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SSD for an old Sony VAIO Laptop?

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July 31, 2012 5:09:24 PM

Hello, is it possible to install a SSD in a older Sony VAIO laptop running vista ultimate?

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July 31, 2012 8:52:15 PM

Sure, a VAIO running Vista should have a SATA drive unless you updated to Vista on a really old laptop with an IDE drive.
August 1, 2012 6:23:39 PM

So it has a 120 gig serial ata hard drive currently so i want to replace with the same size whats a good SSD for this?

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ230P
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August 1, 2012 6:46:34 PM

While you only have a SATA II connector, I would still use a Samsung 830 or Crucial M4, but if you find another good brand significantly cheaper those would be fine too (like a Vertex 3 Agility or the like). Take a look at Tom's SSD hierarchy and comments: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/buy-ssd-recommendat...
August 1, 2012 8:18:16 PM

I know the laptop probably isnt worth it but i think i will get the samsung 830 120gig its on amazon for $99.95 right now. Thanks for you help...
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August 1, 2012 8:42:05 PM

You'll love it! I put an SSD in my old Dell and it makes it feel really snappy. And it reduces the power draw so your battery might last a little longer. Put your old hard drive in an external USB enclosure and you have a backup system. Good luck!
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August 2, 2012 7:45:30 AM

vladbe1 said:
I know the laptop probably isnt worth it but i think i will get the samsung 830 120gig its on amazon for $99.95 right now. Thanks for you help...
Excellent choice, it will seem like a new machine.
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