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14 Jul 2017, 8:32 pm

So I've got this antique PC with the https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P5QL_PRO/ at it core.

It has 2 old HDDs which have been excellent, but they too, are ancient.

I want to replace both HDDs with one ~500GB SSD.

Can such an old MB handle an SSD and are there any caveats/limitations/compatibility issues I should know about?

Ty in advance for answering my dumb question. :oops:


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15 Jul 2017, 8:09 pm

From the sounds of it, you should be able to use an SSD just fine as long as you're running a modern OS that supports TRIM like Win7+ or Linux. Your board's not that old either, it's from the Core 2 Duo era.


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15 Jul 2017, 11:34 pm

mr_bigmouth_502 wrote:
From the sounds of it, you should be able to use an SSD just fine as long as you're running a modern OS that supports TRIM like Win7+ or Linux. Your board's not that old either, it's from the Core 2 Duo era.


Ty for replying. :D

The machine runs Linux Mint 18.1 natively.

I just wanted to make sure that it wasn't incompatible with the current generation of SSDs, before shelling out the cash.


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28 Jul 2017, 6:13 pm

It's gonna be limited in speed by whatever version of SATA it uses.


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28 Jul 2017, 8:23 pm

It should handle SSD as long it's not the newer nvme/m.80 type that need a special slot on the motherboard. That said, you're not going be getting the most out of your SSD drive on a 3Gb/s sata port. It will be quicker than a mechanical drive for sure, but the SSD will be handicapped by that throughput.



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31 Jul 2017, 8:52 pm

Ty, Noca and Aristophanes for your additional comments. :D

It is, then, as I expected.

The MB and the SSD will function, BUT the true potential of the SSD will be limited by the slower transfer speed of the MB itself. If, at some future point, I dump the MB for a more current iteration, then this mismatch in capacities will be rectified.

I appreciate you all sharing your knowledge. :D


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