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August 24, 2012 6:16:07 AM

Hello. I was thinking about buying a 64GB SSD for cheap in hopes to speed up my older PC. My PC is very quite but the only thing i can hear is my hard drive when im doing stuff but at idle it's silent.

Anyway i was just wondering if maybe a SSD is not compatible with computers that are a few years old. My hard drive uses a sata cable and while i was browsing SSD's i seen some that said "SATA II" and "SATA III" So that's why i was curious. Thanks!

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a c 88 G Storage
August 24, 2012 6:34:38 AM

SSDs require that the storage controller operate in AHCI mode for proper operation. SSDs will also not perform correctly on many add-in storage controllers and dedicated RAID controllers. It is highly recommended that they be connected to the Intel chipset ports whenever possible.

SSDs will work in IDE mode but all features may not be available and performance may diminish over time.
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August 24, 2012 6:36:34 AM

Pinhedd said:
SSDs require that the storage controller operate in AHCI mode for proper operation. SSDs will also not perform correctly on many add-in storage controllers and dedicated RAID controllers. It is highly recommended that they be connected to the Intel chipset ports whenever possible.

SSDs will work in IDE mode but all features may not be available and performance may diminish over time.



I wish i was computer literate =\
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a c 88 G Storage
August 24, 2012 6:44:01 AM

Yes it will work.
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August 24, 2012 6:52:42 AM

Pinhedd said:
Yes it will work.



Thanks =o
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a c 88 G Storage
August 24, 2012 7:06:31 AM

The OCZ Vertex lineup is better than the OCZ Agility lineup but both will be far better than any platter drive.

I'm personally a huge fan of the Mushkin Chronos Deluxe SSDs. I have 2 in my PC and a couple more in the house as well. Mushkin is the king of the bang for buck ratio.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Chronos Deluxe SSDs use Toshiba's Toggle mode NAND Flash which is far more reliable than standard Asynchronous/Synchronous NAND Flash used by other manufacturers. This is expected to double the lifespan of the SSD so it should last up to 10 years

The non-Deluxe Chronos SSDs uses industry standard ONFi NAND Flash which is just as fast but not expected to last as long.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 24, 2012 7:10:35 AM

Pinhedd said:
The OCZ Vertex lineup is better than the OCZ Agility lineup but both will be far better than any platter drive.

I'm personally a huge fan of the Mushkin Chronos Deluxe SSDs. I have 2 in my PC and a couple more in the house as well. Mushkin is the king of the bang for buck ratio.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Chronos Deluxe SSDs use Toshiba's Toggle mode NAND Flash which is far more reliable than standard Asynchronous/Synchronous NAND Flash used by other manufacturers. This is expected to double the lifespan of the SSD so it should last up to 10 years

The non-Deluxe Chronos SSDs uses industry standard ONFi NAND Flash which is just as fast but not expected to last as long.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Ooh awesome thanks, 120GB twice as much space ty ty. I will go with the one that lasts longer i just need more money =P Thanks a lot man.
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a c 88 G Storage
August 24, 2012 7:11:43 AM

K K0 said:
Ooh awesome thanks, 120GB twice as much space ty ty. I will go with the one that lasts longer i just need more money =P Thanks a lot man.


Yup. The two best investments anyone can make right now are in a good SSD and a good monitor
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August 24, 2012 7:14:00 AM

Pinhedd said:
Yup. The two best investments anyone can make right now are in a good SSD and a good monitor


I just bought a HD 7750 for $69 + shipping from ncix ebay outlet it said openbox/refurbished but it seems brand new, Now i need a new monitor! =D
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a c 88 G Storage
August 24, 2012 7:23:19 AM

K K0 said:
I just bought a HD 7750 for $69 + shipping from ncix ebay outlet it said openbox/refurbished but it seems brand new, Now i need a new monitor! =D


Samsung is the king of displays, as are the companies that they produce them for (Dell, Asus and a couple others)
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August 24, 2012 7:27:07 AM

Pinhedd said:
Samsung is the king of displays, as are the companies that they produce them for (Dell, Asus and a couple others)


Awesome thank you! You are very knowledgeable with computers i copied all this onto a notepad so i don't forget =P
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a c 88 G Storage
August 24, 2012 7:27:59 AM

K K0 said:
Awesome thank you! You are very knowledgeable with computers i copied all this onto a notepad so i don't forget =P


Awesome, good luck.
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August 31, 2012 12:14:00 AM

Best answer selected by K K0.
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