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June 1, 2014 4:12:06 PM

Hello,
I have an Asus s400ca, and it came with a hdd. My question is if I get a ssd, how much faster will games run on it? And if someone can give me any suggestion on what ssd to buy please that would be nice (a budget of 200$ max).

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June 1, 2014 4:20:38 PM

Redrix said:
Hello,
I have an Asus s400ca, and it came with a hdd. My question is if I get a ssd, how much faster will games run on it? And if someone can give me any suggestion on what ssd to buy please that would be nice (a budget of 200$ max).


SSD's won't exactly give you more fps in games per say, however loading times and system boot times will be considerably (by that i mean ALOT) improved. But swapping your hdd for an ssd might not be such a wise idea, since SSD's cost alot more than hdds and have smaller storage...this should be a very good choice for $17 more http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-inch-Internal-Adapter...
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June 1, 2014 4:20:59 PM

Games don't run faster. It improves load times. The loading of the game, and new areas will be quicker. FPS will not really be affected.
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June 1, 2014 4:21:11 PM

Redrix said:
Hello,
I have an Asus s400ca, and it came with a hdd. My question is if I get a ssd, how much faster will games run on it? And if someone can give me any suggestion on what ssd to buy please that would be nice (a budget of 200$ max).


no game will run faster due to ssd. they will load a lor faster though and gereraly your pc will have greater responce and way better writing/copying ability. i recommend this one

Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($196.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $196.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-01 19:17 EDT-0400)


you can always use your hdd as an external usb drive
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June 2, 2014 8:51:32 AM

Redrix said:
And which ssd is better? This Crucial 240gb http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-inch-Internal-Adapter...
or this Samsung 256gb http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-driv...
And I dont mean better as in $, I want to know is there any difference in performance wise?


i would go with Samsung, they're (usually) faster most of the times, but the thing is if you put an ssd (only about 250gb) in the s400ca, what are you going to do about storage space, you could use your hdd with an external bracket but honestly i think that just destroys the purpose of a laptop/ notebook: portability. I would actually suggest getting a hybrid drive http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Desktop-Solid-Hybrid-ST10... ...or maybe the 2.5 inch one http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Solid-Hybrid-2-5-Inch-ST1...

EDIT: the hybrid drive will give you almost half or more of the speed of an SSD (OS boot times in windows 8/8.1 are only 1 second faster with an SSD compared to a hybrid), other programs such as games are alot faster than conventional HDDs http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2013/04/21/c...

however, i do not have any personal experience with hybrid drives (reason being my ssd+hdd combo work beautifully and i am not in need for more storage right now), but if anyone would like to contradict the reliability/ practicality of a hybrid, you're welcome to do so
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