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Replace HDD with SDD in a laptop

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July 12, 2009 8:48:13 PM

I was about to buy a MSI GT735. I was also going to replace the hard drive with a solid state drive. It is a SATA, so if i try to put a SATA II ssd in, will i not get the performance benefits?

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July 12, 2009 9:33:07 PM

SATA-1 may limit the maximum transfer rate of a fast SSD somewhat, but it won't affect the near-zero seek time and therefore the random I/O performance benefits of an SSD. So it depends on whether you're looking for benefits in, for example, load times (lots of random I/Os, should give benefits even with SATA-1) or in big file copy operations (you'll see benefits, but perhaps not as much as with SATA-2).
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