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Switching to an SSD, is it compatible?

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January 8, 2013 9:12:13 PM

Hello,

First of all i have a Vaio laptop model: VPCEB3C5E with an intel core i5, 3GB Ram and 286GB HDD, and what i want to do is upgrade the Ram to 8GB and instead of a HDD, i was thinking of a 250GB SSD, more specifically this one:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Series-250GB-Solid-Stat...

The samsung 840 series 250GB 2.5inch SATA. The question is will it work with my laptop? Will it fit, and work with the motherboard etc... I have a windows 7 64bit so the Ram should be fine right? If any futher details are needed dont hestiate to ask!

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a b G Storage
January 8, 2013 9:17:47 PM

Yep. That SSD will be just fine. And you are good with the ram too...8GB wont be a problem.
January 8, 2013 9:22:07 PM

senkasaw said:
Yep. That SSD will be just fine. And you are good with the ram too...8GB wont be a problem.


Thank you very much for the very fast reply (tried posting on several forums with nothing), i wont need a bracket or anything to hold the SSD into place would i? Since im on a laptop and according to PC Wizard my current HDD is 2.5" :) 

Thanks again.
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a b G Storage
January 8, 2013 9:45:00 PM

No problem! :) 

You shouldn't need anything new, just use the bracket from the existing hdd you will be replacing :) 
a b G Storage
January 8, 2013 9:54:09 PM

Samsung provides a free Samsung SmartMigration Software that you can use to copy your system and files to the SSD. You may have to get a usb to sata connector to use it.
a b G Storage
January 8, 2013 9:59:31 PM

I don´t think going with a Samsung 840 is a good idea, unless you get the Pro version.

Samsung 840 uses TLC NAND, while the Samsung 840 Pro uses MLC NAND, tough it is a bit expensive.

Understanding TLC NAND http://www.anandtech.com/show/5067/understanding-tlc-na...

Samsung SSD 840 Pro (256GB) Review http://www.anandtech.com/show/6328/samsung-ssd-840-pro-...

If the 840 Pro is too expensive, then get the Samsung 830 http://www.anandtech.com/show/4863/the-samsung-ssd-830-...

Samsung 256GB 830 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/256gb-samsung-830-25-ssd...
January 8, 2013 10:53:28 PM

senkasaw said:
No problem! :) 

You shouldn't need anything new, just use the bracket from the existing hdd you will be replacing :) 


Okie dokey cheers :) 

zdbc13 said:
Samsung provides a free Samsung SmartMigration Software that you can use to copy your system and files to the SSD. You may have to get a usb to sata connector to use it.


Yerh i just realized :/  Can you recommend any usb to sata connectors? Thank you :) 

jemm said:
I don´t think going with a Samsung 840 is a good idea, unless you get the Pro version.

Samsung 840 uses TLC NAND, while the Samsung 840 Pro uses MLC NAND, tough it is a bit expensive.

Understanding TLC NAND http://www.anandtech.com/show/5067/understanding-tlc-na...

Samsung SSD 840 Pro (256GB) Review http://www.anandtech.com/show/6328/samsung-ssd-840-pro-...

If the 840 Pro is too expensive, then get the Samsung 830 http://www.anandtech.com/show/4863/the-samsung-ssd-830-...

Samsung 256GB 830 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/256gb-samsung-830-25-ssd...


I understand where your coming from but the 840 series is better than the 830 series when it comes down to random reads and writes which is what a computer is mostly used for, and even when it comes down to sequntial read and write speeds the 830 is only better in the writing standards and not by very much :) 

I would get the PRO but then again i dont want to spend a heap on upgrades since it is a laptop and my graphics card isnt very good (Intel HD graphics) and so i cant upgrade it (1. integrated & 2.laptop) :( 
January 9, 2013 4:17:45 AM

I agree with zdbc13 since I have tried many Samsung products. Most of them are great!
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