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post #1 of 12
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Aight so I got this new laptop

What do you think about it? Did I choose a good one for its price?

It has a 500 gb HDD already in it. I was thinking of adding an SSD drive, about 120gb to make it super fast. Do I need to remove the HDD or can I run them at the same time? I'm not familiar with notebook SSDs. Are they the same as desktop ones, meaning they can work both on laptops and desktops?
Finally, which one would you suggest? I dont really the the time to do my own research and I would like to get one locally from media markt, in germany. Any info is welcome Thanks in advance
Edited by Silvershot - 10/14/11 at 8:03am
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post #2 of 12
The laptop is good enough for the price especially since it has a discrete graphics card that is actually capable of doing something (my 320m can play black ops at low)

Desktop SSD is the same thing as the laptop SSDs. I don't think you'll be able to run both of them at the same time since your laptop will most probably only have 1 slot for a drive. If you really want an ssd, you can just get a ssd and a sata-usb controller so you can still use your 500gb hard drive as an external disk
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Bump! So what do you guys recommend?
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Sata 300 means my notebook has a sata 2 connection?
Also, how do I check the sata version which my notebook supports and do all 2.5'' SSDs work with my laptop?
Edited by Silvershot - 10/15/11 at 5:46pm
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Can anyone help please? I need to make a fresh windows install and need to get rid of this slow stock HDD
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post #6 of 12
I would get an M4 drive from Crucial. It supports both Sata 2 and 3.

http://thessdreview.com/our-reviews/...that-capacity/

It is reliable and really fast. You can get an external enclosure to put your HDD in and use as secondary storage. I believe that laptop only has one storage space bay.
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post #7 of 12
U can get a SSD just make sure its a reliable SSD to replace it. I have an HHD and a spare slot on my HP 8740W which I want to place a SSD. SSD don't last to long if you go cheap. They don't like a lot of read and write. I have a ssd for my Desktop atm only using for my OS. Laptop HDD's are always slow because of its size and limitation on battery life so don't expect much.
post #8 of 12
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Any good places I can get that crucial one? Seems very promising, since I already saw it being mentioned in another thread I live in Germany and amazon I would prefer.
Also AMD, can you link me to such an enclosure so my HDD does not go to the trash?
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Yeah, pretty much everybody is going to recommend the M4 haha. It seems to be the drive to get right now.
    
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post #10 of 12
You can really get just any hard drive enclosure as long as it supports SATA. Brand wise, I can't really say. I just bought a cheap one and it works great. It is really a simple controller.
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