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Just joined, I am trying to migrate from what the Redmond facility OS provides to Linux Mint 21 Cinnamon,
Currently using Win 10 pro 64 bit, 22H2,19045.2251, HAL9000 is a 2009 HP G61-320CA Notebook Laptop
Recently Upgraded the DDR2 Sodimm, 200 pin, 3 GB, PC2-6400, 667 Hz to 8 GB PC2-6400 800 Hz,
Recently Upgraded WD 320GB, 5400 RPM HD to WD 500GB, SSD, Current Interface Speed: Gen2, 3.0 Gbps,
Sadly only 50% of the SSD 6.0 Gbps capability is able to be utilized, Not sure if I can upgrade the SATA to Gen3
 


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Yes, SATA 3 is backwards compatible BUT it will only run at the speed of your system [SATA1 or 2] A 2009 machine as you say is SATA 2, and that's the fastest you will get.
 

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G'day HAL9000, Welcome to Linux.org

I see you have 'seen the light' !! (and added a 0 )
 
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Yes DAVE, U R correct, Good on U mate for catching that one, Was not sure if someone would notice,
 

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LOL....definitely not Dave !....who is dave ?

Brian
 
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Yes, SATA 3 is backwards compatible BUT it will only run at the speed of your system [SATA1 or 2] A 2009 machine as you say is SATA 2, and that's the fastest you will get.
So SOL on upgrading this SATA, Likely not worth it for the performance improvement I would gain, Replacing the HDD for the SSD I installed is still an improvement, it was a 5400 RPM HDD
 

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Ok....I am now a little more educated re HAL9000 !

I installed a nvme M.2 drive on my pc....the benefits were obvious, but It was still limited by the system to some extent.

To me, it is quick....and that is all that matters.
 

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You weren't familiar with the great 2001: A Space Odyssey?

I can't let you do that, Dave. Kubrick, as memory serves. Brilliant movie for its time, though the physics are a bit wonky at times.
 

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I installed is still an improvement, it was a 5400 RPM HDD
SATA 2 SSD will be faster than a disc spinner, the seek time is vastly improved
 
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True but it still bugs me that I am only able to use 50% of the SSD read/write capability
 

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Welcome to the Forum.
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Hello @HAL9000,
Welcome to the Linux.org forum. Enjoy!
 
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