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Windows 7: SSD Harddrive

03 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro
SSD Harddrive

This has probably been asked before. I presently have a mother board with Sata Drive connectors. Is there anyway to use an SSD hard drive with this mother board?

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03 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

Yes. The connections on an SSD are the same as any other sata hard drive.
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03 Nov 2011   #3

Win 7 ultimate x64 sp1

i just replaced my old 2006 era 3.5 in. wd sata II drive with a 2.5 in. seagate sata II ssd hybrid drive. it has the same sata connectors that the sata II/III ssd drives do, and the same as the old drive. had to get a 2.5->3.5 adapter, got one with a heat sink while i was at it. drive plugs into adapter, and is screwed to the heat sink part, old sata cables plug into adapter. i've heard some ssd's may have trouble with older MBs, so it would depend on your MB model and the ssd. the hybrid works a treat in my old system unjumpered, gives me 500GB and very fast reads as well, tho not near as fast as a true ssd.
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04 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro

Thanks for the info just what I needed to know.
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04 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2

You will only benefit fully from SSD drive if you have 6Gbps sata sockets opposed to 3Gbps connections, as you'll be throtteling the SSD's performance by about 1-1.5Gbps. As they effectively run at about 4.5Gbps.

(Apologies if I got the abbreviation wrong, its gigabits per second not gigabytes)

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