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Greetings errbody.

As the title states, I'm looking for an SSD for my laptop (Asus A53Z K53Z). I don't if there is a difference between the type of SSDs for the desktop and laptops, so before I make a mistake, I thought I should check you guys. I'm more of a desktop guru (not really) than a laptop guru.

I need at least 160GB. But I'm thinking a little more headroom would be nice.

Suggestions? Thanks in advance.
Edited by vinton13 - 8/23/12 at 7:27pm
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227727

this is by far the best deal right now. There are some negative thoughts about ocz. when they first started into ssd market alot came to customers DOA. Which is unfortunate. Personal experience is that it was fine for my buddy who ordered in the 60gb version. Also there is not a difference between desktop and laptop ssd. Same size 2.5"
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227727
this is by far the best deal right now. There are some negative thoughts about ocz. when they first started into ssd market alot came to customers DOA. Which is unfortunate. Personal experience is that it was fine for my buddy who ordered in the 60gb version. Also there is not a difference between desktop and laptop ssd. Same size 2.5"

Nope

http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Extreme-2-5-Inch-Solid-SDSSDX-240G-G25/dp/B006EKJ8UI/
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To OP: No difference between Desktop and Laptop SSDs, 99% of SATA SSDs are 2.5" drives.

I didn't have time to check your full notebook specs, what you should do is:
-Check if your laptop supports 9.5mm (and I think it would)
-Check if it supports SATA 3 (AMD A70M should support it)

Next are my suggestions:

256/240GB:
- http://www.amazon.com/Plextor-PX-256M3P-256GB-2-5-Inch-Warranty/dp/B007MLAYHY
- http://www.amazon.com/Plextor-256GB-Solid-State-PX-256M5S/dp/B008OX1ZFE/
- http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7PC256B-WW/dp/B0077CR66A/
- http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Solid-State-Drive-SATA-2-5-Inch/dp/B006VCP9G6/
- http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-Inch-Solid-State-CT256M4SSD2/dp/B004W2JL2A/
- http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-HyperX-2-5-Inch-SH103S3-240G/dp/B007R67FTY/
- http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Force-240GB-2-5-Inch-CSSD-F240GBGS-BK/dp/B008FSYUO6/
- http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Solid-State-Drive-SATA-2-5-Inch/dp/B008M56YHS/

180GB:
- http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Solid-State-Drive-SATA-2-5-Inch/dp/B006VCP8L2/
- http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Force-2-5-Inch-Solid-CSSD-F180GBGS-BK/dp/B008FYEVU8/

It's your choice to decide according to your budget though I would personally go for either the Samsung 830 256GB or Crucial M4 256GB for a notebook.
Now I have a Plextor M3S in my DV6 and I love it, as well as in my desktop.

Good Luck.
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Thanks guys! I think I'll head the way of the Samsung 830. While the OCZ is cheap, I don't want to risk getting a defective product because I can't RMA. redface.gif

And @avril4ever Unfortunately, I don't think this laptop is SATA III
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samsung and intel are the most reliable according to reviews but i have only ever used ocz and i have never had a single problem with one
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