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SSD Sata 3 temporary laptop use

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July 8, 2011 8:47:46 PM

I have just receved an OCZ Agility3 120gb ss. I am thinking of installing it in my laptop for work for the next couple of months and then moving it to a desktop I use in the winter. Will this effect the drives performance?

The laptop is only sata2

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July 9, 2011 4:45:02 AM

The SSD won't run as fast on a SATA II connection, but it will run.

You can run it in the laptop for a while, then transfer it, yes. You'll probably have to re-install the OS on it, because the desktop will need different drivers, but that's not difficult. It might be smart to do a Secure Erase on the drive in between, to ensure all the drive data structures are reset.

If you are running Windows 7 on both machines, then the drive's performance should be affected (Windows 7 supports TRIM).
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