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#1 bluesjunior

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 03:42 AM

I have been reading some very good reviews of the Samsung SSD in the link http://www.ebuyer.com/695885-samsung-850-evo-120gb-2-5inch-ssd-mz-75e120bw but am unsure if it is compatible with my Win7 64bit PC. The existing hard drive is a 465GB Samsung HD502HJ ATA Device (SATA) if this helps. Sorry for the bother but I am a pensioner who never grew up with modern tech like younger people. Any advice much appreciated.


Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3, CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Processor, Memory: OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz,Graphics: PowerColor HD 5750 1GB GDDR5,
PSU: Corsair 430W CX PSU 4x SATA 1x PCI-E, Hard Drive:Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache.

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 12:20 PM

I'm not sure what would make it "incompatible" other than the lack of a SATA port/connection and/or cable.  Connects just like any SATA hard drive would.

 

FWIW:  Being a pensioner myself...I see nothing to envy younger persons for technology-wise...on the contrary, I think having seen prior times before development of these technologies...allows me to be more appreciative of the opportunities they offer today for expanding knowledge and personal enjoyment :).

 

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Edited by hamluis, 25 August 2015 - 12:22 PM.


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Posted 25 August 2015 - 02:44 PM

The "incompatibility" question was aimed at the fact that all the other SSD's I looked at mentioned they were SATA III or II whereas this one had no mention of SATA at all. I liked the reviews for it so it was my preferred option but I just wanted clarification.


Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3, CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Processor, Memory: OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz,Graphics: PowerColor HD 5750 1GB GDDR5,
PSU: Corsair 430W CX PSU 4x SATA 1x PCI-E, Hard Drive:Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache.

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 03:07 PM

Yep, it should work no problem.  It's SATA III but backward compatible with older versions.  There are SSD's that use different (non-SATA) interfaces but they tend to look very different, e.g. this is also an 850 Evo - http://www.ebuyer.com/706329-samsung-120gb-850-evo-m-2-ssd-mz-n5e120bw  which uses an M2 interface.


Edited by jonuk76, 25 August 2015 - 03:08 PM.

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 03:30 AM

Thank you jonuk76.


Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3, CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Processor, Memory: OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz,Graphics: PowerColor HD 5750 1GB GDDR5,
PSU: Corsair 430W CX PSU 4x SATA 1x PCI-E, Hard Drive:Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache.




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