HHD to SSD

Not sure what to buy? Ask here for some free advice.

Moderator: The Mod Squad

HHD to SSD

Postby c327 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:13 pm

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......
“Respect cannot be learned, purchased or acquired - it can only be earned” "Pay It Forward"
c327
Black Belt 4th Degree
Black Belt 4th Degree
 
Posts: 4390
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2004 1:01 am
Location: Saint Augustine Florida

Re: HHD to SSD

Postby Karlsweldt » Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:08 pm

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.
F@H.. to solve mankind's maladies.. in our lifetimes!
Karlsweldt
Mobo-fu Master
Mobo-fu Master
 
Posts: 20671
Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2003 11:57 am
Location: 07438

Re: HHD to SSD

Postby c327 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:42 pm

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
“Respect cannot be learned, purchased or acquired - it can only be earned” "Pay It Forward"
c327
Black Belt 4th Degree
Black Belt 4th Degree
 
Posts: 4390
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2004 1:01 am
Location: Saint Augustine Florida

Re: HHD to SSD

Postby Karlsweldt » Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:25 am

Check those "best of" reviews. Look for the longest MTBF (mean time between failures) for the best.
F@H.. to solve mankind's maladies.. in our lifetimes!
Karlsweldt
Mobo-fu Master
Mobo-fu Master
 
Posts: 20671
Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2003 11:57 am
Location: 07438

Re: HHD to SSD

Postby Roach412 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:31 pm

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.

-Roach
Lian Li Lancool First Knight Series PC-K59W
Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz
EVGA X58 FTW3 132-GT-E768-TR
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB)
Crucial M4 128gb SATAIII SSD x2
Crucial M4 256gb SATAIII SSD
OCZ Saber 1000 960GB Enterprise SSD
Corsair Professional Series HX850 PSU
Dell UltraSharp U2713HM 27" w/drop ceiling mount
Logitech G930 7.1 Headset
DBPOWER RGB LED Keyboard
Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury
Roach412
Black Belt 2nd Degree
Black Belt 2nd Degree
 
Posts: 2716
Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 7:33 pm
Location: Milwaukee - Wisconsin


Return to Recommendations

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests