I have a gateway dx4200-09. I dont play games and only the use the computer for the internet and watching movies. I would like to add a ssd for the operating system and the handful of programs that I have.
What is the recommended size ssd for windows vista and maybe 10-20 gigs max in programs?
I believe my current hdd is a sata ll
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120/128GB is the sweet spot for mild storage use. But considering this is a laptop that might not be able to get both a HDD and SDD, consider a 240/256GB.
Then a 120/128GB SSD will do fine... But keep in mind, I don't believe you have SATA3, so you will not use an SSD to the max. But its till worth it in my opinion...
You won´t regret if you really get a SSD!
It is really simple to install -- just disconect the HDD cables (SATA and Power), then connect the new SSD, and install the Operational System -- make sure to set it as AHCI and as the primary boot driver. After intallation just reconnect the HDD cables, and use it as storage driver.