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Windows 7: SSD in old Laptop

04 Feb 2010   #1
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 
SSD in old Laptop

Broke out the old laptop (HP dv2037 Intel Core Duo 1.6 x 1.6 GHz), and installed an Intel X25 80 gig SSD. The SSD set me back $250.00, albeit it saved me somewhere in the neighborhood of $500.00. Then installed XP back on the laptop, and have to say that was a good purchase.

The laptop has a new life. The SSD improved the performance seven fold. It is still hard for me to believe that something so simple can create the improvement in performance that this new drive did. Now when I bring up a large Word or Excel document it seems it almost loads up immediately. Example: 297 page Word document loaded in five seconds. A 2.5 meg Excel file loaded in approximately 6.5 seconds. This is an improvement between 10 to 14 seconds.

Now it is time to upgrade the memory from one gig to three, then load in Win 7. Should be interesting to see how well it will work using Win 7.
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04 Feb 2010   #2
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

How much does an eeepc go for over there?
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04 Feb 2010   #3
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

aem, which model, there are quite few.
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04 Feb 2010   #4
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I was just thinking, perhaps you might be of better off with value money if you get a new system rather than spending $250 on just a new HDD. But it's a little late now
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04 Feb 2010   #5
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Actually I bought it for my iMac, albeit the HDD went out in the laptop so the laptop now took center stage, since it goes mobile, and is required in my everyday work.

Really didn't see a need for a new laptop as of yet; the old still works great, and now even better with the SSD.
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