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HP Pavilion dv7-3165dx Entertainment Notebook UPGRADING TO SSD's ISSUES!

SPECS: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02029509&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=4121358&tmp_track_link=ot_search
MANUAL:
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01689926.pdf

ISSUE'S:
( 1 ) I wanted to UPGRADE by removing the existing 500GB HDD & install ( X 2 ) OCZ Vertex 4 SSD's BUT then I reviewed this thread: http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?105355-Installing-vertex-4-128GB-into-laptop-
After reading this I am now back to step 1, trying to determine WHICH 2 SSD's will work in this system without creating even more issues! I have already ordered the Hardware kit ( 517639-001 ) as described in this thread: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Hardware-Upgrades-Replacements/Is-the-secondary-sata-cable-on-dv7-3165dx-different-than-the/m-p/1398979#M7112
So I can successfully mount the SSD. The reason for installing the 2 SSD's is mostly due to the LapTop/Notebook is being used in a Over The Road truck & the HDD has failed before where as I feel the SSD's will last longer as well as it will produce less heat. The issue is getting ( X 2 ) SSD's that will work with the unit & not have any issues. I want the best SSD's that offer 128GB or equivalent in storage & I want them to be SATA III if possible so if this unit fails I can move them into another newer system in the future. With all this being stated, WHAT SSD will work & achieve SPEED, LESS HEAT, EQUIVILENT STORAGE & COMPATABILITY with HP's BIOS & allow me to use it in a newer system in the future? Please provide me with links & details if possible. I use Newegg as a supplier of components. Thank You :-)
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    GUNNY1966 said:
    SPECS: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02029509&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=4121358&tmp_track_link=ot_search
    MANUAL:
    http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01689926.pdf

    ISSUE'S:
    ( 1 ) I wanted to UPGRADE by removing the existing 500GB HDD & install ( X 2 ) OCZ Vertex 4 SSD's BUT then I reviewed this thread: http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?105355-Installing-vertex-4-128GB-into-laptop-
    After reading this I am now back to step 1, trying to determine WHICH 2 SSD's will work in this system without creating even more issues! I have already ordered the Hardware kit ( 517639-001 ) as described in this thread: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Hardware-Upgrades-Replacements/Is-the-secondary-sata-cable-on-dv7-3165dx-different-than-the/m-p/1398979#M7112
    So I can successfully mount the SSD. The reason for installing the 2 SSD's is mostly due to the LapTop/Notebook is being used in a Over The Road truck & the HDD has failed before where as I feel the SSD's will last longer as well as it will produce less heat. The issue is getting ( X 2 ) SSD's that will work with the unit & not have any issues. I want the best SSD's that offer 128GB or equivalent in storage & I want them to be SATA III if possible so if this unit fails I can move them into another newer system in the future. With all this being stated, WHAT SSD will work & achieve SPEED, LESS HEAT, EQUIVILENT STORAGE & COMPATABILITY with HP's BIOS & allow me to use it in a newer system in the future? Please provide me with links & details if possible. I use Newegg as a supplier of components. Thank You :-)


    Samsung SSDs are at the top of most reviews and ratings. The 840 Pro is a very good drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147192
    If that is too expensive, you may want to consider the 840 EVO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1J211H7828 but it uses TLC memory and only has a 3 yr. warranty vs. 5 yr. on the Pro.

    Yogi
  2. Thank you YOGI, I reviewed these last night & determined that they are exactly what I want! :-)
  3. GUNNY1966 said:
    Thank you YOGI, I reviewed these last night & determined that they are exactly what I want! :-)


    You're quite welcome, Gunny! Good luck with your installation!

    Yogi
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