Old model SSD in a new build?

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by Gravestone Doji, May 16, 2018 at 12:26 AM.

  1. Gravestone Doji

    Gravestone Doji Gawd

    Mar 25, 2006
    I have several older model SSD 's that are brand new, never been used and still sealed in their anti-static bag and was just wondering if there would be any issue with installing them into a couple new builds I'm planning.

    I was thinking about getting a couple of new M.2 NvMe drives since both systems support it. But since one machine will only be used for occasional light gaming and office apps, the other not used for gaming at all, and neither machine will be used for large file transfers.

    So rather than spend money on M.2 NvME drives, would I even notice a real-world difference when doing everyday computing tasks in Win10 with these older SSD's?

    System 1: ASRock DeskMini w/ i5-7500 - 8GB RAM - Intel HD Graphics 630
    System 2: ASRock X370 PRO4 w/Ryzen 5 2600 and 16GB RAM GTX 1060

    The old SSD's I have are:

    One (1) Crucial Micron M500 MTFDDAK960MAV-1AE12ABYY 960GB SATA 6Gbps 2.5-Inch Internal SSD Micron MLC NAND Flash memory


    Two (2) Crucial M550 512GB SATA 2.5" 7mm Internal Solid State Drives - CT512M550SSD1

    Two (2) Kingston SSDNow V300 Desktop/Notebook Drives: (can no longer seem to find them for sale in USA)
    one 240GB SSD (SV300S3B7A/240G)
    one 120GB SSD (SV300S3B7A/120G)

    Anyway, I know they're old tech but they've never been used and I doubt I'd get much for them on eBay.
    Anything wrong with using them in the new system builds described above?

    Last edited: May 16, 2018 at 12:40 AM
  2. FlawleZ

    FlawleZ Limp Gawd

    Oct 20, 2010
  3. ReaperX22

    ReaperX22 Limp Gawd

    Oct 29, 2013
    As above, will work fine. No worries!
  4. Gravestone Doji

    Gravestone Doji Gawd

    Mar 25, 2006
    Thanks for the quick replies. For what I'll be using them for I didn't think I'd notice any difference either but thought I'd ask

    Now just wondering which drives to use in which machine since I have two identical M550 512GB drives and one large capacity 960GB drive.
    Last edited: May 16, 2018 at 1:15 AM
  5. Archaea

    Archaea [H]ardness Supreme

    Oct 19, 2004
    NVME honestly only is faster for installing windows and benchmarks. In day to day use I largely can’t tell the difference.

    Another vote for use them!
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  6. daglesj

    daglesj [H]ardness Supreme

    May 7, 2005
    Yep anything over 550MBps is purely benchmark fantasy fodder in 99% of cases.

    A lot of people moaned about the V300 drives but I bought around 30 of them back in the day. Not one has failed, rock solid.
  7. Pocatello

    Pocatello DC Moderator and [H]ard DCOTM x3 Staff Member

    Jun 15, 2005
    I just upgraded an older system (Intel 2600K) with a brand new but 5 year old Intel SSD. The SSD was discovered recently... I didn't know i had it. 480gb Intel 730 IIRC.

    Old SSDs will work fine. Use them until they die.
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