|I have a Gateway M465-E laptop that hit the retail market new around 2006. I have reviewed all the specifications on this machine that I can find but I seem to be flailing (and failing) at finding a definitive answer regarding hard drive support. |
I see that it supports SATA 1:
Up to apparently 100GB:
But nothing is referenced with respect to Solid State Drives.Upon going to Crucial.com and letting their diagnostic software scan my laptop, they imply that a SSD is doable. But, I'm not convinced their software is 100% accurate. The scan results come back with suggested SSDs that are well over 100GB.
So, I’m hoping someone will be able to tell me: A) a SSD definitely will or will not work; and B) if yes, what SSD parameters I should look for in terms of making a purchase. I understand that my laptop is limited to SATA 1 performance and that any SATA II or III SSDs will be "over-spec’ed."
Also, is there any issue with respect to running XP or 7 on a SSD that I should take into consideration given my system specs. It seems like I saw some comments about that before. I have both, so I will install whatever O/S will provide the best performance (all things considered). My bios is PhoenixBIOS v71.12.
I'd like to apologize upfront for any idiocy that may come across with this post including, but not limited to, this sentence. I'm honestly trying to do the best I can given my limited knowledge of computers.