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#1 +Heartripper

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 16:14

I own a Samsung np n220 I mostly use to browse the internet, edit documents, read emails and stuff like this.

I was thinking about getting a small sad for it (sata II) but I don't know if it'd be worth it.

What do you think?


#2 Majed

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 16:22

I did it once with my Sony vaio F1 , the performance gain from a traditional HDD to SSD "OCZ Vertex 120GB" was like day & night.

#3 Aletheia

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 16:30

I have Asus eee 1000HA (with 2GB RAM & Win 7 HP). And I haven't used it for awhile, but after replacing it with its HDD with SSD (Kingston V+200, 60GB, bought it for $60.00), I have been using it daily, and enjoying using it. The netbook became much much faster! I also browse web, email, and work on documents (MS Office 2010). The battery life became better too!

It was a great investment!

#4 Haggis

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 16:49

yeah defo get one

dont get a sata 2 though get a sata 3 then if u buy a new computer anytime you have the sata 3 drive to use :)

#5 OP +Heartripper

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 20:20

Thanks! I'm buying a sata2 because i want to stay cheap (i already nave a ssd for my desktop pc)

#6 REM2000

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 20:28

I did, very recently, i own a MSI U135DX and changed from a 160GB 5400RPM to a OCZ 60GB SSD, as others have said the difference is night and day, it really seems to unlock the machine.

If possible try and cram as much ram as you can in, i managed to get mine up to 2GB,

Also i recommend Windows 8, you can't run metro apps, but the increased performance and better battery life (the start screen i think works well on a netbook with a small screen, easy to click the icons) make it a worthwhile upgrade.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 20:44

Once you get an SSD, there's no going back.

#8 Aletheia

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 20:50

If you do install Windows 7, do not install MSE, but try to find lightest resource AV possible. I use Panda Cloud AV, and it does not bog down the netbook at all. Others prefer Immunet Cloud AV however.

#9 +goretsky

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:34

Hello,

You will see a definite improvement in both startup and shutdown speeds. General responsiveness on the desktop should be improved as well, although how much depends largely on what you are using the computer for.

Unless you are a big fan of it, I would suggest disabling hibernation, as having it enabled means the creation of a HIBERFIL.SYS file about the same size as your RAM. On a hard disk drive that might be negligible, but if you are installing a smaller-sized SSD than you probably want every GB of space possible. The sleep option should still be available, and it does not consume any disk space.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

#10 +Brando212

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:44

especially on something with low specs like a netbook you'll REALLY notice the improvement from a SSD :)

#11 LUTZIFER

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:45

Once you get an SSD, there's no going back.

You got that that right!! System performance gain is just phenomenal.

#12 +Brando212

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:48

You got that that right!! System performance gain is just phenomenal.

quite, got a SSD for my htpc i just built and it is amazing, wish i could get one for my mac book pro which i use to game, but 300GB+ SSDs are way too expensive still



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