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Windows 7: SSD for laptop in a PC and related question

24 Jan 2014   #1

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
SSD for laptop in a PC and related question

Hello

Can I install an SSD drive for a laptop in a PC?

What should I look for characteristics for an SSD.

Is there some model that are not recommendable or more solid one?


Martin

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24 Jan 2014   #2

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Sure, most LT's use a 2.5" SATA drive. You have a large selection of SSD's to choose from. I think most agree the Samsung 840 Pro is among the best. There are many lower cost SSD's, around .50 cents a GB that will get the job done.

Any current generation SSD is fine. Some of the older models have firmware issues. Personalty I use Samsung and OCZ SSD's.
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24 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arjfca View Post
Hello

Can I install an SSD drive for a laptop in a PC?

What should I look for characteristics for an SSD.

Is there some model that are not recommendable or more solid one?


Martin
The only SSD's I have seen are all 2.5" so they are made for either Laptop or Desktop. In the Desktop you need a backet so it fits in the 3.5" bays. I agree about the OCZ's. I have one and it has been flawless. Others are good. Just don't get the cheapest you see unless you know the brand. Newegg has some good deals now. SSD, Solid State Drives - Newegg.com
You should be able to find one around a $100.
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24 Jan 2014   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

it will be hard finding an ocz one though since they went bankrupt. they have had all their assets perchased by HP so they should be back soon.

I have an OCZ vertex drive in my macbook, its very good and reliable. I am a bit of a corsair brand slag, so I have corsair SSDs in my gaming rig, they perform very solidly, and have very fast random write and read speeds.

about the cheapest ones you can get are scandisk drives. im eyeing myself up a couple of 250gb varients as theyre only 109 a pop at the moment
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24 Jan 2014   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

badger906 -- I had not heard that. Too bad, they made a good SSD. Do you know if they will retain the OCZ name through HP or not?
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24 Jan 2014   #6

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

As I recall, OCZ has been bought out by Toshiba (thank God it wasn't HP!) and Toshiba plans on keeping the OCZ name.

Either the Samsung 840 Pro or 840 EVO would be excellent choices (the Pro being the best).
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24 Jan 2014   #7
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24 Jan 2014   #8
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I own SSDs of 5 different makes - two as old as from 2007. I never had any real problems. My advice would be to buy the cheapest available today. Tomorrow they will be cheaper anyhow..

They practically all come in 2.5". Most come with a 3.5" bracket but I don't even bother with that. I use Velcro dots to fix them in the 3.5" bays.
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25 Jan 2014   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

Sorry for the miss information, i stand corrected on the HP/Toshiba front. I briefly read it in a blog a few weeks ago before the news became "public" and noticed theyd got it wrong when it hit the press.. but ic ouldnt remember which way around it way ^_^

Toshiba has also purchased the Power Pc brand, so OCZ power supplies should also return to.
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25 Jan 2014   #10

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
it will be hard finding an ocz one though since they went bankrupt. they have had all their assets perchased by HP so they should be back soon.

I have an OCZ vertex drive in my macbook, its very good and reliable. I am a bit of a corsair brand slag, so I have corsair SSDs in my gaming rig, they perform very solidly, and have very fast random write and read speeds.

about the cheapest ones you can get are scandisk drives. im eyeing myself up a couple of 250gb varients as theyre only 109 a pop at the moment
Amazon has 35 pages of OCZ products listed for sale. I just had a pair of Vector ssd's delivered 2 days ago. OCZ is now owned by Toshiba but is going to continue to operate independently.
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