There wont be compatibility issues as long as the laptop supports SATA 2 at least. A SSD is an awesome upgrade for a laptop it really makes them hum. Be careful with that Packard Bell they had a bad reputation and I wouldn't recommend them.
Can you recommend a solid state drive for my Packard Bell EasyNote NS44 i-3 2310m
I couldn't find my model on the Packard Bell website which is why I am stuck. PB is now owned by Acer so I put this in the Acer sub cat. Why isn't this model on their site? so annoying....
I want to run windows 7 home premium 64 with about 20 gig of installed software.
All the rest I keep on an external
I have a ADATA SSD and love it It will work with your setrup and you only need the smallest one they have (40) gb when you switch you wont believe the diffrence in boot, and load times ! Its like night and day ! I have an extra one if your interested New in the box never even opened ? Just asking ??
I know how much storage I need, this isn't my first laptop. But seeing as you seem to really want to know the depths...
It's for developing, all i am going to use is GIMP, crimson editor and a few others like open office and I'll put vlc player in case i wanna watch the odd movie. I have a beast PC for gaming, also an external hard drive and 2 32 gig memory sticks. infact I only need less than 5 gig storage space, I am adding an extra 300% 'just in case i need more'.
It is actually not hard to rack up 50 GB worth of software these days. I have checked out my normal sources for components and I observe that it may be very difficult to source a SSD that has a modern controller like Sandforce that is smaller than 60 GB. There may be some 50 GB drives around but I cant see any listed. So if you want smaller than a 60 GB you may very well be forced to buy some outdated rubbish that suffers from the infamous stuttering that many earlier SSD's suffered from.