A week back, I asked about custom built laptop - https://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/custom-built-laptop-pricing?replies=17.
The main idea was using a SSD instead of HDD. Many of you geeks suggested, just swap the HDD with SSD, dammit.
Then the question came about whether the motherboard is SATA 2 or SATA 3. I wrote to the Crucial guyz and they were kind enough to respond today. They have a cool downloadable scanner tool which said my samsung laptop is indeed SATA 3 - 6 GB/s version.
The scanner guaranteed-compatible SSD was 512GB Crucial m4 2.5" SSD with Data Transfer Kit.
This 512GB SSD specs are here
In case linky not worky, the details
Form Factor 2.5"
Memory Components MLC
Sustained Sequential Read Up to 500 MB/s (SATA 6Gb/s)
Sustained Sequential Write Up to 260 MB/s (SATA 6Gb/s)
4KB Random Read Up to 45K IOPS
4KB Random Write Up to 50K IOPS
MTBF 1,200,000 hours
Integrated 8-channel single chip Controller
Self-monitoring, analysis, and reporting technology (SMART) command set
Average Access Time < 0.1 ms
Power Consumption (Idle): < 65 mW
Power Consumption (Active): 0.15W
Operating Temperature: 0°C ~ +70°C
Storage Temperature: -40°C ~ +85°C
Max Shock Resistance: 1500G
It retails at around 400 dollars at their site.
So, what do you smart peeps think ? I should go for it ?