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SSD for Sony Vaio Laptop

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Hi guys,

First post, long time reader.

I have the following laptop... Sony Vaio VPCEJ2B1E/B.CEK

http://www.sony.co.uk/product/vaio-e-series/vpcej2b1e

Upgraded RAM to 8gb, WIndows 7.

I am wanting to get an SSD put in, hardware is not my speciality so hoping someone here can give some advice...

- Looking at the laptop spec would I get benefit from an SSD?

- Would I need to remove my current hard drive to make room for the SSD or would I not know until I check?

- Where's the best place to buy? I am in the UK... ebay? ebuyer?

- Can I only get certain ones? links to any that would be compatiable would be great!

Hopefully someone can help, Thanks

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All SSD drives are 2.5" and will fit any modern laptop with a SATA interface.

You'll need to remove your existing drive to replace it with the new SSD, unless your laptop supports 2 HDD's. You'll notice a big improvement in speed from boot up to loading programs. Where you shop is your choice, Ebuyer are good but you could get a bargin on eBay. I would recommend not buying an SSD second hand though.

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I'm unfortunately not in the UK but I can recommend the Crucial m4 from firsthand experience in both my rigs. It absolutely makes my 4 year old laptop FLY and on Windows 8! I feel like going for a Samsung 840 in 256GB on my desktop only because space is limited and at the time of purchase, the m4 was and STILL IS the best price/performance/reliability bargain. Here is the price on Amazon UK (Costs roughly 20 USD more than what I paid though :/ )

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-128GB-Internal-Solid-State/dp/B004W2JKZI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1355911780&sr=8-2

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Thanks for both replies guys, really helped!

I can recommend the Crucial m4 from firsthand experience in both my rigs. It absolutely makes my 4 year old laptop FLY and on Windows 8

Definitely interested in this!, taken a look on amazon and ebay and seems like a good one to go for from the reviews.

So lets say I purchase that, I don't have a windows 7 disk so i'm assuming I would need to download a copy of windows 7 if possible and boot from a usb to get it onto the new drive? - Assuming there isn't space for my current hard drive as well as the ssd

Thanks

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Yep pretty much or if you can borrow a disc from a friend as long as it matches the edition you have for the product key to work. USB or DVD installation won't make a difference. Goodluck!

Me personally I'd recommend you get Windows 8 because the store has some neato apps and if you have to resort to paying for a Win7 disc just go for the promotional pricing upgrade if you can. (Will using a clean install work? Technically he does have a drive with Windows 7 and he could tell Microsoft while activating that his hard drive "broke down" when he was attempting the upgrade so he got an SSD replacement. Anyone?)

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All sounds good... what i'm thinking is this...

- Buying this SSD: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Series-120GB-Solid-State/dp/B009LI7C5I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355995898&sr=8-1

- Backup anything on my current hdd onto an external and remove from laptop.

- Download windows 7 iso and use my product key for version I am currently using.

- Install new ssd into the laptop

- Booting from usb to do a fresh install of windows 7 on the new SSD

- Upgrading to Windows 8 when install has complete as upgrade price is only ?24.99

Anyone see any immediate problems with the above? or should it all run smoothly?

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Overclockers.co.uk have some cracking Weekly Deals! I got most of mine from there. I have also got a OCZ Solid for my Sony Vaio Laptop. I cant fault it at all.

Overclockers.co.uk have some cracking Weekly Deals! I got most of mine from there. I have also got a OCZ Solid for my Sony Vaio Laptop. I cant fault it at all.

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