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Windows 7: OCZ Vertex Plus R2 SSD or Crucial v4 SSD?

18 Oct 2012   #11
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

I only need a 3gbps SATA2 connection getting any faster would be a waste of money. Are there any Samsung 256gb 3gbps drives?


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18 Oct 2012   #12
brummyfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Tomtom,
It's better to buy SATA III ssd than SATA II drive, SATA III drives are cheaper and backward compatible, I have enclosed some links for you to compare.
Samsung 128gb Ssd - Sata-ii 2.5" - Paper Retail.. | Ebuyer.com

SAMSUNG 256GB 830 Series SSD - 2.5" SATA-III.. | Ebuyer.com
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18 Oct 2012   #13
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tomtom111 View Post
Well here's the product number:
VJ342EA

and if you want the link to the specs for it:

Product Specifications HP Pavilion dv6-2020sa Entertainment Notebook PC | HP® Support

Ok thanks for that, I won't look any further at the other ones. But, jut one thing a guy I know doesn't like crucial ram at all because he says they cause problems.
I was looking for the model name (dv6-2020sa). Thanks.

The laptop uses DDR2. It apparently can take 4GB SODIMMs, two of them for a total of 8GB. Unfortunately, DDR2 tends to be much more expensive than DDR3 at the moment.

"doesn't like Crucial RAM at all because they cause problems"? That's a rather, er, uncommon perception.I don't buy RAM very often, and I'm not running any Crucial RAM at the moment, but I regard them as the conservative choice if you're concerned about compatibility.
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18 Oct 2012   #14
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

When I say 'friend' he's a PC maintenance guy I know, and as he deals a lot with this sort of thing I sort of took his word for it. Anyway, I might go with this card from crucial.

http://http://www.crucial.com/uk/sto...991C99A5CA7304

I know it's best to buy two together, but to be honest I don't want or need a big upgrade, if at all. I was just thinking of a gig or two, or three...

I'm looking into Samsung ssd's now and they look good.
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18 Oct 2012   #15
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Something I've just realised is tht the Samsung 830 is 7mm thick, and other drives, like my current one are bigger. So will it fit properly into the old drive bay without wedging it in or something?
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18 Oct 2012   #16
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tomtom111 View Post
When I say 'friend' he's a PC maintenance guy I know, and as he deals a lot with this sort of thing I sort of took his word for it. Anyway, I might go with this card from crucial.

http://http://www.crucial.com/uk/sto...991C99A5CA7304

I know it's best to buy two together, but to be honest I don't want or need a big upgrade, if at all. I was just thinking of a gig or two, or three...

I'm looking into Samsung ssd's now and they look good.
Mixing RAM is one way to get into trouble. I'd be more inclined to risk it on a desktop, where manually setting the RAM's timings in the BIOS can make different makes play together. On a laptop (at least, on the cheap Compaq one I've had for 4 years), the manual BIOS settings are very limited.

As regards the SSD, I don't know for certain for that laptop model, but I'd expect that thinner is OK. A lot of laptops can only take 7 mm thick drives. Please post back if it doesn't fit.
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18 Oct 2012   #17
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Thanks for your replies.

I've just measure the drive that's in currently and it's definitely 9mm thick. There are brackets, which I assume would would with the Samsung 830 as well. I've taken a few photos of the bay and the drive it's self, they may help in some way.

I've also looked at the bios on mine, and as you said its very limited. So I may get two cards, but have a smaller upgrade ie. 2x2Gb cards, meaning a 1Gb upgrade, as my budget is fairly limited.


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18 Oct 2012   #18
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tomtom111 View Post
Thanks for your replies.

I've just measure the drive that's in currently and it's definitely 9mm thick. There are brackets, which I assume would would with the Samsung 830 as well. I've taken a few photos of the bay and the drive it's self, they may help in some way.

I've also looked at the bios on mine, and as you said its very limited. So I may get two cards, but have a smaller upgrade ie. 2x2Gb cards, meaning a 1Gb upgrade, as my budget is fairly limited.
I'm not dead certain, but I think that the drive attaches to the adapter bracket in such a way that a thinner drive would work as well. You can probably get a better idea if you remove the assembly from the laptop.
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20 Oct 2012   #19
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Ok thanks.

Quick Q... which one do I get?
On Amazon there are three different options and I'm not sure which one is best. Thanks.


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20 Oct 2012   #20
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tomtom111 View Post
Ok thanks.

Quick Q... which one do I get?
On Amazon there are three different options and I'm not sure which one is best. Thanks.
I reckon the middle one - new but goodness they are certain asking a premium price - no where else. Out here $209 for the same (134 in the old money) but ditch the Ghost mate. Can you wait till 840 comes out you might get a better price on a 830?

Personally I am going to try the Plextor 256 out here $179 (115 there) but hey horse for courses eh?
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