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Dell Inspiron 530 - SSD Worth it? [closed]

Dell Inspiron 530 - SSD Worth it? [closed]

I'm going to be upgrading my Dell Inspiron 530 (2.0 Ghz Intel Dual Core CPU, 3 GB RAM) to windows 7 soon, and rather than backup and reformat my existing drive, I'm planning on getting a 2nd drive to replace my current primary, and moving it to a secondary. Thus, this seems like an excellent time to get a solid-state drive, if its going to be worth it. As far as I can tell this machine has a SATA-I controller, and I'm unsure if I'll see a noticeable performance increase with an SSD without going to SATA-II.

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Guest [Entry]

"yes, Intel X-25 for performance or OCZ Vertex for value.
yes, altough not a necessity, the controller costs only $20.
no, the SSD will outperform even the fastest platter HDD."
Guest [Entry]

Spending on an SSD would definitely benefit; provided you rely too much on read/write operations like video editing, photoshop etc. read/writing large chunks of data would be beneficial..