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Hey guys, just bought a laptop... I bought a Lenovo G505s and I've never had a laptop this powerful before... I'm quite impressed... it games almost just as well as my old sigrig back when I used to actually PC game... Now I just do basic stuff and play some games just to see how my laptop does with them.

Anyways... I need an SSD... and this could pose a problem... I want the speeds of an SSD... but I need to storage of a mechanical... and I only have 1 drivebay...

Currently I have the 1TB 5200rpm drive... and I'm not impressed... I like the storage but the speeds are turd..

I'd be willing to throw down about 200$ on an SSD if I had to.. thing is I know nothing about them... I've never owned one... Can someone help me pick one out?

Thanks,

Kirus


P.S. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226379

What is that??? Looks like a wifi card or something... Can it be plugged into a laptop somehow??
Edited by Nilareon - 3/5/14 at 12:56pm
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In that price range, THIS is about as good as it gets. 

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Well there is a 1TB SSD but that probaly cost to much biggrin.gif
The best thing I can think of is something like the Samsund Evo or Samsung Pro 500GB. Though they cost around 290$
For your price point you can max get around 250GB of SSD storage. I would recommend an external hard drive then smile.gif
But you can't go wrong with Samsund SSD's
    
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What is that thing I linked to in the bottom of OP... can I install that into my laptop somehow?
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Does your laptop have the A10-5750m? If it does I have a similar laptop but mine is HP. I use a Samsung 830 in my desktop and I love it. I have been thinking replacing the 750gb in my laptop as well because going from SSD in desktop to laptop is night and day difference... LOL! I think the suggestion that was made is great one.

Edit: I'm not seeing that you linked anything.
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If you only have one drive bay for this you'll most likely want to look at the SSHD drives. They are SSD caching mechanical drives so you get near SSD performance for frequent items but still have the cheap storage size of mechanical. It's not 100% like SSD but coming from a 5400rpm platter drive you will see HUGE improvements on boot time but not everything.

Something like this:
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Solid-Hybrid-2-5-Inch-ST1000LM014/dp/B00B99JUBQ
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Also, what's the deal with these external USB3.0 SSDs??

Here's some on newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100011693%20600038520&IsNodeId=1

Can anyone comment on these???

If I can keep my mechanical I'd get a smaller one...

That's kind of weird having OS on an external though huh.... would that even really work?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kirus2012 View Post

Also, what's the deal with these external USB3.0 SSDs??

Here's some on newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100011693%20600038520&IsNodeId=1

Can anyone comment on these???

If I can keep my mechanical I'd get a smaller one...

That's kind of weird having OS on an external though huh.... would that even really work?

I have one and it is pretty decently fast. Not at home, so i dont have my benches with me. I can give them to you later if you want. 

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Originally Posted by Theroty View Post

Does your laptop have the A10-5750m? If it does I have a similar laptop but mine is HP. I use a Samsung 830 in my desktop and I love it. I have been thinking replacing the 750gb in my laptop as well because going from SSD in desktop to laptop is night and day difference... LOL! I think the suggestion that was made is great one.

Edit: I'm not seeing that you linked anything.

Yes I have the A10 5750m, it's a beast too I love it... people always say you can't game on laptops... this was a 500 dollar laptop plays all my games on high settings.... low resolution but who cares! Can't beat the portability in my opinion.

I used to have a Turion x2 and I thought that was pretty good.... hahaha
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Can't say enough good things about the Samsung 840 Pro line. 

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