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It would be interesting to see if one of these HP drives would do about 3GB/s reads in the PCIe 3.0 x16 slot.
These are selling for an amazingly low 50 USD right now at Newegg. 256 GB size too.
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Not quite!. Finally installed mine and got everything up and running quite quickly without any issues. I'm guessing the higher storage models of the EX920 or the EX950 are much faster, but even so, this is quick!!!.

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I'm guessing the higher storage models of the EX920 or the EX950 are much faster
3x the speed of Sata based SSDs is good for the low price you paid for the EX920.
May be that it's limited in read speeds because it's in a PCIe 2.0 slot instead of the faster/newer 3.0.
PCIe 2.0 can carry up to 5GT/s and a single PCIe 3.0 lane can carry 8GT/s.

Are you going to be testing in the x16 slot ? If you test it when using HD4000 and a x16 slot, I'd expect somewhat faster read speeds or it may be that 1.5 - 2.0 GB/s is the limit of what these motherboards can offer to us.
 
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Are you going to be testing in the x16 slot ? If you test it when using HD4000 and a x16 slot, I'd expect somewhat faster read speeds or it may be that 1.5 - 2.0 GB/s is the limit of what these motherboards can offer to us.
Yes I have it installed in the x16 slot and get HD4000 from my i3-3245 processor. I think it's down to what the motherboard can offer us. Even so like you said 3x the speed of a standard SSD is great for the price I paid.
 
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Yes I have it installed in the x16 slot and get HD4000 from my i3-3245 processor. I think it's down to what the motherboard can offer us. Even so like you said 3x the speed of a standard SSD is great for the price I paid.
craig, thanks for testing that setup for us, i was curious if that would work. might be an upgrade for me AFTER i get a AMD GFX card upgrade.
 
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NEWBIE Success!

I just want to add to the many who've had success with the HP 8300. This PC, with the excellent tools provided on the site, really is as easy as you could reasonably expect coming from a completely non-tech background. The only issues i had were understanding the language (which comes with some patience and googling) and downloading High Sierra (i couldn't download the whole install, only the stub, even after trying a few solutions on the site). In the end i downloaded and installed Sierra first, and then directly updated to High Sierra.

I had no desire to run a hackintosh until i tried to connect an external monitor i need for photo-editing to my Macbook Pro -it worked intermittently, apparently an issue that some have, for which Apple provided no solution. My preconception was that hackintoshing would be a nightmare of terminal commands and general OS instability. What i was surprised (and impressed) by was the simplicity of Multibeast and Clover, which just work really well.

Thanks to all the people who've done the work and written the software to make it such an easy process.
Regards.
 
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