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[Solved] SSD For Old Computer

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March 14, 2012 3:15:18 PM

I have my old computer I bought in 2007, it is an Core2 Duo 6300. It has a 320GB hard drive, I am running Window 7 Ultimate 32bit, 2GB Ram Bios Ver. 3.14. Can I put a 120GB SSD in it? I am also thinking of upgrading the Ram memory to 4 or 8GB if I switch to Windows 7 64bit. I'm not sure about the mother board, it is a HP Media Center, can you help?

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March 14, 2012 3:25:23 PM

As long as your motherboard has an open SATA port - yes you can.
You're only doing home office/home entertainment stuff?
Probably add 2GB of RAM for 4GB total. You shouldn't need 8GB.
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March 14, 2012 3:45:03 PM

I have an removable hard drive dock, it slides in an out of the front,I have never used it, removable drive didn't come with the computer. Would that be a Sata port? Don't know what a Sata port looks like, do you have a pic of it?
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March 14, 2012 3:45:37 PM

An older Intel 320 series SSD was as reliable as they came - SATA II - no need for SATA III.
-Bruce
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March 14, 2012 3:50:23 PM

SATA Ports look like this:



You probably have a cable from one going to a hard drive and maybe even the DVD drive.
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March 19, 2012 2:22:55 AM

Hi, you were asking what kind of mother board I had, I downloaded cpu-z and got that info... I wasn't sure about the sata ports... It is a ASUSTek Buckeye version 1.05
Chipset Intel P965/G965 Rev. C2
Southbridge Intel 82801HH (1CH8DH) Rev. B0
LPCIO Fintec F8000
Phoenix Technologies LTD
Version 3.17

Can an SSD be added to this board???
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March 19, 2012 12:26:16 PM

Which ssd would you recommend, I have a unused optical drive, should I put it in there???
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March 19, 2012 12:38:10 PM

What kind of budget do you have?
Does your case have another HDD bay available in the case?
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March 19, 2012 1:40:40 PM

My HDD is mounted vertically and the removable HDD is right beside it, I could remove the shell that the remove HDD fits into... There's a door that open in front for the removable drive, so I can have a look at my SSD...LOL
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March 19, 2012 1:42:26 PM

OK, you'll need some type of adapter kit to have the 2.5" fit in the 5.25" drive bay.

And the budget for the SSD?
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March 19, 2012 1:43:30 PM

Hmmm....... measure the removeable drive bay opening.
It might be a normal 3.5" drive sized bay.
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March 19, 2012 1:49:42 PM

It is a 5.25" bay...
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March 19, 2012 2:15:35 PM

My Sata ports are multi colored Blue,Red, Yellow, and Purple, what do these colors mean???
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March 19, 2012 2:22:41 PM

I only have a 300W Power Supply that won't be a problem will it???
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