Disk load making my PC hot n' slow - will an SSD help on SATA I?
My laptop has had some overheating and sluggishness issues. This is because of the HDD. HWmonitor reads the drive as 50° or more, and that seems quite hot. When I try doing very simple things, like luanching an app, HDD usage hits a hundred percent usage a sticks for a while. I know that an SSD will always stay cool, but will it be lagging in performance due to SATA I? The theoretical max of SATA is 187, but the real is about 144 (using a 0.77 multiplier, common for SATA), so will the limiting factor be the interface? I can also get a HDD with 200 MB/s transfer, so that won't operate at max nonstop. Thanks.
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