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Jackie Chan
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mSATA ssd upgrade?
Will a mSata ssd revitalize my 4 year old laptop enough to justify the $100 cost? Or should I just putit towards a new one.

It's a MSI Gp60
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re: mSATA ssd upgrade?
What are the rest of the specs? SSDs are the best possible performance boosters for PCs


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re: mSATA ssd upgrade?
Probably. It made a huge difference in my 4-year-old laptop. In fact, it felt like a new computer.


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Jackie Chan
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re: mSATA ssd upgrade?
NVIDIA GeForce GT 840M 2 GB
Intel Core i5 4th Gen 4200M (2.50 GHz)
8 GB DDR3L
750 GB HDD


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re: mSATA ssd upgrade?
Yea you'll see an astronomical difference over that likely 5400rpm HDD


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Yea you'll see an astronomical difference over that likely 5400rpm HDD



For sure. Head into task manager when the computer is under load and I can almost assure you that mem and cpu numbers will be low, but your hdd will be at 100%, showing to be the obvious bottleneck in your system.


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Jackie Chan
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re: mSATA ssd upgrade?
Thanks. I'll try it, easier than buying another laptop

Well maybe not easier, but cheaper
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re: mSATA ssd upgrade?
It'll be super easy. A little time consuming if you're doing a clean windows install, but the installation of the actual drive itself will take about 30 seconds lol

1tb m.2 drives are like $100 now (I was lucky and got a 2tb for $106). If you do get one that large, I would remove the old hard drive completely


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re: mSATA ssd upgrade?
My Samsung ssd on my laptop was super easy. It copied everything over


bluebarracuda
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re: mSATA ssd upgrade?
Samsung has a great migration tool. Most of the $100 m.2 drives do not have such tool


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Jackie Chan
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re: mSATA ssd upgrade?
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If you do get one that large, I would remove the old hard drive completely


The 1tb, or 2tb?


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1tb


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750 GB HDD


You're going to be amazed at the difference in moving from a hard disk drive to a solid state drive. It's similar to going from the bare minimum of RAM needed for Windows to something like 12 Gigs.

My boot time from pushing the Power button to being at the Windows login screen is somewhere around 10 seconds.


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