I recently recieved free a complete computer minus HD. It has a D856perl mobo. I am not really in the position to build a whole new computer, but this free one will still be better than the old Dell I'm currently on. All I really need is a HD. Would there be any benifit in getting a SSD drive (if it will work) or should I just save the extra cash for a SATA 1.5Gb/s or SATA 3.0 drive? Other than that I was going to put some more Memory in it.
Conder the price. If you get a SSD just large enough for the boot 40g or 60g and a larger non ssd drive for you storage, it might be woth your time and money. A intel 330 60g now costs about $65 at newegg.
I am on here just to find out if the
Intel 330 Series Maple Crest SSDSC2CT060A3K5 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
will work in a intel 875 chipset (asus p4c800 deluxe mama board) with two built in sata 1.5 ports. I did have an 80g ssd 3.0 on this computer but sent it back. It did work but was not excited about the speed cause my pipe is 1.5. But not I may have to rebuild the os again and was looking at the price of the SSD and might buy one just for the boot. The SSD does load up on a rebuild with a nice speed. However, if you want a speedy computer, you need to upgrade to a sandybridge that can match the sata 6.0 speeds.