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 Post subject: HHD to SSD
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:13 pm 
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This concerns the wife"s year and a half old HP Laptop with Windows 10 Home x64, i5 2.20 CPU, 500GB 5400 rpm HDD, 6GB RAM. This computer is running very good, clean and with no known issues.

I am considering converting the HDD to a SSD if it would improve performance. I don't think changing it is a big deal. The CPU I think may be solderer in place and if so really not worth going that far with out doing other mods which is not practical. Just considering the SSD mod only if I will gain some performance.

IF so what would be the best performing SSHD to get?

Thanks......

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 Post subject: Re: HHD to SSD
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:08 pm 
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What programs or features are running in the background? Check if the Web browser is active all the time, other programs that are not needed. Disable the auto-start and see performance get a lot better. Those programs will still be available when called for.

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 Post subject: Re: HHD to SSD
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:42 pm 
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c327 wrote:
This concerns the wife"s year and a half old HP Laptop with Windows 10 Home x64, i5 2.20 CPU, 500GB 5400 rpm HDD, 6GB RAM. This computer is running very good, clean and with no known issues.

I am considering converting the HDD to a SSD if it would improve performance. I don't think changing it is a big deal. The CPU I think may be solderer in place and if so really not worth going that far with out doing other mods which is not practical. Just considering the SSD mod only if I will gain some performance.

IF so what would be the best performing SSHD to get?

Thanks......
already running a selective start-up. Next to nothing running. Now about the SSD

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Check those "best of" reviews. Look for the longest MTBF (mean time between failures) for the best.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:31 pm 
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c327 wrote:
IF so what would be the best performing SSHD to get?

honestly, whichever you're willing to pay for...

in reality, the real-world performance of an SSD tends to be heavily muddied from the benchmarks provided. I've use a number of different drives, and could not tell you which was faster than the other. it's faster than my old HDD...so, that's really what mattered to me.

find a deal on a SATA III drive in the size you want, and go with that. I've used OCZ, Crucial and Transcend drives and have had excellent experience using all of them.

splitting hairs between 400 vs. 500 MB/s performance is something you most likely would have no realization of in real-world usage.

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