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Hello, guys, I decide to take a risk and void my laptop's warranty for a SSD.

Sadly, I don't know which kind of SSD that I should get for my laptop.
My laptop is Lenovo IdeaPad Y580, and I need at least 120GB.

Ehh, I want it be under 100 dollar if possible if not maybe 110 or 120 dollar. (Please understand the difference between "around" and "under").

By the way, how do you install Windows OS on a SSD?
Is it going to be the same as install Windows OS on a regular HDD or quite different?

In case you guys are wondering what I'll be doing on a SSD.
I'll be mostly programing/coding a video games using Microsoft Visual Studio C# 2010, using Blender or AutoDesk's softwares, audacity, have Steam, AVG, Anti-Malwarebytes, Anti-Spyware softwares, Microsoft Movie Maker, Microsoft Office, Adobe Flash and maybe GIMP/Photoshop.

I'll just put my games on my external HDD.
Edited by Ryou-kun - 4/5/13 at 10:54pm
     
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My choice of SSD I'd get ( in order): Samsung 840, Crucial M4, and last Intel 520 ( the most expensive lol). And as far as installing an OS, it's like any other physical HDD.


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The top 3 brands I came down to are Plextor, Corsair Neutron/Neutron GTX, and Samsung Pro. I was in the market for a 256gb for my desktop, but still. (I ended up with a Plextor M5P Xtreme, but the M5S is a solid drive as well.)

And yes, see Sean's guide for installing/optimizing Win 7 (if that is what you are staying with) but installing on an SSD is just like a regular drive.
    
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The top 3 brands I came down to are Plextor, Corsair Neutron/Neutron GTX, and Samsung Pro. I was in the market for a 256gb for my desktop, but still. (I ended up with a Plextor M5P Xtreme, but the M5S is a solid drive as well.)

And yes, see Sean's guide for installing/optimizing Win 7 (if that is what you are staying with) but installing on an SSD is just like a regular drive.

Ehh, I am staying with Windows 8 because of fast boot up and if you combine it with a SSD. It'll be really fast.
     
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