(Solved) - Looking for Laptops with 500 GB SSD (No HDD)(21 posts)
Thank you all for the tips.
Since I have to lug it everywhere, I want to ditch the HDD (and the CD/DVD drive) and carry a lightweight 13' laptop (typically about 1 kg), . So having dual drives does not help. And I am not smart enough to swap out the HDD with SSD.
Most of the LT's are of 128 GB and some are 256 GB. For future proofing it (at least for another 5 years), I am looking at 500 GB and above and ready to use.
It does not require a lot of smarts to exchange a HDD for a SSD.
The physical swap is a mtter of 2 or 4 srews and there are plenty of videos on the web on how to exchange a disk in a laptop.
For transferring the OS, you can use the Paragon Migration tool, that does the job with 3 clicks.
It will be a lot cheaper if you buy the SSD seperately especially because there are always very attractive special offerings by NewEgg or TigerDirect. And it would not restrict you to the few laptop offerings off the shelf that are on the market including SSDs.
i beleave it is the brands i looked at SSDs on newegg myself and noticed that when my lptop's HDD died and was looking for a new one i trush seagate and they're normaly more expensive
Well, all SSDs are in about the same price range. Intels are a bit more expensive as usual. The only one that sticks out is the OCZ Revo drive. But that is a completely diffferent device. It is a PCI attached hardware raided box that works as if you configured 4 SSDs in a Raid configuration. But the thing has a lot of other problems and I would not use it.
Thanks whs. Going by the best rating, Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F480GB3-BK 2.5" 480GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) seems to be it.
Any idea about this company or product? What about other brands like Kingston and Sandisk which are a bit more costly?
The Corsairs have a good reputation. I own OCZ, Intel, Crucial M4 and Mushkin. Can't say much about the Mushkin yet because it is still in the box. But all the others have never given me any problems and a couple (one OCZ and one Intel) are about 4 years old.
As for price, I suggest you subscribe to the Newegg feed. They come up with sales all the time - although usually for the ones with 60 and 128GB capacity.
Right, I have equipped all my systems with SSDs. Would not want to live without them. And since we live in 3 locations over the course of the year, I ended up with 6 SSDs - plus some 'spares'.
The very first one I bought was an OCZ Vertex (for a lot of money at the time - I think it was over $250 for a 60GB). With that I had some problems. I RMAd it to NewEgg and they gave me a replacement. Since then I had no problems at all. In fact the replacement Vertex is running on this system from where I post.
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