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Windows 7: Need advice on netbook SSD upgrade

24 Mar 2014   #1
antares

Windows XP Professional SP3/Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Need advice on netbook SSD upgrade

Hi all! I have an "old" Asus Eee PC 1201PN netbook with Windows 7 and a crappy 5400rpm HD that's making it very slow to unusable with MS Office heavy usage. I plan to replace the internal HD with an SSD (standard 2.5" size). I want to buy a really cheap one as this Netbook is old and I only use it occasionally. Which one do you recommend? Thanks.


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24 Mar 2014   #2
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

128GB Samsung 840 EVO would be good.
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25 Mar 2014   #3
antares

Windows XP Professional SP3/Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
128GB Samsung 840 EVO would be good.
I was thinking something cheaper than that, what about this one? (the 120 GB version is $63 compared to $85 for the EVO)
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25 Mar 2014   #4
SIW2

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25 Mar 2014   #5
antares

Windows XP Professional SP3/Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Thanks for that info. I did read earlier one of the reviewers mention this, but the question is: if i'm going to use this SSD in this old netbook (probably SATA2 or slower interface), will I notice any performance difference between the EVO and the Kingston? I mean, the bottleneck might be the SATA interface on the mobo and not the SSD.
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25 Mar 2014   #6
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

I reccomend you do not buy hardware from Amazon. You should buy at Newegg, it is more reliable. Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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25 Mar 2014   #7
antares

Windows XP Professional SP3/Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
I reccomend you do not buy hardware from Amazon. You should buy at Newegg, it is more reliable
Any bad experience with Amazon that you can tell me?
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25 Mar 2014   #8
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Newegg.com - SanDisk SDSSDP-064G-G25 2.5" 64GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

above is the cheapest small SSD I can find on newegg right now; 64 GB Sandisk for $51. It is SATA III. I have no personal knowledge of it.

I've bought successfully from Newegg and Amazon. If you buy from Amazon, you might have to pay state sales tax. And I'd probably try to buy from Amazon direct, rather than from another retailer who is selling through Amazon.

Never had any issues with Newegg. SSDs have no moving parts, so you aren't likely to suffer any shipping damage.

The Samsung 840 EVO is an excellent performer, but I'm not sure how much of a premium I would pay for it since all SSDs are very fast relative to a standard HDD. And you may not need 120 GB.
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25 Mar 2014   #9
antares

Windows XP Professional SP3/Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Newegg.com - SanDisk SDSSDP-064G-G25 2.5" 64GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

above is the cheapest small SSD I can find on newegg right now; 64 GB Sandisk for $51. It is SATA III. I have no personal knowledge of it.
The Samsung 840 EVO is an excellent performer, but I'm not sure how much of a premium I would pay for it since all SSDs are very fast relative to a standard HDD. And you may not need 120 GB.
Yes, that's exactly what I was looking for, 64GB for the netbook is more than enough to have Win7+Office, plus great price. I won't risk buying Kingston after all those slow performance reviews. Sandisk is a trustworthy brand. Samsung is excellent (I have it installed in my PC), but not willing to spend those extra bucks in this netbook.Thanks.
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25 Mar 2014   #10
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Amazon can be unreliable if you buy from a seller other than Amazon. On Newegg, most things are sold by them and Newegg is more specialized for computer hardware.
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