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Very Old Motherboard With Very New SSD

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December 23, 2011 3:45:50 PM

Hello.! :pt1cable: 

I have 4 years old PC with amd athlon 64 x 2 4800+ dual core processor & asus M2A-MX motherboard pretty old!!
So now i'm think to upgrade HDD To SSD i chosen this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
so its a SATA 3 SSD with SATA 0 motherboard or whatever..

So i have few questions before buy i hope anybody can solve..!

Do u think this new SSD will support & work fine with my old motherboard
Do u think i will get full performance of SSD with old low speed motherboard & high speed SSD i mean its 6 gbps
any als problem i can get? or any you suggest any more better SSD around 150$

here is more information about motherboard http://www.afterdawn.com/products/product_details.cfm/3...

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December 23, 2011 4:04:23 PM

Even on your "old" system, the hard-drive is by far the slowest thing, so an SSD will still be behind the speed of the CPU and RAM. You will actually see a pretty good difference between a 4 yr old hard drive and a solid state one.

SATA connections will be backwards compatible so no worries there.
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December 23, 2011 7:20:23 PM

You should look for a cheaper SATA II SSD like one of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...

The reason is that your SSD will be bottlenecked by the SATA channel and will only give you SATA I or SATA II speed. If you plan to transfer it to a SATA III mobo in the future your plan is fine, But it is a waste if you buy a SATA III and run it at SATA II bandwidth.
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December 24, 2011 1:54:49 PM

you should be fine. some people at neweg did a test and there is very little difference in speed between sata 1, sata 2, sata 3.
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December 24, 2011 2:47:24 PM

mistakwa said:
you should be fine. some people at neweg did a test and there is very little difference in speed between sata 1, sata 2, sata 3.


True With Classic Mechanical HDDs But When It Comes To SSD's Even The Slowest Of Modern Ones Can Come Close To Saturating SATA 2, However Like The Guy Above Said It Would Still Be A Substantial Boost To An Older Machine, So Id Say Go For It. It Wouldnt Be A Waste Because It Could Be Later Installed In An Upgraded Machine Or New Custom Build.
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