Need help finding quality SSD for cheap

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Hello everyone, i want to surprise my grandpa with an SSD for his 10 year old desktop. He recently upgraded the ram to 8gb thanks to help from me, i talked to him about SSDs before and how they could really help speed up his system but he didn't sound to impressed or maybe he didn't understand. I want to get him a 500gb SSD for around 50 bucks 60 is ok too. I want it to last a long time so a quality trusted brand is a must as well as Amazon Prime.
 

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Question from rappermcflapper : "Need help with SSD compatibility"





They are backwards compatible.
You'll not get the full speed from an SSD, but it should be a significant improvement anyway.
 
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Question from rappermcflapper : "Need help with SSD compatibility"

So my grandpa has an old desktop with a mb that only supports SATAII 3Gb/s, SSDs these days are mostly SATAlll. What do i do?
 
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Is it worth it then? I don't want to spend 80 bucks on something that will slightly improve the PC
 

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Without knowing the rest of the specs...in general, yes, it would be worth it.
A significant change from an HDD.
 
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I know, when i buy the samsung 860 evo what kind of cable will i need since it doesn't come with one? First time installing one.
 

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It uses the exact same cables as the existing hard drive.
Power cable comes off the PSU. Data cable goes to a port on the motherboard.


What are you planning to do with the OS? Which OS is this?
 
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Ok, it already has windows 7 home premium on a hard drive.
 

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Right.
And are you planning on having the OS on the SSD? Recommended.

You'd need to either do a clean install of the OS on the new drive, or clone everything from the old drive to the new one.

Cables, you'll need one extra SATA data cable.

12 pack, $9
https://www.amazon.com/Benfei-Straight-Locking-Compatible-Driver/dp/B07DRF1XDC

3 pack, $7
https://www.amazon.com/BENFEI-Straight-Locking-Compatible-Driver/dp/B07CWQDPG7
 

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FYI, we can read deleted messages. I suggest you have patience. This is a community of volunteers(most of us have lives outside of here and it is a holiday weekend) and acting rude and impatient will discourage others from continuing to help now and in the future.
 
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