Upgrading from HDD to SSD

I have a Dell Precision M65 that is currently runs a SATA I HDD:

I was wondering if I could upgrade to a OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II:

without encountering any major compatibility problems.

(Once this computer gets run to the ground, I plan on transferring the SSD to my new rig)
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    These are the disks in the computer:
    Primary: Serial ATA up to 120GB at 5400 RPM or 100GB at 7200 RPM
    Secondary: Parallel ATA, 80GB at 5400 RPM

    The SSD that you are considering is a SATA SSD.

    This means that you can swap the primary (existing) SATA hard disk with the new SSD. The way to do this is by cloning the existing SATA drive to the new SSD drive. This can be done by using Apricorn's Drivewire:

    The instructions and procedures are very clear in the manual. (I have used this to successfully replace and upgrade hard disks from one laptop and 2 desktops).

    After cloning, you replace the existing SATA disk with the newly cloned SSD.
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