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.
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