[SOLVED] Does SATA-2 make a difference in boot time?

Sagar_20

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I'm willing to upgrade my prebuilt Dell desktop (Core i5-2310, 8 GB ddr3 Ram) with some top of the line ssd like Samsung 860 Evo or Crucial MX 500, however it has only SATA-2 support so my question is whether apart from the data transfer speeds, it would impact the boot time too?
May be i could install a pcie expansion card but i don't know if it's worth it at all.
 

Satan-IR

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jojesa said it. Go for SSD even with SATA II.

If you plan to upgrade after a while, the system you get will difinitely have SATA III so the expansion card might be useless later on.

But to take full advantage of the SSD now I'd say go for that too if it's not too expensive.
 

maxamillionfeettall

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I went from sata 2 to a sata 3 pci-e, and the boot time wasn't thaat noticeable, the game loading time definitely was. So any ssd even at sata 2 will be many times better then hdd, but sata 3 is def ideal.
 

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