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Dell Inspiron 1525 and mSATA

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So I happened to get this laptop from my uncle a couple years ago for the cost of fixing it. Well it turns out it only need a HDD so about $40. I picked up a T8300 for $20 and it's on it's way to replace the 1.66ghz T5450. This laptop is used mostly by my girlfriend...and she likes W8 so far.
My question is this...Do you think if I can come across a decent sized mSATA SSD it would be worth moving the OS to that? The only real "slow down" on this old laptop is the HDD. She doesn't play any games or anything, but she definitely would see the improvement in Office etc.
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Anyone, Bueller, Bueller?
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FULL Specs?
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FULL Specs?

C2D T5450 1.66ghz
GM965 chipset
965 express integrated graphics
2 GB ram
250gb 5400rpm HDD
WiFi, Bluetooth
msata port not used
15.4 display
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Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer NZXT Kraken x60 
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