SSD model for a very old PC

April 4, 2013 at 06:50:00
Specs: Windows XP, P4 3.8 GHz, 4 GB of RAM
Here is the specifications of my current old PC:
CPU: P4 3.8 GHz (x64 capable)
GPU: 256 MB
MB: Intel D915PGN. SATA1. Southbridge ICH6. Doesn't support AHCI.

I want to use an SSD on this system.

I'll plug an SSD directly to my motherboard’s SATA1 connector without the support of AHCI, NCQ and TRIM. I’ll be running windows XP, so probably an SSD with capacity around 60 GB would be enough.

Since there will be no AHCI support, I think, an SSD should have a good garbage collection system and ability to run TRIM command manually using included software like toolbox etc.

Do you know some SSD models that operate well on really old machines based on users experience?

What particular SSD model that would run well using SATA1 without AHCI support on windows XP would you recommend?

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April 4, 2013 at 09:25:51
Disk access will be quicker but data transfer will be bottlenecked by the SATA1 interface. Is this SSD a "need" or a "want"?

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April 4, 2013 at 09:59:53
I know that I won't be able to use my new SSD capabilities to the fullest due to bottleneck of SATA1, but I want to give it a try. It's a "want".

Therefore I'm searching for a particular SSD model which is known to run well on really old systems with SATA1 without AHCI support.

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