Can I use SATA 2.5 gb/sec SSD on SATA 1.5 gb/sec desktop MB?

November 8, 2012 at 16:37:30
Specs: Windows 7, Intel® Core™ 2 Duo / 2gb Ram
I prematurely bought an Intel 330 SSD for my ailing desktop. It turns out my mobo (775Dual-VSTA) has only 1.5 gb/sec SATA support and no PCI-E slots for a decent(?) adapter. Mobo doesn't recognize the SSD. Did I waste my SSD budget? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

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November 8, 2012 at 17:06:41
"Any suggestions?"

1. return the SSD & exchange it for a standard HDD
2. keep the SSD & buy a new motherboard, CPU, & RAM.

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November 8, 2012 at 18:08:47
Thanks for the prompt reply Riider. I really love the mobo I have because it has the 2 ide interfaces and 2 SATA's for 4 HDD's and none of them require you to use RAID. Can you recommend a similar mobo that accommodates a LGA 775 for Intel® Core™ 2 Duo. Mine only can have 2 gb RAM so, a new mobo might be nice.

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November 8, 2012 at 19:51:08
I forgot to mention the possibility of a BIOS flash correcting the problem. Which BIOS version are you running? As for the motherboard upgrade, you're not going to find a large selection of 775 boards anymore, especially ones that support DDR2. You migh be able to find a board at the following site, but pay attention to the description, many of them don't include the I/O shield:

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