATA 3 (III) standard with its maximum theoretical speed of 600MB/s has been more than enough for people unwilling to spend more for a PCIex based solution. The new SATA 3.2 standard was announced last year and according to its specs-sheet it will boost the maximum theoretical throughput for storage devices to 16Gb/s (2GB/s) since it’s based on the SATA Express standard which uses up to two PCI Express 3.0 lanes. Some mainboards that make use of the new 3.2 standard have already been announced but it will take some time for it to be established and so for now SATA 3 compatible SSDs are the way to go (if you aim to win the masses). Today on our test bench we have one of the latest SSD models to hit the market the Q Series Pro 256GB by Toshiba.
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