SSD Compatability (noob question) Tags: SSD Hard Drives Storage Product Last response: January 3, 2012 4:24 AM in Storage Share ashscott January 2, 2012 8:57:44 AM Hi Everyone, I'm wanting to replace the SATA HDD in my Acer travelmate 7730 laptop with a 128GB SSD but I don't know anything about it. How do I know which SSDs are compatible with my motherboard and the pins from the current HDD? My current HDD is 150GB Hitachi HTS543232L9A300 What kind of performance increases can I expect or will it not be that effective on such on old machine (2.66 GHZ dual core CPU)? Thanks in advance for any help you can give Ash More about : ssd compatability noob question rolli59 a c 265 G Storage January 2, 2012 11:00:25 AM Your current drive is SATA 3Gb so any laptop SSD should fit the same connection. There will be a large increase in drive speed. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-upgrade-hdd-per... m 0 l ashscott January 3, 2012 4:15:32 AM OK, Will my motherboard restrict the performance increases? I'm reading about tenfold increases in boot times and other operations....can I expect that kind of improvement? Ash m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer JackNaylorPE a c 115 G Storage January 3, 2012 4:24:22 AM I have no real experience with notebook HD's but for desktops a 1st tier SSD (15.2 seconds) will boot in about 2/3 the time as a 1st tier (21,2 secs) HD. One option ya might wanna consider is a Seagate Momentus.....boots windows in 17 seconds, has 750 GB of space and is just a bit more moola than a 120 GB SSD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSSD noob question Forum SolvedSSD Noob Question YAY :D Forum SolvedSsd noob question Forum SolvedNoob SSD Question Forum SolvedHey guys noob here just a compatibility question. Forum SolvedNoob SSD question Forum SolvedNoob question - Compatible Parts? Forum SolvedAnother Compatibility question - noob here. Forum Noob question,, can a blu ray be used as a ssd Forum Noob needs help with SSD question Forum [HELP] SSD Questions. Noob is Confused.. Forum Bought new SSD, fresh OS install but first... (beware noob questions) Forum General SSD Noob questions Forum A few noob SSD questions Forum Noob ram compatibility question Forum SolvedSSD Compatibility Question Forum Noob question about receiver compatibility Forum SolvedCompatibility question: SSD work with Motherboard? Forum SolvedNoob with SSD install Forum SolvedNoob question regarding overclocking, Hackintosh and updating the BIOS Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !