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change from SATA2 to SSD?

Postby cccc » Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:34 pm

hi

I have this motherboard and this hard disk:
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Motherboard ---------------------------------------------------------------

 [Computer]
  Computer Brand Name:                    LENOVO 1578E1G
 [Motherboard]
  Motherboard Model:                      LENOVO
  Motherboard Chipset:                    Intel H61 (Cougar Point)
  Motherboard Slots:                      4xPCI Express x1, 1xPCI Express x16
  PCI Express Version Supported:          v2.0
  USB Version Supported:                  v2.0
 [PCH Features]
  USB Port Count:                         10 ports
  RAID Capability:                        Not Supported
  SATA Ports 2 and 3:                     Not Supported
  SATA Port 1 6 Gb/s:                     Not Supported
  SATA Port 0 6 Gb/s:                     Not Supported
  PCI Interface:                          Not Supported
  PCI Express Ports 5 and 6:              Supported
  USB Redirect (USBr):                    Not Supported
  Intel Anti-Theft Technology:            Supported
  PCI Express Ports 7 and 8:              Not Supported
  PCH Integrated Graphics Support:        Supported
  Data Center Manageability Interface (DCMI): Supported
  Node Manager:                           Supported
 [BIOS]
  BIOS Manufacturer:                      American Megatrends
  BIOS Date:                              08/10/2012
  BIOS Version:                           9QKT39AUS
  EFI BIOS:                               Capable
  Super-IO/LPC Chip:                      Winbond/Nuvoton NCT6776


WDC WD5003ABYX-01WERA1 ----------------------------------------------------

 [General Information]
  Drive Controller:                       Serial ATA 3Gb/s
  Drive Model:                            WDC WD5003ABYX-01WERA1
  Drive Revision:                         01.01S02
  Drive Serial Number:                    WD-WMAYP3393761
  Drive Capacity:                         476,940 MBytes (500 GB)
  Drive Capacity [MB]:                    476940
  Media Rotation Rate:                    7200 RPM
 [Drive Geometry]
  Number of Cylinders:                    16383
  Number of Heads:                        16
  Sectors Per Track:                      63
  Bytes Per Sector:                       Unknown
  Bytes Per Track:                        Unknown
  Number Of ECC Bytes:                    50
  Number of Sectors:                      16514064
  Total 32-bit LBA Sectors:               268435455
  Total 48-bit LBA Sectors:               976773168
  Cache Buffer Size:                      N/A
  Controller Type:                        Not Specified
 [Transfer Modes]
  Sectors Per Interrupt:                  Total: 16, Active: 16
  Max. PIO Transfer Mode:                 4
  Multiword DMA Mode:                     Total: 2, Active: -
  Singleword DMA Mode:                    Total: -, Active: -
  Ultra-DMA Mode:                         Total: 6 (ATA-133), Active: 5 (ATA-100)
  Max. Multiword DMA Transfer Rate:       16.7 MBytes/s
  Max. PIO with IORDY Transfer Rate:      16.7 MBytes/s
  Max. PIO w/o IORDY Transfer Rate:       16.7 MBytes/s
  Transfer Width:                         16-bit
  Native Command Queuing:                 Supported, Max. Depth: 32
  TRIM Command:                           Not Supported
 [Device flags]
  Fixed Drive:                            Present
  Removable Drive:                        Not Present
  Magnetic Storage:                       Present
  LBA Mode:                               Supported
  DMA Mode:                               Supported
  IORDY:                                  Supported
  IORDY Disableable:                      Supported
 [Features]
  Write Cache:                            Present, Active
  S.M.A.R.T. Feature:                     Present, Active
  Security Feature:                       Present, Inactive
  Removable Media Feature:                Not Present, Disabled
  Power Management:                       Present, Active
  Advanced Power Management:              Present, Active
  Packet Interface:                       Not Present, Disabled
  Look-Ahead Buffer:                      Present, Active
  Host Protected Area:                    Present, Enabled
  Power-Up In Standby:                    Supported, Inactive
  Automatic Acoustic Management:          Not Suppported, Inactive
  48-bit LBA:                             Supported, Active
 [Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology]
  Raw Read Error Rate:                    200/51, Worst: 200
  Spin Up Time:                           138/21, Worst: 137 (Data = 4083)
  Start/Stop Count:                       100/Always OK, Worst: 100 (Data = 36)
  Reallocated Sector Count:               200/140, Worst: 200
  Seek Error Rate:                        100/Always OK, Worst: 253
  Power-On Hours/Cycle Count:             100/Always OK, Worst: 100 (Data = 23)
  Spin Retry Count:                       100/Always OK, Worst: 253
  Calibration Retry Count:                100/Always OK, Worst: 253
  Power Cycle Count:                      100/Always OK, Worst: 100 (Data = 34)
  Power-Off Retract Count:                200/Always OK, Worst: 200 (Data = 10)
  Load/Unload Cycle Count:                200/Always OK, Worst: 200 (Data = 25)
  Temperature                             112/Always OK, Worst: 109 (Data = 31.0 °C)
  Reallocation Event Count:               200/Always OK, Worst: 200
  Current Pending Sector Count:           200/Always OK, Worst: 200
  Off-Line Uncorrectable Sector Count:    100/Always OK, Worst: 253
  UltraDMA/SATA CRC Error Rate:           200/Always OK, Worst: 200
  Write/Multi-Zone Error Rate:            100/Always OK, Worst: 253


Can I change from SATA2 to SSD?
My motherboard supports max SATA2 (ATA-300).
cccc
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Postby Mr T » Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:21 pm

Yes, but it won't run at its full potential. What operating system are you running?
I have been programming on computers since the ZX81.
I am an apprentice trained Electronics Engineer with qualifications to back it up.
I have been repairing computers since 1996.
Yet to some people I still know nothing...
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Postby cccc » Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:01 pm

Mr T wrote:Yes, but it won't run at its full potential. What operating system are you running?


I have WIN7 Prof. 64-bit running on ThinkCentre Edge 71 (1578E1G).
Is it worth to change to SSD in my case?
cccc
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Postby Mr T » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:20 am

cccc wrote:
Mr T wrote:Yes, but it won't run at its full potential. What operating system are you running?


I have WIN7 Prof. 64-bit running on ThinkCentre Edge 71 (1578E1G).
Is it worth to change to SSD in my case?
Personally myself I wouldn't as the performance increase is not great... If you were building new, then yes... Also the $(£) per gigabyte is still poor compared to a standard hard drive.. It is worth waiting for a full upgrade (new system and all)...
I have been programming on computers since the ZX81.
I am an apprentice trained Electronics Engineer with qualifications to back it up.
I have been repairing computers since 1996.
Yet to some people I still know nothing...
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