Speeding up my Laptop

Hey guys,
I been looking into how I can speed up my current laptop (not planning on buying a new one soon), so the cheapest way I think would be to get an SSD. How do I know which SSD is compatible and which one I should buy? I'm leaning towards buying one around the 256 GB range.

2 decently priced models I found on ebay are "CRUCIAL C300 Real Solid State Drive 256 GB 2.5" Internal Drive" and "Crucial Solid State Drive 256GB V4 2.5" SATA SSD," the problem is I don't know if these will work with my laptop.
Here are my laptop's specs:

Laptop Specs
MSI A6000-029US
• Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T6600
• Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
• 16" 16:9 Wide Screen Display (1366x768)
• 4G memory plus 320GB hard drive
• HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) Output

If there is another cheaper alternative than buying an SSD, please let me know.
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  1. You will be throwing your money on those ssd. They are Sata 3 6gbps but your laptop supports Sata 2 3gbps. Better get a OCZ vertex 2 or a intel 320.
  2. Just go with the cheapest one you can find with the size you want. It doesn't matter which sata version, they'll all speed up your laptop incredibly.
  3. How about this model? I found it for $135. Will it be compatible with my laptop?

    Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD1CCA 2.5" 256GB SATA III
  4. Yes it is compatible but like I said earlier why do you want to buy a Sata 3 ssd when Sata 2 is supported by your motherboard? Sata 2 ssd come cheap
  5. I looked up both Sata 2 and 3, the cheapest I could find was the Sata 3 one I labeled before. So I guess its fine to go ahead and buy it.
  6. teamjunior said:
    I looked up both Sata 2 and 3, the cheapest I could find was the Sata 3 one I labeled before. So I guess its fine to go ahead and buy it.

    Man that is cheap can you give me the link of the product? Also it it is really $135 then you better go and grab it first before anyone else does.
  7. Dammit, someone just bought it for 160. It came with the data transfer kit too....
    I found another one, this dealer has 8 more but the model number is a little different (CT256M4SSD2). Same 256 GB Crucial m4 2.5" though.

    Downside is that they are used and the data transfer kit doesn't come with them.
    Is this also compatible with my laptop?

    Link to SSD:
  8. Don't go for used SSD as they are unreliable and can crash anytime. The new SSD M4 is about $200 or less. Go for that.
  9. The same guy just put it back up or another one for $160 buy it now on ebay, $135 bid. I used buy it now.

    Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD1CCA 2.5" 256GB SATA III
  10. They must be used, or the price wouldn't be so low. Anyway I'd avoid getting a used SSD.
  11. Many people told me that eBay sells fake or used items as new and at full price of he original product. Don't know if that is true. You can also find this deal in newegg I'd say buy from there as it has a clean record.
  12. What do you think about this guy's ebay account? Hes the one I bought it from, think hes scamming?
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