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Hey,

My girlfriends laptop isn't the newest, but it works for her and plays Minecraft well so that's all she really cares about.

It currently has a 40GB Mushkin Callisto in (around 250/250 read/write), and it boots fast and is fast (as it can be, limited by the CPU) in Windows. Only problem is, she's running out of space on it rapidly.

I've got a good offer for a Samsung 830 128GB SSD, and was going to go for it but I'm just curious as to if there are any disadvantages. Obviously the laptop is only SATA II, and I'm guessing 3GB/s, I'm not too worried about the speed disadvantages as it'll always be a lot faster than a regular HDD in any situation, but will it degrade at all?

I don't see why it would and I feel a little silly for asking it, as TRIM will be enabled (as it is now with the Mushkin Callisto), but I just want to make sure.

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I don't know if it is of interest to you but I did a benchmark with my 830 in my laptop last night whilst I was messing about trying to solve a problem. I can't post an actual screen shot as I just took a photo of the screen on my phone. biggrin.gif

This was done with AS SSD Benchmark on my dv6, which has an AMD 880G chipset and running the amd sata drivers. You'll probably get a bit more than this if it is an intel laptop.

Sequential Read: 249.74 MB/s Write: 197.54 MB/s
4K Read: 10.04 MB/s Write: 16.03 MB/s
4K-64Thrd Read: 122.50 MB/s Write: 79.86 MB/s
Access time Read: 0.296 ms Write: 0.216 ms
Score Read: 158 Write: 116
Total score: 354
Edited by Scott1541 - 10/2/12 at 7:57am
     
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Thanks tongue.gif

Got a great deal on a Crucial M4 128GB (two of them in fact, one for me! biggrin.gif), so I'm going to jam that in it and leave it be.

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