replace 1tb 5400 rpm hdd with a 1 TB SSD asus x751MA

Hello, I have an ASUS x751MA Laptop. It came with a 1 tb hdd 5400 rpm. Should I replace the hdd with a 7200 rpm hdd or would i get better speed and performance with a 1 tb SSD? Also, how would I swap the hdd with either the faster hdd or ssd? Thanks
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  1. SSD would give you faster boot times and sometimes load times in games.
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    The 1 TB SSD would be much faster than any regular drive, but would also be much more expensive. The standard recommended SSD, Samsung EVO is about $300 for 1TB, the lower tier ones are $250.

    Unless you need the storage space, you can get a drive half the size or less, and pay about $100-150. I bought a 480 GB drive for my parents from PNY for about $120.

    You may also want to look at the hybrid drives which have a flash cache to help the regular drive work faster as the drive learns how you use it, they are about 1/2 to 1/3rd the price of a 1TB SSD,

    The drive would come with a backup and restore utility you can use to move from your current drive. You will need some sort of external USB enclosure to do this.
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