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User Info: ThePCElitist

ThePCElitist
3 years ago#1
I got a laptop recently with a craptastic 5,400 rpm drive in it. Would you toss it in the trash in favor of a large capacity SSD or maybe an SSHD?
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User Info: de3ric

de3ric
3 years ago#2
As long as the laptop is worth investing in I.E. not a celeron from 2003, (though it would still improve performance) I vote yes to ssd.

Source:Upgraded my wife's laptop from a 5400rpm to a samsung 840pro 256gb and it vastly improved her performance paired with an I5 2410m 6gbram. Main improvement she's noticed is photoshop, file transfers and boot times.
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User Info: greenyoshi46

greenyoshi46
3 years ago#3
ssd
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User Info: Master_Bass

Master_Bass
3 years ago#4
Yes, I would say it's worth it as long as you don't need a high capacity HDD.
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User Info: ThePCElitist

ThePCElitist
3 years ago#5
Master_Bass posted...
Yes, I would say it's worth it as long as you don't need a high capacity HDD.


Thanks for the replies. Would you say a 250 gb ssd + a decent 32 gb SD card will be suitable? The sd card will be for storing all photos and video files to in order to save some space on the ssd.
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User Info: Spacewhizguy

Spacewhizguy
3 years ago#6
If you need the space, then just get an SSHD. They perform reasonably well.
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User Info: Lonestar2000

Lonestar2000
3 years ago#7
Get a SSD and put your current drive in an enclosure.
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User Info: dennis941012

dennis941012
3 years ago#8
ssd and external hard drive if you need storage space
got 2tb one last year at cybermonday for $89 :X
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User Info: ThePCElitist

ThePCElitist
3 years ago#9
Is the corsair neutron 256 GB good? I want an inexpensive >$200 ssd with that specific capacity that is also reliable. I found it for $179
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User Info: DiehardFFv2

DiehardFFv2
3 years ago#10
dennis941012 posted...
ssd and external hard drive if you need storage space
got 2tb one last year at cybermonday for $89 :X


I just got an external 3TB drive off of Amazon for $109 all told. There's no real reason to wait until cyber monday for an external.
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