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Old 28-07-15, 05:07 PM
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Post SSD or SSHD for 2 year old Laptop

Hi,
My secondary computing device is an Asus X55C laptop which is more than 2 years old. The configuration of the laptop is as follows:
Processor: Intel PDC 2020M
RAM: 6G 1600MHz DDR3 (2G on board and 4G G.Skill installed by me)
Onboard Intel HD graphics,
And 512G 5400RPM HDD.
Nothing fancy. But presently I am noticing that the HDD have became very slow.
So I am planning to replace the HDD. I am confused between this 1TB Seagate SSHD and this 250GB Crucial SSD
I do think that a full SSD will be a waste on such old machine as the other hardware will probably bottleneck its full power. So please suggest what to do? Thanks in advance.

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Old 28-07-15, 05:20 PM
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Id look for a cheap SSD if I were you - you can get some silly good deals on Samsung and even some Corsair SSD's now.

An SSD will probably be the best thing you could do for your laptop though. If possible do a fresh install not a drive clone though
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Old 28-07-15, 05:32 PM
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Id look for a cheap SSD if I were you - you can get some silly good deals on Samsung and even some Corsair SSD's now.

An SSD will probably be the best thing you could do for your laptop though. If possible do a fresh install not a drive clone though

I think that one of the cheapest brand of SSDs out there currently is Crucial, since they control the production of the memory and since costs have dropped, prices have dropped dramatically on their SSDs.

Also, some people say that going for base 8 memory capacity (128,256,512,1T is better than base 2 (120,240,480,960)
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Old 28-07-15, 05:38 PM
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Id look for a cheap SSD if I were you - you can get some silly good deals on Samsung and even some Corsair SSD's now.

An SSD will probably be the best thing you could do for your laptop though. If possible do a fresh install not a drive clone though
Thanks for your reply. The crucial SSD I posted probably give the best value for money. It costs $85 which I think is good considering the 250G capacity.

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Also how are the PNY SSDs? I have found this 240G one which is $80 priced.
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