I'm going to be upgrading my Dell Inspiron 530 (2.0 Ghz Intel Dual Core CPU, 3 GB RAM) to windows 7 soon, and rather than backup and reformat my existing drive, I'm planning on getting a 2nd drive to replace my current primary, and moving it to a secondary. Thus, this seems like an excellent time to get a solid-state drive, if its going to be worth it. As far as I can tell this machine has a SATA-I controller, and I'm unsure if I'll see a noticeable performance increase with an SSD without going to SATA-II.
So I have a three part question here given all that:
Will spending the money on a SSD be worth it if hook it into a SATA-I controller?
Is it reasonable to upgrade the controller on this machine to a SATA-II controller?
Given that this PC is kind of old to begin with, am I better off performance wise to just stick with a faster HDD?