Will a ssd work on my desktop

I have a gateway dx4200-09. I dont play games and only the use the computer for the internet and watching movies. I would like to add a ssd for the operating system and the handful of programs that I have.

What is the recommended size ssd for windows vista and maybe 10-20 gigs max in programs?

I believe my current hdd is a sata ll
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  1. 120/128GB is the sweet spot for mild storage use. But considering this is a laptop that might not be able to get both a HDD and SDD, consider a 240/256GB.
  2. this actually a desktop
  3. Then a 120/128GB SSD will do fine... But keep in mind, I don't believe you have SATA3, so you will not use an SSD to the max. But its till worth it in my opinion...
  4. You won´t regret if you really get a SSD! :)

    It is really simple to install -- just disconect the HDD cables (SATA and Power), then connect the new SSD, and install the Operational System -- make sure to set it as AHCI and as the primary boot driver. After intallation just reconnect the HDD cables, and use it as storage driver.

    Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226236

    OCZ Vertex 4 128GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227791

    or

    SAMSUNG 830 128GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147163

    I prefer SAMSUNG 830.

    Useful SSD Articles http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/270102-32-useful-articles-part
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