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Core i5-2450M Compatible With SSD?

Pedro123
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I have a 2012 Toshiba All-In-One desktop DX730-ST6N02. It has a Intel Core i5-2450 processor.

 

I'm looking to upgrade this computer with a Seagate Solid State Drive at 1 or 2 TB. I want to increase the speed of the system. Running newly installed Win11. I am doubling the RAM DDR3 from 6GB to 12.

 

Will a SSD work with this system.

 

I can provide more processor specs if necessary.

 

Thanks

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AlHill
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How do we know what your Toshiba system supports?  You should ask Toshiba your questions regarding compatibility. 

 

Also, your processor is not supported by Windows 11.  You can expect to start having problems.

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
[Maybe Windows 12 will be better]

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Pedro123
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First thing I did is attempt to contact Toshiba. The computer division is defunct, no support. Name was changed to Dynabook, now that no longer provides support.

 

So far Win11 is operating flawlessly.

 

I'll wait for someone who actually knows what they're talking about without the sniping.

 

Thanks.

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AlHill
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You need to look at Microsoft's supported processor list for Windows 11:

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/minimum/supported/windows-11-supported-intel-processors

Do not complain when you have problems.

 

As far as your sata drive, sure, go ahead and do it.  But, this is not a question of processor support as you have asked.  It is a question of whether or not your device supports it (which it likely does).  So, no snipping, just trying to tell you the facts and educate you.

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
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Pedro123
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"You need to look at Microsoft's supported processor list for Windows 11:"

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9vJBx2PoD0

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AlHill
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If you like using hacks, have at it.   Perhaps you should seek his advice regarding sata drive compatibility.

 

When Microsoft pulls the plug, do not be surprised.

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
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Pedro123
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@AlHill wrote:

Perhaps you should seek his advice regarding sata drive compatibility.

 

No, I came here for the experts like you.




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Jocelyn_Intel
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Hello, @Pedro123

 

Thank you for posting on the Intel️® communities.  

  

Due to this product being discontinued, Intel Customer Service no longer supports inquiries for it, I am glad to see that fellow community members have the knowledge and they jumped in and helped. You may also find the Discontinued Products website, helping to address your request.   

  

You can get the specifications and verify this product's discontinuance status at the Intel® Product Specifications website > Marketing Status > "Discontinued":  Intel® Core™ i5-2450M Processor  

 

Please keep in mind that this thread will no longer be monitored by Intel. Thank you for your understanding. 

  

Best regards, 

Jocelyn M.  

Intel Customer Support Technician. 


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AlHill
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@FoundryFlierJacob   This thread is 10 months old.

Also, the i5-2450M is not supported by Windows 11:

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/minimum/supported/windows-11-supported-intel-processors

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
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Pedro123
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Not sure how this thread got revived? But my Toshiba with i5-240M IS supported by my Win11 upgrade. And I installed a 1TB SSD with added ram. No glitches, no problems, great speed improvement.

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AlHill
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@Pedro123      There is no way that your processor is supported by Windows 11.  Just read Microsoft's supported processor list.

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/minimum/supported/windows-11-supported-intel-processors

 

Note that I said "supported", not that W11 would not run.  And, to get to W11 on your processor, you had to use a hack.

So, if you want to believe that W11 is supported, you are only fooling yourself.  Microsoft has consistantly warned users that they can experience problems.

 

Now, I am just the messenger here.  You can do as you want.   Just be prepared for the worst.

 

And, do not listen to any other fools who claim W11 is supported.  Microsoft says no, and that is all that is important.  And, in that line, Intel does not provide you any support for your processor as it is discontinued.  Even your youtube link cited "Windows 11 Upgrade Workaround For Unsupported PCs".  So, you had to do a hack to get to W11.

 

Now, regarding your original question about ssd support, if your device has support for a 2.5" sata drive, then yes, you can probably install it.

 

The key word here is SUPPORT.  You can do what you want, but you need to understand that there is no support for your device from Intel or Microsoft.  Also, you processor is more than a decade old.  You need to consider upgrading your hardware.

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
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