Cheap 120GB SSD
April 4, 2018 at 4:30 pm #19220
April 16, 2018 at 11:22 am #19729
Me too 😀 – at that price how can you not afford to ?
Never trust an atom - they make up everything !00April 16, 2018 at 2:06 pm #19732
Just grabbed one for my SiL. As my BiL has taken his laptop away with him and left an relativly new HP i5 laptop with an ssd at home. I was the other day as I couldn’t find my usb dvd and need one ASAP to rip files off a disk, (don’t ask)! and omg the boot to a usable desktop, as in a desk top that would let you do anythin, took ages.
I’m not messing just or it to notice the dvd must of taken 3mins or more from hitting go.
I was alone in the house that that time, but later in I mentioned it to the BiL wife, and she said, she doesn’t use it as it’s slow, I mentioned an ssd, and here we are.
I could of given her one of the two I have, but 1.i have plans, and 2 both are well out of any type of warranty. So for £23 I grabbed them one.00April 16, 2018 at 5:25 pm #19733
blacklion1725Participant@blacklion1725Forumite Points: 957
Did an SSD in my Mum’s HP laptop – an i5 – 19″ job, maybe a little older. Fiddly but the online service manual was pretty good. The spinner went in an caddy in the DVD drive. Absolute chalk and cheese in terms of speed/experience. Great upgrade at this price, and its less of an issue that she likes to turn it off if she hasn’t used it for more than 30 seconds!00April 16, 2018 at 5:50 pm #19734
I was hoping (expecting) the hp had an hdd access port at the side like the thinkpad and dell’s, one screw to hold them in.
I’m not putting the hdd back in the cd bay, 1. They don’t need the space, 2, that is the only dvd drive I have access too atm, and 3, I cba with the messing 😋
It’s a much never cpu than on my current thinkpadx220 with ssd, so this will be a little cracker once the hdd is gone.00April 16, 2018 at 6:11 pm #19735
All of the consumer laptops I’ve seen recently have no hatches. My Lenovo V110 is described as a business laptop but had to be split in two to upgrade the ram and get at the HDD.00April 16, 2018 at 6:17 pm #19736
I wish I never offered now! With win 10, install of usb, auto authenticate, and drive hatch, I was expecting a 20 min job! Ffs.
I should of checked before I opened my mouth.00April 17, 2018 at 3:48 pm #19761
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Probably a daft question! Would I need some sort of mounting kit to fit these in a laptop?00April 17, 2018 at 3:52 pm #19762
RSBKeymaster@bdthreeForumite Points: 1,255
Not in a laptop no, not usually anyhow.
Americans: Over Sexed, Over Payed and Over here, Wat Wat!00April 17, 2018 at 3:52 pm #19763
No it will/should fit in cradle / slot the hdd did.00April 17, 2018 at 4:10 pm #19764
PlaneManModerator@planemanForumite Points: 1,710
It’s possible if the lappy is old it’ll be slimmer than the hdd. You might need a replacement cradle then.
It’s unlikely though.
My YouTube00April 17, 2018 at 4:41 pm #19765
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I haven’t got this one to hand, but the last two I bought had a spacer in the pack too.00April 17, 2018 at 6:54 pm #19770
Confirmed, they do have a spacer. If anyone ever needs one I usually have a spare.00April 17, 2018 at 7:20 pm #19773
They also have the 240GB P Series 5 version for £49.95 – use code VC5 to reduce that to £47.45
Never trust an atom - they make up everything !00April 17, 2018 at 7:54 pm #19777
blacklion1725Participant@blacklion1725Forumite Points: 957April 17, 2018 at 9:14 pm #19780
They also have the 240GB P Series 5 version for £49.95 – use code VC5 to reduce that to £47.45 Click
Boris are you trying to skint me ! Must resist….must resist….
I just can’t bear to think of you missing a bargain 😉
Never trust an atom - they make up everything !00April 18, 2018 at 3:34 pm #19808
My second 120GB one arrived this morning 😀
Under 48 hours between ordering on Monday morning and delivery this morning (from Switzerland).
Never trust an atom - they make up everything !00April 18, 2018 at 4:34 pm #19809
Ed PParticipant@edpsForumite Points: 2,946
Thanks PM – I needed a SSD drive for my School Pi Project but the one I thought was spare had gone where old drives go to die.00April 21, 2018 at 7:41 pm #19921
The laptop turned up, it’s a hp pavilion G02KF3D, not a drive bay insight, lots of screw and plastic clips.
Long story short, I have a yet another ssd to add to my spares collection, and the SiL still has the slow ssd.
If it was mine I’d swap it, but the laptop is relatively new so I’m not breaking it.
This is progress I presume!
I wouldn’t mind if it was some tiny ultra book, but I could surf on this thing! I think it’d 17 inch, could be 15, I’m use to 12s, so it’s like a HD tv to me.00April 21, 2018 at 8:09 pm #19924
Just had to take the back off a Toshiba as glacier like Windows and the user also complaining about it only working on mains. Once it had booted tests confirmed a tragically slow read rate. Great, a use for the SSD. Battery seemed OK though.
14 screws later the back actually came off quite easily. HDD put in caddy and data transferred. Hmm, doesn’t feel like a HDD on it’s last legs. Run test again on my desktop and the HDD is fine. Strange.
SSD in laptop in horrible rubber caddy, its really not designed to be worked on, won’t start. Phone customer and find out what I hadn’t been told, it’s had a glass of red spilt into it. Motherboard is the culprit, not the HDD and that explains the battery thing too.
Desktop I built 4 years ago arrives at the door, running slowly. WD Blue 1TB really is the cuplrit on this one. I know this guy, doesn’t do much. Great a use for the SSD.
Since I last saw him he’s been made redundant and started his own blacksmithing business. Loads of videos and photos he’s taken to show prospective customers, way too much for 120GB so had to order a 240GB.
Damn.00April 21, 2018 at 9:06 pm #19926
Ed PParticipant@edpsForumite Points: 2,946
” Loads of videos and photos he’s taken to show prospective customers, way too much for 120GB so had to order a 240GB.”
Re: Snail-like Win10 — Check out that it isn’t the nasty Photos app + Cortana +File Indexing. The former is deadly at all times while the latter two can take days to stop poking around. I personally zap them from the start as they do nothing for me. Making Photos never use background helps a lot.
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