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GateCrusher420 VIP Member

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#1 6 years ago

Okay, so I'm looking to upgrade my laptop. Starting with my hard drive. From the looks of it, and if memory serves me right, it's a 320GB drive in there now. So I'm looking for a recommendation on an SSD right now. Most of the stuff installed will be disposed of after the reinstall of Vista (yeah I know...Vista is shit but I enjoy it). So I'm guessing in the 200-300GB range. :)

Also...how would I go about transfering everything over to the SSD and then remapping it to C:?


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#2 6 years ago

Get an external enclosure for your current HDD, put the SSD in the laptop, connect the external HDD and transfer everything over.

You'll need the external enclosure despite what you decide to go.

As for the SSD: Samsung 830 has served me incredibly well. Although, they're a bit expensive. To save the money, I'd probably pick up a Crucial M4 over it. They're pretty inexpensive right now, for an SSD, and they often go on sale on websites like Newegg.

Watch slickdeals to get the best deal. They sold a 512GB SSD for something like $399. That's one of the best deals I've ever seen for an SSD.


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#3 6 years ago

Just watch slickdeals for sales. I would just get whatever you can find the cheapest. Reliability is close enough and so is performance. Get the drive with the best GB/$$ you can afford. 256gb sandisk SSD's have been popping up on newegg for $125 from time to time so I would check out something like that.


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#4 6 years ago

You also wouldn't need an enclosure. Since I know you've got other computers in your house from your other threads, you can just jerry-rig the only hard drive into one of the other computers, share the drive, and use that to transfer what you need. Or back it up onto a computer with a larger hard drive and forget about the old drive completely.