Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Help Switching To SSD Sony Vaio - Performance Question

23 Oct 2014   #1
itsjinx

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Help Switching To SSD Sony Vaio - Performance Question

I have a 4 year old Sony Vaio VPCF127FX with these stats:
- Windows 7
- Intel i7 quad-core 1.73GHz
- 8 GB DDR
- Samsung 586GB SATA HDD
- NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M

Since they don't make Vaio's anymore and new laptops aren't significantly better, I want to speed it up as much as possible and was really hoping everyone could give me their opinion on the following questions:
  1. Will switching to an SSD make anything faster?
  2. What SSD would you recommend for my setup?
  3. I have 2 4GB DDR sticks in my vaio - Can I and should I put 2 8GB sticks in?
  4. Is there anything else I can do to speed up that isn't software-related?
I greatly appreciate anyone's help and opinions!


Thank you


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
24 Oct 2014   #2
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Hello,

An SSD would be like giving your laptop crack. It will work amazing! It will be so fast you will be mine blown! when i installed my SSD my boot up time went from 126 seconds to 11 seconds.

You wont need any more ram in your laptop if you get a SSD as 4GB is the sweet spot and you wont notice an improvement difference!

In terms of what SSD to buy, something like a samsung 840 EVO would be great! The software that comes with it is amazing, meaning you can clone your old HDD onto your SSD stress and hassle free!

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...0+%2Caps%2C311
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Oct 2014   #3
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

I agree with Harrie. Fitting a SSD is probably the best bang for your buck you can get. You will be amazed at the speed increase, both on boot & opening programs.
8gb of RAM is plenty for all normal computer use with Windows x64.
I am using a Samsung SSD & it has been working for 12 months without any problems.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

27 Oct 2014   #4
itsjinx

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HarriePateman View Post
Hello,

An SSD would be like giving your laptop crack. It will work amazing! It will be so fast you will be mine blown! when i installed my SSD my boot up time went from 126 seconds to 11 seconds.

You wont need any more ram in your laptop if you get a SSD as 4GB is the sweet spot and you wont notice an improvement difference!

In terms of what SSD to buy, something like a samsung 840 EVO would be great! The software that comes with it is amazing, meaning you can clone your old HDD onto your SSD stress and hassle free!

Amazon.com: samsung 840 evo - Internal Solid State Drives / Data Storage: Electronics

Thank you for the suggestion. I had no idea it was that big of an improvement. Based on your recommendation, I just purchased this one:
Amazon.com: Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State Drive MZ-7TE500BW: Computers & Accessories

Can you also tell me:
  1. Will this plug right into my current Sony Vaio that has a 2.5inch sata HDD?
  2. Someone mentioned differences in speed with SATA I, II, and III. This samsung SSD is III but is my 4 year old sony vaio a sata III? If it is not sata III, is there anyway for me to update my laptop to operate at those fast speeds so I can take advantage of the sata III?

thank you!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Oct 2014   #5
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Very good choice!

it will fit yes, in terms of performance you will loose a little bit but you will still be mind blown.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Oct 2014   #6
itsjinx

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I got the SSD and I'm also wondering if upgrading my nvidia graphics card will speed anything up? Also, is it possible to change my motherboards sata 2 connection to a sata 3 connection?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Oct 2014   #7
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Changing hardware items in laptops is usually not possible, as it generally cheaper to replace the laptop. The only exception is changing the hard drive to an SSD which is definitely worth it.

No you cannot change the sata 2 to sata 3 as it is a hardware issue, so you would have to change the motherboard. However, the sata 2 & sata 3 connection cables are the same.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2014   #8
itsjinx

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thanks for all the help! I installed my new samsung 840 EVO 512MB with 30% OP and WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. It's crazy how much faster it is. My computer boots up in under 5 seconds - And that is with a cloned win 7 system from my HDD. I bet if I installed new win 7 or even win 8 it would be faster? Some of my geek buddies said win 8 will be SLOWER on my system but I am unsure?

Also, I didn't realize that I couldn't swap any internals of my notebook other than ram and hard drive. I already have max ram for my motherboard 8GB. Can anyone tell me if there is a FASTER type of ram I could switch it for? The 4GB DDR sticks I have are atleast 3 years old so I wonder if there is something better?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2014   #9
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

I doubt if going for different RAM would give you any noticeable benefit. Sometimes it is best to be satisfied with what you have & as you have mentioned you are blown away by the speed increase of the SSD, so I would leave it at that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Nov 2014   #10
itsjinx

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the replies. Does anyone know if I can/should now uninstall these two programs:
  • Intel Rapid Storage Technology
  • Intel Turbo Boost Technology driver
Do I need them? Do they serve any benefit?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Help Switching To SSD Sony Vaio - Performance Question




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
SONY VAIO Slows At Start Up, Before SONY Logo Loads.
Hi Guys i have SONY VAIO VPCEB4C5E, After Having Liquid Spilled on my Screen, it was not working for few hours, then i took to local repair and they did it worked, so everything is working fine. However i doubt that, when i press Power Button, it tooks about 7-8 seconds to start loading SONY...
General Discussion
Sony Vaio Fax
Can you plz tell me how to set up the fax plz I have a lexmark printer and would like to set them up thank you :confused:
Hardware & Devices
Graphic Card Performance Lost switching from 64 bit from 32
Oops thread title is wrong i mean switching from 32 bit to 64 bit. Okay so im working on a side project PC and i just upgraded the OS to Win 7 Ultimate X64 from Vista Home Premium X86 Build is: Intel Pentium Dual Core E2200 3Gb PC2-6400 RAM HP 2028h Mobo Q33 Chipset PNY Geforce GT 430
Graphic Cards
No sound Sony Vaio and No Sony Support
This is the first time contacting Sony support. After waiting for over 1/2 hour, finally a person comes online. I spend another 20 minutes giving him name, address, etc and then I find out that it is "paid support". After an online chat and trying to contact Sony support, maybe the only...
Sound & Audio
Sony Vaio w7 64 bit - very very slow performance
Hello, i never had this kind of a problem in my life where i used almost over 10 Pc/laptop ... One day when all my laptops performance was very fast and such, windows failed to start...and 15 16 times in row it failed...My laptop is Sony Vaio VPCF11Z1E btw - i7 8Gb ram bla bla bla basically it...
General Discussion
Win 7 on Sony SONY VAIO VGN-NR123E
Noticed how my laptop freezes once in a while. I have 2GB of memory and I only have a web browser open and a word document. yet it still freezes for a bit... Then it will come back. Any ideas? TIA Mike
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:23.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App