Originally Posted by ComputerWizKid
My friend has an older HP DV6-1253cl
and he wants to buy an SSD so I am wondering if an SSD is compatible with this computer? I know the hard drive is SATA II and the SSD
is SATA III so is that going to negate the performance gain of the SSD? The OEM HDD that it came is a 500GB @ 5400RPM and is pretty slow as it is so will the SSD I linked to be a great improvement? Also is there a special way to physically install an SSD in this computer? They are 2.5" and the same size as the standard HDD correct? so I would just replace it like I would a normal drive?
To answer a few more of your questions:
1) you can use a SATA III SSD with a SATA II interface; it will perform as a SATA II. Down the line, you'll want to take the SSD out of the old computer and use it in a newer one that supports SATA III
2) you will notice an incalculable difference in speed! There is nothing you could do to speed up your computer nearly as much.