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Which SATA SSD?
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Which SATA SSD?

Which SATA SSD?

https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?d=sata+ssd

NOTE: I am used to 2.5" being for laptops, and 3.5" being for desktops

I have a Windows7 desktop, and want to replace my SATA HDD for a SATA SSD. Do I get one that plugs into a slot on the MB, or with the cable, like the SATA HDD?

Will any one of the above work?

Thanks!
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Which SATA SSD?

https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?d=sata+ssd

NOTE: I am used to 2.5" being for laptops, and 3.5" being for desktops

I have a Windows7 desktop, and want to replace my SATA HDD for a SATA SSD. Do I get one that plugs into a slot on the MB, or with the cable, like the SATA HDD?

Will any one of the above work?

Thanks!
There are zillions of 2.5-to-3.5 adapters available (in metal or plastic) to allow installation of a 2.5-inch SSD into a 3.5-inch bay. Use that same SATA power/signal cables as the SATA hard drive needed.

https://www.newegg.com/orico-ac325-1...quicklink=true
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Yup, 2.5" SSD + adapter. Note though that there are adapters of different lengths, like this one vs. this one and, depending on how HDDs are held in place in your particular desktop, you may need one or the other, so take a look first. There's also this one that takes 2 x 2.5" SSDs, may be handy in case you expand in the future.

As for the SSDs themselves, Samsung is kind of the standard recommendation, hard to beat performance + reliability / price ratio. I've also used (and continue to use) WD Blue, Crucial MX500 and some Kingstons with no problems over the years and good performance. Samsung has its own transfer software that's easy to use, and at least last time I checked WD, Crucial and Kingston came with an Acronis license, not as easy to use but also good for backups.
Old 2 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by salbinti View Post
Which SATA SSD?

https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?d=sata+ssd

NOTE: I am used to 2.5" being for laptops, and 3.5" being for desktops

I have a Windows7 desktop, and want to replace my SATA HDD for a SATA SSD. Do I get one that plugs into a slot on the MB, or with the cable, like the SATA HDD?

Will any one of the above work?

Thanks!
You wrote Β«*one that plugs into a slot*Β»: do you have a recent motherboard with PCIe slot for an SSD?

I would guess no as you have Windows 7 so your machine is probably 10 years old like mine...
Old 2 weeks ago
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Thanks for the responses.

When I said, one that plugs into a slot on the MB, or with the cable, like the SATA HDD? - what I meant was, are the SATA SSD connectors the same as the SATA HDD connectors? Where I can simply remove the power cable and cable to the MB from the back of the SATA HDD, and plug those cable to the SATA SSD? or is there some other adapter/gizmo I need?
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Yes.
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