On my motherboard I have a PCIe v1.0 x16 slot. According to Wikipedia, it's able to transfer at ~4 GB/s.
I'm thinking of getting a PCIe SSD (for example, this one), which is limited to ~3.8 GB/s.
However, the SSD is made for PCIe v3.0 x4, which, despite also being limited to ~3.9 GB/s, poses a problem for me. Since it's only using 4 slots (hence the x4), if I plug it directly into my PCIe slot, it'll be limited to ~1 GB/s (or a quarter of the speed). Why? Because I have a PCIe version 1.0, and the SSD is designed for 3.0.
Is there an adapter that will take my PCIe v1.0 x16 slot, at 4 GB/s, and give me a PCIE v3.0 x4 slot, at 3.9 GB/s?
If so, could someone recommend one?
This was originally posted over at SuperUser here. Evidently it's off topic there :(, but as this site is still in beta, you can't migrate questions here IIRC. There was a pretty extended discussion in the comments, so I'll include a screenshot of the post below.