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SSD on Sata 2

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Swiftz, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Swiftz


    Joined: Jul 20, 2016

    Posts: 100

    I have bought the Crucial MX500 on Black Friday for my media PC so I can move the OS and programs from the mechanical drive to the SSD but the computer only has SATA 2 ports, will the SSD be a upgrade or a waste on the system?
  2. Fluffybob


    Joined: Aug 3, 2011

    Posts: 338

    Location: Lancashire

    as long as the drive is backwards compatible with Sata 2 it will be a massive improvement over mechanical.
  3. apostolis_kt


    Joined: Oct 20, 2010

    Posts: 584

    I put an 840 evo SSD on my relic Q9550 of a desktop (sata 2) and gave it a new lease of life a few years back. Still works and its alot faster now. Waiting for new ryzen platform to finally get an up to date pc.
  4. Glanza


    Joined: Mar 13, 2007

    Posts: 9,500

    Location: South Yorkshire

    Even with sata 2 you'll still see / feel the benefit.
  5. mattyfez


    Joined: Apr 12, 2007

    Posts: 8,997

    It will still be noticeably faster and worth while..
    The transfer speed over sata 2 is way faster than any mechanical drive could hope to achive, so any SSD will be able to utilise more of that extra bandwidth.