Solved! Samsung EVO 850 Sata III on 9 year old laptop with SATA II?

Apr 26, 2018
Hello all,

I have a 9 year old HP Pavilion DV6T laptop of the following configuration which for normal everyday use is still very ok:
Intel Core i7-720QM Processor (1.6GHz, 6MB L2 Cache, 1333MHz FSB)
8GB DDR3 System Memory
1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 230M
WD Scorpio Black (500GB, SATA-300, 7200RPM) (That is SATA II if i understand correctly)

my question is since I am afraid that the disk might fail sometime in the future and it might slow the system a little down, would it worth to upgrade the HDD to a Samsung EVO 850 500GB SATA III SSD? Is it worth using this SATA III disk on a SATA II motherboard and will I see any improvement in day to day use or should I keep the money to upgrade in a new laptop sometime in the future? The price of the disk is around 150$.

Thank you!
Even on sata 2 the instant seek times make a massive difference compared to a normal hdd.

So even on that laptop an ssd will prove performance,responsiveness & boot times.


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