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Windows 7: need a ssd for my computer

20 Apr 2012   #1
irbullet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
need a ssd for my computer

I have been looking around and I see Ssd's are great. I have a bit older computer so I'm confused
I would like to get the best one I can for my budget.
My budget is $100. I know its not a lot but its just for windows as I have a 1tb hdd. 40-60gb would be enough
Any suggestions? Sorry for so many topics I am working on my computer a lot lately


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21 Apr 2012   #2
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Save your $100 and wait until you have a better computer and more money to spend on a SSD.

You say you have an older computer, how old is it? Years.

I see in your profile it is a Dell GX 280 with a P4 CPU. Save your money.
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21 Apr 2012   #3
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

My Daughter had a Dell 1525 laptop. It had 2GB of ram, a T2390 (1.8zghz) CPU and Vista home basics on it. She gave it to me to fix up for her. It was so slow, I had refused to use it. I put in 4GB ram, installed Windows 7 and put in an SSD. It has made it seem like a new computer. SSDs can really speed up an older computer, and can also be removed and put in a new computer whenever you decide to buy one.
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21 Apr 2012   #4
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Steve

They show 4 versions. Go down about half way on this page to "Connectors" sub section "System board connectors". Listed under serial ATA.
Two versions have 2 Sata and 2 have one connector.
Documentation

I agree something like an Intel 320 or similar would work.
We would need more specific info it appears to know for sure if he has the connections.

I'm unfamiliar with Dell so have no idea what version he has.
Mike
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21 Apr 2012   #5
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Steve

They show 4 versions. Go down about half way on this page to "Connectors" sub section "System board connectors". Listed under serial ATA.
Two versions have 2 Sata and 2 have one connector.
Documentation

I agree something like an Intel 320 or similar would work.
We would need more specific info it appears to know for sure if he has the connections.

I'm unfamiliar with Dell so have no idea what version he has.
Mike
Dell is very propietary about their set ups. I had a desktop, and the way the hard drives installed was difficult, I ended up using duct tape for it, but it worked. The sata connections were the same as any computer though. But, you are right, he can look in his manual and make sure of what kind of connections he has and whether his bios has AHCI mode. Or just look inside the case at the hard drive he has now. If it is a standard hard drive with the available connections, it should work. I put an Intel X25-M in mine and it works well. My Daughter's 6 year old laptop was no problem. It fit right in. It was a 5 minute job. But he should make sure of the type of drives used and the connections before buying an SSD. From the description it is difficult to tell other than the fact that he apparently has sata 1 ports , if they are not IDE. It lists both. The best thing would be for him to look inside and determine if his hard drive is sata and if there is another sata port and extra sata power cable.
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21 Apr 2012   #6
irbullet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Steve

They show 4 versions. Go down about half way on this page to "Connectors" sub section "System board connectors". Listed under serial ATA.
Two versions have 2 Sata and 2 have one connector.
Documentation

I agree something like an Intel 320 or similar would work.
We would need more specific info it appears to know for sure if he has the connections.

I'm unfamiliar with Dell so have no idea what version he has.
Mike
Dell is very propietary about their set ups. I had a desktop, and the way the hard drives installed was difficult, I ended up using duct tape for it, but it worked. The sata connections were the same as any computer though. But, you are right, he can look in his manual and make sure of what kind of connections he has and whether his bios has AHCI mode. Or just look inside the case at the hard drive he has now. If it is a standard hard drive with the available connections, it should work. I put an Intel X25-M in mine and it works well. My Daughter's 6 year old laptop was no problem. It fit right in. It was a 5 minute job. But he should make sure of the type of drives used and the connections before buying an SSD. From the description it is difficult to tell other than the fact that he apparently has sata 1 ports , if they are not IDE. It lists both. The best thing would be for him to look inside and determine if his hard drive is sata and if there is another sata port and extra sata power cable.
I believe I have 4 ports
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21 Apr 2012   #7
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

You may want to see if you have sata power connectors available and check sata configuration in your bios and see if you have the option for AHCI mode. It will help performance a lot. It will do OK in IDE mode, but much better in AHCI
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