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Upgrading Old Laptop HDD to SSD


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#1 LoboTek

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 06:56 PM

Hello, I am looking to upgrade my laptop from its HDD to an SSD. This seems to be fairly easy upgrade, though the issue that I keep running into is the uncertainty that the now standard Sata 3 connectors of many of the SSDs I keep finding will not be compatible with my laptop's Sata 1 connector. I don't have much of a budget ($70.00), and one posible option that I was able to find is this one: http://goo.gl/31Wj71 (says it works with Sata 2 but nothing about Sata 1)

 

So my questions is, do you believe that this is a good product that will provide and increase in performance, and is it compatible with my laptop (Sata 1)?

 

 

Operating System: Windows 7 Home 64 bit

CPU: Intel Celeron 900 / 2.2 GHz

Chip Set: Mobile Intel GL40 Express

RAM: DDR2 SDRAM

Graphics Processor: Intel GMA 4500M

Additional Info: http://www.cnet.com/products/hp-compaq-presario-cq60-615dx/specs/

 

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 08:04 PM

This shows the difference in various sata's, I believe a sata 3 will run on a sata 1 setup but at much lesser speeds.  You may still have some benefit, wait for finer minds to chime in.

 

http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8142/~/difference-between-sata-i%2C-sata-ii-and-sata-iii


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Posted 25 November 2015 - 09:24 PM

Thank you for the info, it breaks everything down nicely. According to them Sata 3 should be backwards compatible but as you stated, with lower speeds. I also appreciate that its SanDisk providing the info since thats the same brand of SSD I'm looking at.



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Posted 25 November 2015 - 09:35 PM

At that price I would go for it.


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Posted 27 November 2015 - 05:39 PM

Generally, they are back-compatible, but not always.  I have seen some exceptions.  Buy the SSD from a place you can get a refund.






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