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I recently got a Asus K50IJ laptop for a college graduation and using for Traveling, it has a 320GB HDD I was thinking of upgrading (downgrade size) to a SSD 160GB now..I dunno how if it'll support an SSD...the site never mentioned anything about compatibility or if it doesn't.

If anyone has this laptop and did add an SSD, I was wondering how well does it run?
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crucial.com has tools to check upgrade ability for RAM and SSD's im pretty sure
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As long as the SSD is a 2.5" SATA interface, it will work on your Asus. Keep in mind that you'd probably want a SSD that supports TRIM command in order to help prevent performance degradation over time. Also try an avoid first generation models, especially those that are using the infamous JMicron controllers. For reliability I'd suggest the Intel G2 SSDs and OCZ's Vertex 2 or G.Skill's Falcon series for performance SSDs.
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My crucial SSD only support Trim

http://www.overclock.net/other-compo...225-2-5-a.html

or Intel SSD-V 40GB
    
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As long as the SSD is a 2.5" SATA interface, it will work on your Asus. Keep in mind that you'd probably want a SSD that supports TRIM command in order to help prevent performance degradation over time. Also try an avoid first generation models, especially those that are using the infamous JMicron controllers. For reliability I'd suggest the Intel G2 SSDs and OCZ's Vertex 2 or G.Skill's Falcon series for performance SSDs.
awesome dude! I am gonna have to see if it does support TRIM not sure I am new to the HDD to SSD conversion. Especially on a laptop
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kasuza IS WRONG. OCZ was 1st to have ssds with trim Before intel (YES BEFORE). Now Yes a ssd will fit in drive, thing is you need to find out the sata port. Is it 1.5 or 3.0 AKA sata 1 or sata 2.0, because a old cheaper ssd can max out a sata 1 port. NOW. as for ssds i would get ocz vertex 120 gb , BUT if you write alot to pc an delete alot get a ssd that is made with a SLC nands (aka vertex xt) . It has 100,000 wirtes to the drive = 10 times the writes that a MLC ssds can, AKA vertex, But a SLC ssds Cost ALOT more, like 2 time, but longer life. So comes down to do you DL alot of crap to your laptop . and watch a moive and delete then get a SLC . SLC=single layer cell MLC= Muilt layer cell.
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The performance is really noticeable?? I mean, for example, i buy a normal laptop, t4400 4gb of ddr2 or ddr3 ram nothing extreme just a budget laptop, and buy an SSD and install it to the laptop. What im going to see in performance?? I mean the laptop is going to be faster in wich ways?? Or it just dont worth to do it???
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The performance is really noticeable?? I mean, for example, i buy a normal laptop, t4400 4gb of ddr2 or ddr3 ram nothing extreme just a budget laptop, and buy an SSD and install it to the laptop. What im going to see in performance?? I mean the laptop is going to be faster in wich ways?? Or it just dont worth to do it???
The most noticeable aspect is speed in terms of boot times, shutting down times and when opening/closing programs.
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The indilinx controller in the Vertex and Vertex Turbo is a very good controller as well. The new Sandforce is ofc a good bit faster. As stated before...you will probably want an SLC nand's,they are definitely what you want for reliability w/ a single drive in chassis. If your laptop has two drive bays....then you could stick w/ an MLC nand ssd and use it as a OS drive and for your major programs, w/ the original drive as a data storage drive.

As far as your question about noticing a difference....Huge,HUGE difference in performance. Coming from a Raptor 150,I noticed. I can assure you,nothing you have in that notebook compares. Your hd is the bottleneck in the system,and you won't realize how badly it necks your performance down until you switch.
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While reliability differences between MLC and SLC are quite significant, the price difference makes SLC SSDs almost unfeasible for the average consumer to purchase. If the price/GB is the same for each, then the choice should be a no-brainer and you should always go for SLC. However, this is not the case and putting price into the equation, I would recommend a MLC SSD. After all, if reliability is such a huge issue, you wouldn't choose the Asus K series laptop (consumer budget class) to begin with.
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