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January 25, 2013 4:11:53 PM

HI everyone, I was wondering if I can put an ssd in my pc, its almost 5 years old, here are the specs, i believe the new SSD's are Sata3, I think mine is capable of Sata2.

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (3.0ghz)
Ram: 4Gb Dual-Channel DDR2@492MHZ (5-5-5-15)
Mobo: Gigabyte EP45-UD3p (Socket 775)
Graphics: 1024mb Geforce GTX 285
HD: 279GB WD3000
Case: Antec 1200

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January 25, 2013 5:13:14 PM

I believe you can. SATA III is backwards compatible with SATA II. What OS are you running on that computer? If you are running Windows XP you might want to check http://ee.gigabyte.com/products/page/mb/ga-ep45-ud3p_10... for the SATA preinstallation drivers.

Edit: I should have read your post more closely. I see you are running Windows 7.
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January 25, 2013 5:27:00 PM

drizzo01 said:
HI everyone, I was wondering if I can put an ssd in my pc, its almost 5 years old, here are the specs, i believe the new SSD's are Sata3, I think mine is capable of Sata2.

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (3.0ghz)
Ram: 4Gb Dual-Channel DDR2@492MHZ (5-5-5-15)
Mobo: Gigabyte EP45-UD3p (Socket 775)
Graphics: 1024mb Geforce GTX 285
HD: 279GB WD3000
Case: Antec 1200



Yes, your mobo supports ssd, however don't expect your ssd to run at sata 3 speeds. Rule of thumb if any is to divide by half thus 500/2.5 you may see up to a max of 250MBs read / write depending upon the drive itself and the chipset used.

South Bridge:

6x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATA2_0, SATA2_1, SATA2_2, SATA2_3, SATA2_4, SATA2_5) supporting up to 6 SATA 3Gb/s devices
Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10

GIGABYTE SATA2 chip:

1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-133/100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices
2 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (GSATA2_0, GSATA2_1) supporting up to 2 SATA 3Gb/s devices
Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1 and JBOD
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January 25, 2013 6:03:36 PM

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