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Will an ssd speed up my slow laptop?**

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April 24, 2012 9:34:59 PM

Hello,

I have an acer aspire 4820, specs:

Intel Core i3-380M 2.53GHz
8GB 1333MHz DDR3 RAM
250GB Hitachi 5400RPM 2.5" HDD
Intel HD3000 GPU

Even after upgrading the ram from 2GB to 8GB, the laptop is still slow to boot and respond to applications opening, e.g. iTunes and Photoshop, even Firefox is sluggish.

Will a Crucial M4 64GB SSD speed up the responsiveness of my system?

Thanks in advance.

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April 24, 2012 9:48:34 PM

Is this a trick question?
a b D Laptop
April 24, 2012 9:52:43 PM

Yes.
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April 24, 2012 9:58:42 PM

...malware?
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a b å Intel
April 24, 2012 10:03:38 PM

Speed up what ? It may help it boot faster, run benchmarks faster and maybe load PS a bit faster but that's about it. You have several issues to think about.....

1. Do you have another drive bay to install the SSD into. If not ya nest option would be hybrid drive such as the 750 GB Momentus:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The momentus boots to Windows in 17 seconds,.....the better SSD's do i in 16

2. When was the last time you reinstalled windows..... disk clutter, old program remnants, excessive start up programs, and registry clutter is most likely responsible for your current performance issues.

April 24, 2012 10:08:30 PM

Before you consider changing hardware, clean up/defrag your PC with tools such as PC Cleaner if it's not done already: http://www.pccleaner.com/

Yes, a ssd will help you with loading times and responsiveness.
April 24, 2012 10:09:45 PM

Isnt the momentus a 3.5 inch hybrid haha it wont fit lappy.. and yes an ssd will speed up your laptop...
a b D Laptop
April 24, 2012 10:15:32 PM

No the Momentus XT Hybrid is a 2.5" drive. There is a 3.5" Momentus non-XT, however, and that must be the one you are thinking of. The drive he linked is the XT, though.
November 17, 2012 11:35:42 AM

kalvinsaranna said:
Hello,

I have an acer aspire 4820, specs:

Intel Core i3-380M 2.53GHz
8GB 1333MHz DDR3 RAM
250GB Hitachi 5400RPM 2.5" HDD
Intel HD3000 GPU

Even after upgrading the ram from 2GB to 8GB, the laptop is still slow to boot and respond to applications opening, e.g. iTunes and Photoshop, even Firefox is sluggish.

Will a Crucial M4 64GB SSD speed up the responsiveness of my system?

Thanks in advance.


Yes, they'd definitely speed up your laptop and help in power savings too. Saw some tips about this at here yesterday http://www.computingunleashed.com/tweaks-to-speed-up-ss..., hope that might help you well in getting a better idea too and understanding better about the performance of ssd. :) 
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