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Vostro 1500 SSD?

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I read an article on Toms Hardware about a study they did concerning SSDs in old PCs.

I have a Vostro 1500 that my dad uses a lot (He won't accept the fact that he needs to consider a new computer). It isn't the most powerful computer in the world. Here are the specs:

Core 2 Duo 1.4Ghz
2GB RAM
Integrated graphics

Right now, I need to re-install Vista (will probably use one of my Windows 7 licenses) on the machine. Would it be worth it to put in a small (~60-~120GB) SSD? Would I notice a significant boost in performance?

Also, I am not sure about what type of SATA connection it uses. I think it uses the 1st gen SATA port. Anyone able to help with this?
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SSD will still be a significant improvement.

I put a 128g Corsair Nova in my 5 year old C2D laptop, feels faster to use than anything mechanical (including my sandybridge i5 new work laptop).

Just make sure you get an SSD that has a decent garbage collection mechanism. SATA 1.5 Gbps will not support TRIM.
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Ok. TRIM is out, so the SSD will have to have something built in? Any SSD you can recommend. It needs to be cost effective too.
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