Advice on SSD/HDs, please


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May 21, 2015
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Any solid up to date info/best practice tips on the topic of onboard SSDs feasibility, does and don'ts, would be very much appreciated! I dont know enough on this to even know what to ask about. :whistling:

When purchasing an SSD, I have found Samsung to be the best. I feel they have the best reliability, and they include cloning software. As far as I know, none of the other manufacturers do this. But I recommend Samsung for people upgrading their C: drive just for that reason. However, they are also the most expensive drives out there. If you dont need the cloning software, or for other drives in your system, I think nearly any brand SATA SSD is fine. I have also used Kingston, Sandisk, Western Digital, and even ADATA without issue.
For your laptop's mechanical drive, you probably will struggle to find drives bigger than 1 or 2 TB though. As that form factor does seem to be moving to SSDs.

Hope this helps.


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This is the one I'm getting to replace my 500gb which is filling up. You need a 570 MB to get the speed though.

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Mar 6, 2016
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Thanks for the replies and discussions, fellows. Having followed it with great interest and somewhat in awe, I have ended up with these two, litterarily in hand,
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and these on order: 2x16GB HyperX Impact DDR4 SO-DIMM, cant really say I have a need for the RAM upgrade as such, but as I have some notions on looking into video in the following year, I thought I could do that whilst I am in the machine rummaging.

Also bought some sort of USB device for the NVME device for cloning the outgoing disc with Macrium reflect, and will probably just use a 2TB portable disc to carry the content of the D drive over and copy of the portable to the new D, when it is installed. Son #1 holds that to be a good option, and it sounds about right.

When all that is said and done, I think I will have a solid platform for the next few years, in some sort of combo with portable discs and that NAS thingy for home use.

Will most likely also set up a "work station" dedicated for editing, as of now I primarily work on the lap-top with the machine on some sort of Ikea lap-top cushion and on my lap, it works somewhat, but I think I could work more efficient with a proper place with a monitor and possibly some sort of printer, and not just dabbing whilst in the recliner in the living room, running a travel mouse on the arm rest...

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