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Which SSD to Replace my HDD?

My Asus X502C has the following harddrive installed:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145256

I would like to replace it with a 128 gig SSD and then re-install Windows.

Which of the following ssds are compatible and should I buy? I'm looking to spend 60 to 70 tops, Thanks!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=Property&N=100008120%204026%20600038484%20600038478%20600038488%20600038463&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&Order=RATING&PageSize=20
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  1. I HIGHLY recommend the Samsung 840 Evo 120GB. It performs better , but costs $80
  2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W01AZ5378&cm_re=samsung_840_evo-_-20-147-247-_-Product

    That one? I may consider although a little higher than I wanted to spend. What would be your second choice?

    Also, are all of these 2.5's gonna be totally compatible in terms of fitting in the case as the Hitachi does now? Is there anything else I should worry about before I buy something that won't fit properly? Thanks!
  3. the samsung 840 Evo is 7mm tall. It should fit.
  4. Hi Loucolu
    A Cheaper alternative and a good ssd with
    Sustained Sequential Read Up to 550MBps
    Sustained Sequential Write Up to 515MBps
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226424&cm_re=mushkin-_-20-226-424-_-Product
    Edit: that will be fine for your needs and will fit also at 7mm tall
  5. The HD yo replacing is SATA II so really you just want the cheapest current SSD - the Crucial MX 100
  6. loucolu said:


    No reason not to, but the MX100 is better value per GB

    Also, will u b ok with only 120GB?

    Be aware the MX100 is a newer drive than the M500
  7. snowctrl said:
    loucolu said:


    No reason not to, but the MX100 is better value per GB

    Also, will u b ok with only 120GB?

    Be aware the MX100 is a newer drive than the M500



    128 gigs is more than enough. I just web browse and write papers on it. Should I get the MX100 instead? Is it faster?
  8. Best answer
    It is a little faster, but any decent current SSD will be maxing out the SATA II port anyway, which is why really going for max value is what it's about here. Last time I checked, the MX100 was better value than the M500, but prices are always varying, and I was looking at higher capacities...

    As an aside, the Samsung 840 EVO is worth considering as it comes with software that doubles it's speed for a high percentage of data types.... But given it's higher price, and for your use case, I would recommend max value, ie MX100.

    By the way there's no need to reinstall Windows - just make sure your HD has little enough data on it so it fits on the SSD, then use an external SATA drive caddy and the disc cloning software that comes with the MX100 to clone your current Windows onto the new drive.
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