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Windows 7: Crucial M4 256 GB SSD drive -- absolutely EXCELLENT

28 Dec 2011   #1
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 
Crucial M4 256 GB SSD drive -- absolutely EXCELLENT

Hi all
Santa left me one of these for XMAS.

Crucial M4 256 GB SSD drive

I've just installed it in a decent laptop (Sony VAIO with INTEL I5 cpu and 8GB RAM) .

The main difficulty was actually physically getting it into the laptop -- slots were OK but the wretched people who assembled the laptop in the first place seemed to have the screws so tight that I was afraid I'd cross the threads on the laptop case which gives access to the old HDD.

Finally after cloning the OS and booting up --- I JUST CANNOT believe the SPEED and fast response I'm getting on the laptop now.

I wish I'd installed one of these AGES ago.

If you can beg, borrow or steal one of these devices -- GO FOR IT.

It even makes using Photoshop on LARGE RAW PRO DSLR camera files a pleasure.

I use one area on the SSD as a photoshop scratch area too.

Makes my fast Desktop look like a SNAIL !!!!.

Cheers
and happy new year everyone.


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28 Dec 2011   #2
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Jimbo, they are great, aren't they. I bought a Samsung laptop that I keep very little on. I put a 64GB M4 as a OS drive and a Vertex2 as a data drive. Restart time is 26 seconds. My Wife has now confiscated it, and it is her laptop now. I get the old one that still has Vista on it.(for now).
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28 Dec 2011   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
I wish I'd installed one of these AGES ago.
That is one of the only regrets that I hear people talk about. And perhaps, I wish I would have gone a little bigger. But in your case, 256GB is probably big enough.
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