Sata 2 motherboard connected with a sata 3 ssd

raze2212

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So my dad has an old pic with a sata 2 connection on the mobo and it boots really slowly so he wanted to install an SSD can I just install any ssd? Or do I need something specific
 

Dunlop0078

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Yeah, any SATA SSD should work with SATA 2. However it will be limited to SATA 2 speeds, max throughput is 300mb/s most SATA SSD's are capable of quite a bit better than that. However even with that limit the SSD will still be faster than pretty much any hard drive.
 

Dunlop0078

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Yeah, any SATA SSD should work with SATA 2. However it will be limited to SATA 2 speeds, max throughput is 300mb/s most SATA SSD's are capable of quite a bit better than that. However even with that limit the SSD will still be faster than pretty much any hard drive.
 

Zerk2012

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Yes but their no reason to spend the money of the fastest SSD you can get a budget one will do fine and show a BIG improvement over a regular hard drive/
 

raze2212

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Thanks a lot i was just asking if I can install I obviously wouldn't have spent a lot of money on a 10 year pc but still thanks

 

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