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Windows 7: How long should my Win7 laptop last?

29 Aug 2015   #31

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

I agree with Strollin
An external enclosure is a great option for a laptop
Difficult to get programs installed on it but it great for personal files and accessing them on it,

Samsung 850 evo's are good
I've in the past also used Crucial ssd's as well they are very reasonably priced
With a 500gb ssd from what you said yes you could do without the external hdd for a while if 300gb is what you do use.

I have I believe 4 Crucial ssd's I got MX100 series but the BX series is also very good and a tad cheaper than Samsung ones.

We can help you swap the os from the hdd to a new ssd later

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29 Aug 2015   #32

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

I have used ssds from Kingston, Crucial, Intel and Samsung but like the Samsung's the best. I don't think you can go terribly wrong with any of the brands. In the early days of ssds, some of the controllers used by certain brands weren't as reliable as others but I haven't heard of those kinds of issues for several years now.
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29 Aug 2015   #33

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

I'd have to win the lottery to be able to buy a Intel ssd
Outrageously priced.
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29 Aug 2015   #34

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

No more so then a Samsung 850 Pro

In fact this Samsung Pro is downright cheap, in my opinion.

SSD 850 PRO 2.5‚€Ě SATA III MZ-7KE256BW | Memory & Storage

What Intel are we looking at ? Same size roughly, in the 730 series ?

Intel 730 Series SSDSC2BP240G4R5 2.5" 240GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) -

The Samsung beats the Intel with size and price

And the Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB ???

Just look for yourself, can`t beat it

SSD 850 EVO 2.5" SATA III 250GB | Samsung Solid State Drives
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29 Aug 2015   #35

Windows 7

I really wish I had thought to ask this forum for laptop advice 3years ago, but it just didn't occur to me. Anyway, based on Thrashzone's suggestions, I just purchased a Dell Inspiron 14 3000 14 Inch 500gb Laptop on Amazon. If I am correct, I need a ssd the same size as the hard drive? I watched an Amazon video and according to the presenter, 250gb should be enough for my needs as I am not a gamer nor do I have large video files. That will be my next purchase.
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29 Aug 2015   #36

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Good to here I can't remember which one now
But as far as ssd's go might as well get a 500gb they are dropping in price nicely and it gives you a lot more room to grow

Just be sure to test that machine = use it and if it seems hot remember you might only have 30 days to send it back
The 2 year extended warrantee is another good thing to get even though it might push the price up a little.
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29 Aug 2015   #37

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Janesdf View Post
If I am correct, I need a ssd the same size as the hard drive?
The same capacity? No.

The same dimensions in inches? Probably.
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29 Aug 2015   #38

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

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01 Sep 2015   #39

Windows 7

My Dell Inspiron 14 3000 14 Inch 500gb Laptop is due to arrive tomorrow with Win 8.1. I completely overlooked that as I did not want any version of Win8 again, so I will once again, as as I did with my Lenovo, downgrade to Win 7. In the meantime, can anyone recommend an enclosure case for the hard drive I removed so I can use it as an external drive? The drive is HGST, 500GB, 5400 RPM, SATA 3.0gb. By the way, I looked at my receipt and purchased the Lenovo in 2013, not 2012, so it didn't even last three years which is even more disappointing.
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01 Sep 2015   #40

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Downgrading usually messes up everything which might explain what happen to your other laptop,
Plus will cost you for an additional win-7 install too unless I'm missing some thing there ?
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