Gonna install an SSD on my laptop, few questions


  1. Posts : 45
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
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    Gonna install an SSD on my laptop, few questions


    Hi guys. I was planning on buying a Samsung 840 Pro 128gb for my laptop, to experience the wonders of a SSD for the first time. I chose that one because it's at an acessible price for me, and because I love Samsung and everybody on the internet says you can't go wrong with their SSD's.

    Anyway, I have a few questions before I dive into the world of SSD's:

    - My laptop's chipset is SATA II (Intel HM55). I know it stops me from experiencing the SSD's top potential, but will it still be incredibly faster than my s***ty 5400 HDD?
    - What would be the first thing to do when you install the SSD? Install the OS and then update the controller, right?
    - I'm worried about the life of the SSD, since i've heard people say it can last around 60 years and others say about a week if used uncorrectly. I use my PC for video editing and the ocasional internet browsing, will the video editing hurt the SSD's lifetime? I've heard constant writing on the drive is what makes it "slowly die", so would that mean watching alot of Youtube videos hurts the life of the drive?
    - Does it matter how much RAM I have, to make use of the SSD's speed? I have 8, and can upgrade to 16...

    That's about it...for now xD Sorry for the long post, I just want to feel confortable and know as much as I can before I start working with SSD's.

    Thank you for your time.
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    Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
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    - My laptop's chipset is SATA II (Intel HM55). I know it stops me from experiencing the SSD's top potential, but will it still be incredibly faster than my s***ty 5400 HDD?
    == It will be lighting fast. Your programs will open in one second.==

    - What would be the first thing to do when you install the SSD? Install the OS and then update the controller, right?
    == I didn't do anything to the controller. Just treat the install as you did with the HDD. Nothing special because it is a SSD. ==

    - I'm worried about the life of the SSD, since i've heard people say it can last around 60 years and others say about a week if used uncorrectly. I use my PC for video editing and the ocasional internet browsing, will the video editing hurt the SSD's lifetime? I've heard constant writing on the drive is what makes it "slowly die", so would that mean watching alot of Youtube videos hurts the life of the drive?
    == I don't think anyone knows the life of a SSD. They haven't been around long enough. I have never heard any of the things that you have mentioned. ==

    - Does it matter how much RAM I have, to make use of the SSD's speed? I have 8, and can upgrade to 16...
    == I have 4 GB in a 32 bit setup and my SSD works fine. Don't worry about RAM ==
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