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Windows 7: Reinstall windows or new hard drive, or ssd?

30 Sep 2015   #1
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 
Reinstall windows or new hard drive, or ssd?

Hello my parents have an old dell latitude d630laptop that they use sometimes and it has been a little over a year since windows was last reinstalled on it.

Problem is, it's starting to get really slow and I'm doing tune-ups on it, but it still has a rough time watching videos. I'd really like my parents to use it more often and all but they use their phones a lot these days.

My question is: should I just reinstall windows 7 on it, get a new hard drive off of Amazon for 30 dollars (80gb since that's all they need), or do I get an ssd?

They are low on money since my mom lost her job but I'm really for the idea of a change on the laptop. Plus they always complain to me about it being slow too.

I'm even willing to do my weekly chores for free so they can buy a new hdd or ssd. What do I do?

I need another IT persons view on this. Thank you!

By the way I'm not an adult and still am in high school. I know some about computers I've gotten viruses, but not enough yet. I need college for this stuff.


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30 Sep 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
This is the best thing to put in a older laptop forget about another slow hdd.
Amazon.com: Crucial BX100 120GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive - CT120BX100SSD1: Computers & Accessories
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30 Sep 2015   #3
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

t hank you I'll ask them and look into it
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30 Sep 2015   #4
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

What about Kingston because it's a bit cheaper
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30 Sep 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Should be fine if you wait till black Friday I'm sure quite a few will be on sell
Just compare the stats of the BX100 and stay close
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30 Sep 2015   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If it is an old laptop,it won't have sata 3, so any ssd will do. Reliability is the thing to look for.
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01 Oct 2015   #7
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

You should upgrade to an SSD, everything will go blazing fast after the upgrade.
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01 Oct 2015   #8
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

That's a dual core 2Ghz processor with 4GB of ram so a SSD should definitely help it run better.
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01 Oct 2015   #9
Porthos

Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logo897 View Post
What about Kingston because it's a bit cheaper
I have been using this for budget replacments with no issue. I have one in an old vista era laptop and does well.

Amazon.com: Silicon Power 120GB S60 3K P/E Cycle Toggle MLC 2.5" 7mm SATA III 6Gb/s Internal Solid State Drive (SP120GBSS3S60S25): Computers & Accessories
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02 Oct 2015   #10
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

I would say to buy an SSD from a well-known company such as Kingston, Samsung etc.

If you buy for example a ripoff like Aptpop(not sure if i spelled it correctly) SSDs you will most likely not have any driver updates for the disk, it may fail alot quicker than a regular SSD etc. I got this ripoff graphics tablet 2 days ago and it has no driver updates at all, the current driver is very buggy(that's one thing that may occur if you buy ripoff things) and very unstable, i can deal with it though.
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