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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. 

I don't think I really want to have an external one... Is there any other options? I've never seen those tiny SSDs before can someone comment on those?
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Does your laptop have an mSATA slot?

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I would suggest get a 240/250GB SSD in your price range, so a Samsung evo, a Crucial M500 anything with a good brand name, the differences in speed aren't noticeable. Transfer your OS and what have you on to said SSD and get an external drive caddy for your 1TB HDD for Data and maybe backups.
post #14 of 17
The item you linked is a mSATA drive. These use specific ports that are typically used in netbooks and thin laptops like ultrabooks or something of that nature. Chances are yours does not have that and you will need to get a SSD like the Samsung 840. Then as stated if you want to keep your mechanical drive, get a external dock/caddy that is usb 3.0 and you will still be able to use the extra space if needed.

Edit: Meant to say does not have that. Left that part out, sorry about confusion.
Edited by Theroty - 3/5/14 at 2:29pm
post #15 of 17
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Thanks for the replies guys, very helpful.

I don't know why I was thinking so backwards... I'm going to grab the Samsung 840 that first reply linked to... and I'll grab a USB3 mechanical drive to go with it... Not sure why I was thinking that having a USB 3 SSD would be a good option lol..


Anyways thanks for the replies.
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post #16 of 17
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I would suggest get a 240/250GB SSD in your price range, so a Samsung evo, a Crucial M500 anything with a good brand name, the differences in speed aren't noticeable. Transfer your OS and what have you on to said SSD and get an external drive caddy for your 1TB HDD for Data and maybe backups.

Exactly what did. Little eSata enclosure and it did damn good for an external. I've seen kits that convert people's disc burners to an extra Sata 2/3 2.5in. Don't know about compatibility tho...
post #17 of 17
today
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-EVO-Series-2-5-Inch-MZ-7TE250BW/dp/B00E3W1726/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394211567&sr=8-1&keywords=ssd

http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-Inch-adapter-Internal-CT240M500SSD1/dp/B00BQ8RM1A/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1394211567&sr=8-3&keywords=ssd

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-EVO-Series-2-5-Inch-MZ-7TE500BW/dp/B00E3W19MO/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1394211567&sr=8-5&keywords=ssd

http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-Inch-adapter-Internal-CT480M500SSD1/dp/B00BQ8RHJ2/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1394211567&sr=8-9&keywords=ssd

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-EVO-Series-2-5-Inch-MZ-7TE750BW/dp/B00E3W1ALE/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1394211567&sr=8-11&keywords=ssd

Please read Sean's Thread on SSDs for information. Basically SSDs use flash memory instead of disk, and require "garbage collection" and "trim" rather than "defragmentation."
There were a great deal of optimizations involved but current Windows 7 and 8 are more or less plug and play.
As SSDs fill up they slow down, so bigger is better, 240-256 is about minimum to recommend these days (120 GB =$80+, 240 GB = $130+). Any way moving your operating system and regular programs to an internal SSD works great, then use your external HDD to down load programs to SSD when required.

Big question is how many GB on your 1TB drive and how much do you need instant access to?
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