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Windows 7: Upgrade to SSD on Lenovo G500 laptop

19 Mar 2014   #31
essenbe

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

Guys, I have a Samsung 17" laptop that holds 2 hard drives (SSDs now), but surprisingly it is very light and it seems lighter than my 15.6" Dell Inspiron. My Wife loves it. I just get to work on it for her, even though I bought it for me. Now she says where are you going with my laptop. LOL


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19 Mar 2014   #32
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I found the difference in weight is in the screen. I once had a 15" Vaio with a HD screen, it weighed a ton.
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20 Mar 2014   #33
Torah Lishmah

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Yet I've never heard anything bad about PNY.
I've owned a number of PNY products over the years [mostly RAM & GFX cards] and they have proven to be quality hardware. Nothing PNY has failed on me yet. Not one.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I should have said up front that I never use disks, would have bought a laptop without OD if I didn't want to have the conversion option. Now that time is here with the $10 caddy (looks ok?) and a 120gb PNY SSD which after a BB gift card and 3 reward certs comes out to my favorite price of....free! with free shipping.
Heck yeah! Like I always say "If it's for free - it's for me!"

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No problem, Greg. We feel good to help out a friend. I'm sure I speak for Gary too.
I would venture to say that is why most of us are here. It's nice to have the opportunity to help guys out, who in turn, are helping others out too. That's what is so cool about this little community at SevenForums. I haven't been here that long, and I can already tell this is a special place.
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20 Mar 2014   #34
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Have you done the deed yet Greg? Nosy people Inquiring minds want to know.
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20 Mar 2014   #35
gregrocker

 

Not yet, Gary. Waiting for Best Buy to ship my free SSD.
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20 Mar 2014   #36
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Gotcha, you already have the laptop?
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20 Mar 2014   #37
gregrocker

 

Yeah I've had it since December. Like it a lot. The only flaw is at reboot the clean install doesn't load the Elan pointing device touchpad software until I open it from tab in Control Panel>Mouse. This keeps it from disabling the touchpad whenever the mouse is plugged in which I have selected in the software. As soon as my fingers brush the "gesture pad" it causes the cursor to skip around, and my curser to go ballistic. Suddenly a hundred words a minute becomes like air hockey.

But I use Hibernate 9 days out of 10 so it's pretty easy to ignore and forget til it goes off.
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24 Mar 2014   #38
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Greg, I collect Hard drives and SSDs. Ask Gary. But, it's a 2.5" drive .a usb cable will run it. You could use it for a lot of things being portable and as small as it is. I'm not necessarily recommending this cable, but one like this would work great. I use 2 of them and they work real well. Newegg.com - StarTech USB3S2SAT3CB USB 3.0 to 2.5? SATA III Hard Drive Adapter Cable w/ UASP. 1TB that will fit in your shirt pocket is nice for on the road.

I'm leaning toward using the 1tb internal as external storage with just the cable like you linked here. Is it necessary to encase it in something to protect the exposed circuitry? What's the most minimal I can leave it so it does indeed fit in pocket?

Thanks for the advice. SSD arrives Wed.
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24 Mar 2014   #39
essenbe

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

I don't encase mine. But, I also don't travel around with them. Let me look and see what I can find.
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24 Mar 2014   #40
essenbe

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

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