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I got this Samsung @ 250 GB https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07864WMK8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_oa7PBbWWDCJTB. And the difference has been unreal. Sad that we have to buy additional hardware to improve load times but I would imagine even with a patch load times will be better from an SSD than the internal HD
Samsung SSD 860 EVO 250GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E250B/AM) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07864WMK8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_4CrdGbYVEPAHE
This should be good for your purposes. If you need 1TB you can just search for that on amazon. Any Samsung evo should be sufficient for you
I vote neither because the 860 Evo just came out (Amazon link) I haven't had any issues with any of the Samsung SSDs I have had so that is generally what I recommend
I got this off amazon Samsung 860 EVO 250GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E250B/AM) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07864WMK8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_j9wUBbXD8YPHN and upgraded to 8GB RAM. There is a slight issue with the RAM drive bay and the bottom one might give issues.
Yeah the new one is thinner and lighter, but it lacks lot of the character, like the Apple logo doesn’t glow and no MagSafe.
At that price, you'll definitely want to be looking at local shops and online markets for used laptops. I'd look for a GTX 1650 or maybe something in the 900 series (950M/960M) GPU. The processor is basically inconsequential. Just about any decent laptop made within the last 5 years will play Sims 4 at mid to high settings.
My wife played pretty regularly on my 5 year old lenovo with a 950M and a 6th gen i7, and when i'm gone she plays (though much slower than the laptop) on 3 year old AiO with an AMD A6 with integrated graphics.
Even if you don't get one with an SSD. You can get a replacement drive for very little on amazon. Samsung's (and likely many others, but i've personally used samsung's) have a piece of free software that will allow you to clone your old drive straight onto your new SSD and set it up as a boot drive.
250GB 860 EVO
ive had good luck with the samsung evo series.
A 250GB SSD is not $100. I just bought a 860 EVO 250GB yesterday for $48 (sale on Fry's). Here it is for $58 on Amazon.
Don't get the 850 EVO. The newer and slightly faster 860 EVO is only $56.99 on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-250GB-Internal-MZ-76E250B-AM/dp/B07864WMK8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1537990209&sr=8-1&keywords=samsung+860+evo+250gb
Also, if you want to overclock; you need a Z370 motherboard.
Bits and bytes :D
I guess I thought USB 3.0 had a lower maximum speed than 5 Gbps/640 MB/s. The drive I referenced is faster than the PNY (860 Evo - going with the slightly updated one: Sequential Read/Write speeds up to 550MB/s and 520MB/s respectively), but not so fast that it'll hit the cap on USB 3.0 speed at 640 MB/s.
However, it looks like the price savings for 2.5" versus M.2 is only about $13 (I compared 500 GB models; smallest size in M.2 on Amazon for the 860 Evo) - which surprised me. It's been a while since I was in the market and I remember M.2 being significantly more costly. Enclosures look about $10 cheaper for 2.5" as well - so not really a significant cost savings to stick with 2.5".
> The $25 SSD is 256 GB, a
LOL more like $50 for chinkashit not SSSD s
+ $70 for 500, +$140 for 1tb lool!!
Cool, it supports the recent/fast version. If you don't need a big drive I'd recommend the Samsung 860 EVO 250GB. Only 60$ on Amazon. I have added these in 2 laptops for 10 seconds boots and major improvements to overall responsiveness.
oh I thought I saw 250gb ssd on your pc part picker list. Yah, I would get an ssd anyway since they are much better and use it as a boot drive. You can get an SSD for like 100$, less if you get a 250gb. Transfer your files like documents and pictures and stuff to an external drive, take a picture of all the programs you have on your hdd or write down the ones you actually use and just start fresh. I did that when I installed a new ssd just so I could have a fresh install of windows. For me it was useless since I had no issues and could've just cloned my old ssd, but for you, youre having some kind of error that I think a fresh install would fix. After 4-5 years of this PC maybe its time to let go of all the old junk and start fresh !
edit: Heres an ssd for less than 100$, 30$ more for 500gb if you want
normal hdd speed read only 150 mb/s and ssd speed read are 550mb/s...
ssd will make your pc more faster 300%
Samsung 860 evo 250 gb price only 57 usd on amazon and used version only 46 usd
The ssd is to small for anything other than the most barebones budget build. 500gb is the minimum I would recomend, if you have any reason you think you'd need more space I personally do 1tb.
The link in part picker is weird. Amazon:
I'd definitely bump up to at least the 500gb.
Windows, although it would be a good idea to put Steam and SteamVR on it as well, mostly for the startup times. You can get a 250 GB SSD for ~$60. This is the one I use, and it's been great. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07864WMK8
I think it was well worth it, it's great being able to power on my PC and be in SteamVR in less than two minutes.
If it's got a spinning drive, replace with an SSD. This should be the highest priority, the result would be like using a different and newer machine.
It's not that expensive. Depends on what size you need: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07864WMK8/
If you get the one with external enclosure you can use the old disk for backups and additional storage.
I'm a little confused as to what you want people to see. But if you are talking about the Crucial SSD? Yeah, should be fine, price is cool. But always read reviews. Not just on one site. A lot of reviews are paid for.
Samsung, imho, doesn't have to resort to such shenanigans. Their SSDs are great.
Long link, it happens. Let me know if you have any other questions. Just keep in mind that a lot of folks here know a lot more than I do.
My current cpu is intel i5-4460 @ 3.2ghz, is it worth it to change the mobo and processor to a new one instead of reusing old one? i am getting the storage with dram /r/ThermonuclearBomb recommended but would this ssd be better?, also the ram is out of stock is there an alternative?.
Samsung 860 EVO 250GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E250B/AM) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07864WMK8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_WpTPBbGX47B43
Now do I buy the internal one in the link and get a case for it? Didn’t see an external hard drive anywhere they say internal.
Oh really? I’ll look into it. Either way this is the SSD I’m looking at. Someone on the Apple support page suggested the older version of this exact one. I believe it was the 840 EVO and when I went to look at it is suggested I go with the newer model.
Samsung 860 EVO 250GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E250B/AM) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07864WMK8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Ux3eBbA4J0XNE
Youd be better off getting this drive instead of that PNY drive in the OP.
Samsung 860 EVO 250GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E250B/AM) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07864WMK8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_o771Ab40KMT5A
It's a much faster drive all the way around and roughly 20 bucks more.
From what you described, getting an SSD would almost definitely be the answer you're looking for.
As far as the failure issue, while SSDs are harder to recover data from, they have very low failure rates and are predictable enough to where software can basically tell you when you need a new one. They also loose data fairly quickly if you ever put the drive into storage. After 2-3 years of non-use it could have files corrupted or missing. None of this should be a problem if you're using the laptop at least once a year and backing up externally.
The biggest problem is your budget. If you're looking for a quality SSD, presumably a 2.5" SATA drive since that's what your laptop is using for the HDD, $100 US would get you about 250 gigs for that price. Samsung is probably the most trusted and popular option for fast reliable SSDs. If you have multiple drive bays or a M.2 slot then this isn't as big of an issue but if that's your only drive I don't think 250gigs is enough IMO to store the OS, multiple large games, and projects in development.
If you do have a place for a separate drive, you could easilly get away with one of these and just re-install the OS to it.
Here's what you should do. Put another 4GB RAM stick in there for a total of 8GB. Then, get this SSD and replace the HDD with it, and you're basically set:
Get the 500GB version if you can afford it.
Samsung 860 Evo. ~$89
Samsung have generally been leading the charge, they also manufacture and integrate the chips with a controller that they also manufacture rather than being a manufacturer that buys chips.
To date I've had:
Samung 830 pro 128GB (2012/2013 ish)
Samsung 840 256GB x2
Samsung 850 Evo 512GB
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB
Samsung 960 Evo 512GB
I'm actually sure I'm missing one in there as well.
All still in daily use and doing well. This is only one user's opinion, but they've been great for me this far.
Same here. The SSD helped immensely.
Shaders preview immediately.
Load times drastically reduced. There are times when I've loaded into the tower, emptied my post master, and collected my loot -- all before my clan mates even load in.
Very few if any loads between areas (blind well / dreaming city) -- same deal, I'll be sparrowing along with some buds, we pass through a loading zone and suddenly I'm alone because they're all stuck in mid air loading the zone.
Well worth the ~$80 USD for the SSD.
EDIT: Since a lot of folks are asking -- I bought a Samsung EVO 860 250GB, which is currently for sale on Amazon for $58 (nearly $20 less than I paid), and paired it with a $10 Amazon Basics Hard Drive Enclosure.
I'm using an OG XB1 FWIW.
Amazon has a wonderful case-thing with cables, and Samsung sells a nice compact 2.5" SSD that can go as low as 250GB, and as high as 4TB. I bought the 250GB one with the case-thing and only paid about $72 total. Both can be bought through Amazon, and are both under Prime shipping if you have it, so your SSD will be here and ready in no time at all. I highly recommend it if you are a heavy Destiny player.
Here is a link to the Samsung SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 250GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E250B/AM) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07864WMK8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_d16PBbSQX6SEE
Here is a link to the Amazon case: AmazonBasics 2.5-inches SATA Hard Drive Enclosure - USB 3.0 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N5RLG2C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_L16PBbHF62J8E
This is the link for amazon
Also available on amazon for 69$ Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" SATA III 250GB Internal SSD (MZ-76E250B/AM) [US Version] https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07864WMK8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_W.S7Bb74H6ATJ
I ordered and recieved this SSD and enclosure last week...specifically for Destiny 2. The improvement in load times cannot be understated, even on my Xbox One X.
AmazonBasics 2.5-inches SATA Hard... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N5RLG2C?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
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> set the temporary folder
If you open the Backblaze Control panel and find the “Settings...” button, on the first tab is “Temporary Scratch Drive” or something like that. You can set that to an external or internal drive other than “C:\” there. Hit “Pause” on the backup (if it is running). Make sure this folder is empty (while paused):
Then hit “Backup Now” or wait to let the backup resume.
Now, that will change where Backblaze makes a copy of large files it is about to backup, which is “temporary data”. However, there is some data which is not temporary (should only be 2-3 GBytes) where Backblaze remembers hat has been backed up or not backed up. That cannot be moved. The way to make it smaller (the smallest it can be) is to uninstall, reinstall, and NOT use “Inherit Backup State”. It will repush all your files, in the process clearing the “history” of everything that has occurred which shrinks this folder to the theoretical minimum. It will then slowly grow from there to about 1 GByte over the first year of operation. Maybe 2 GBytes over 3 years, etc.
Another idea is to upgrade your internal SSD. The Samsung EVO series is ridiculously good, and a 256 GByte doubling of your capacity is $35 from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-250GB-Internal-MZ-76E250B-AM/dp/B07864WMK8/
I have done the same. For anybody trying to do so, just buy these 2 items off of amazon:
Samsung 860 EVO 250GB 2.5 Inch SATA... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07864WMK8?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
ORICO USB3.0 to SATA III 2.5"... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M08LCXW?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
Those links contain everything you need. Once you have them, connect it to your xbox and transfer destiny to the ssd from the internal storage and you're done.
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB for $58 on Amazon
Just a heads up, the newer 860 Evo is selling for 55.99 on amazon right now
Brand new Samsung 860 EVO 250GB currently selling for $55 on Amazon - Samsung 860 EVO 250GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E250B/AM) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07864WMK8/
Samsung hardrive with Amazon enclosure for around $65 is what I bought and couldn’t be happier.
What exactly is this SSD from Office Depot? The product picture shows two different looking PCIe appearance SSD's (that both say SATA on them), but the title says it's SATA III. Is this the same product as the Amazon link below?
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Buying a solid state drive to upgrade a 2010 MacBook Pro. Between the following, is there any major differences I'll notice? I'm not a power user by any means, just looking to improve boot/app start times. Looking at ~250GB. I'm leaning towards the ADATA solely based on price and can easily be swayed towards the others.
Samsung 860 EVO
Deal link: Amazon
This list is great!
It will give your nephew some good upgradability in the future
The motherboard will have a good upgrade path to a Ryzen 5 3600 in the future and the power supply leaves some sweet GPU upgrades for the picking. I do what to note on the SSD. It is a Dram-less SSD and that is bad if you don't plan to upgrade or change it out in the next 2-3 years. Here is a video explaining why its bad: video
You are good to go on the ram. The power supply doesn't need to be 650w though, that's really only if you will be putting a more power-hungry GPU in there.
The Samsung 860 Evo 250gb is a good option here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07864WMK8?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1
This setup was essentially my test project to learn how to get it all working. My plan is to use another drive (Samsung SSD) which I have in my desktop right now that isn't being used and this case (DeskPi). Just taking small steps at a time. I've been wanting to replace my WD Passport for a while now as I don't trust it anymore either.
Old parts are cheap. To get this thing functional, less than $100, even with an SSD.
Samsung 860 EVO 250GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E250B/AM) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07864WMK8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_XOAJCbQP7WB0T
A-Tech for Apple 8GB Memory Ram Module PC3-12800 1600MHz MacBook Pro 13-inch/15-inch Mid 2012 iMac 21.5 inch Late 2012 Early Late 2013 Late 2014 Mid 2015 Mac Mini Late 2012 A1286 MD101LL/A MD102LL/A https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L3QE2NG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_BPAJCbKV48WG0
And literally I just did two Amazon searches and clicked on the first results. If you really hunted for stuff you could probably do even better.
Ditch the HDD. Throw in a Samsung Evo 860 2.5 SSD (250 GB). $50 on amazon. This is an easy upgrade.
Get an external enclosure for your current HDD. $10 on amazon.
Clean OS install. $0
Upgrade to 8GB of Ram. $25 (buy an 8GB kit from ebay).
And that's about it. You could get a dock if you want. I used a t-410 running win 10 pro until recently with no issues. It was actually quite zippy with with Evo 860.
First off, upgrade that hard drive to an SSD. It will speed up that laptop dramatically. It's not that hard, and a 250gb ssd is relatively cheap. Here is how to upgrade it.
Second upgrade the RAM. 4gb is decent but you want atleast 8gb if you plan to run memory intensive apps. Check the Crucial website since they will show some decent prices on memory you can purchase for that laptop.
Cheapest option is to just buy an extra 4gb ram stick and it will upgrade you to 8gb of ram. But if you want to spend a little more and upgrade to the full 16gb, the price for the ram is not to bad.
Here this is how you upgrade it.
Now what apps are you looking to run on Linux? Because what you want to run will matter.
If it's anything modern Adobe, Autodesk or inuit, forget it... Stick with Windows or run older versions of these apps. Infact the upgrades I recommend would be cheaper than going out and buying a new computer ($150 compared to $700-$1000) and would speed windows up dramatically.
If it is something like microsoft office, you best use the web version, though Wine and Crossover. (the premium version of Wine with technical support) can run some versions of Microsoft Office. If it is visual studio itself, forget it. You can however run VSCode natively in linux.
Now what version of Linux would I recommend with the least driver issues?
90% of the time it is going to be a Debian/Ubuntu based OS for anybody new to linux and want something with little to no driver issues. Not to mention the mass amount of documentation for it. So really what you'll be looking for is a Desktop Environment that suits your needs. Now be assured, you can customize your desktop however you want with any of these environments. But some will be easier than others to do it.
Since you do not want gnome, main Ubuntu is out of the question.
So I suggest checking out Kubuntu If you want a windows look and feel, but super insanely customizable and easy enough to do graphically without the hassle of the terminal. It uses the KDE Plasma Desktop Environment.
Their is Ubuntu Mate , it is a version of Ubuntu that use the MATE Desktop environment, it is continuation of Gnome 2 (before gnome 3) so it will look dated by Linux standards, but it is also very customizable with several default options to pick for how you want your OS to look.
Their is Xubuntu as well. It uses XFCE as it's desktop environment and will have a similar feel to Windows. It doesn't have some of the graphical options like KDE or Mate for customization. But don't judge it based on that. It is just as customizable and can look however you want it to look. It is one of the nicest Desktop Environments to use once you get use to it.
Lastly their is Linux Mint which is Ubuntu based, but uses the Cinnamon Desktop environment. It is a complete fork of gnome 3 and completely redesigned to not only give it a more windows look and feel so it will be easier on people moving from windows to Linux, but also keep that similar work flow as well.
Now you can pick whichever one you want to start with. If you don't like it, you do not have install a whole new OS. You can just install a new desktop environment instead through the terminal. Then when you restart after installing it on the computer, you can pick whichever desktop environment from the login screen. But try to get use one right now and get use to the terminal before you truly think you want something else.
Samsung SSD 860 EVO 250GB 2.5... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07864WMK8?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share I got this one but like the other guy said I do think any should suffice
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I got mine from amazon but bestbuy has it too ! Amazon
This is the SSD I recommend. Samsung 860 EVO. This is for 250GB, but you can choose larger based on your needs. Let me know if you have questions on what size you may need. This varies by user.
Amazon link for 16GB RAM from a lessor brand (I have used several times and it works well for me)
Amazon link to 16GB from a higher and more reputable brand
if everything else on the laptop is working perfectly, adding a solid state drive would absolutely blow your mind. they are insanely fast and breath new life into older computers. many people have done this over the last decade or so. https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-250GB-Internal-MZ-76E250B-AM/dp/B07864WMK8/ref=asc_df_B07864WMK8/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309776868400&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=735438845601277245&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9004331&hvtargid=pla-492778620843&psc=1 heres one for $55 which is 256gb but obviously try to find one to support your data.
also, once every couple of years, open the bottom of the laptop until you can see the circuit boards and use a can of compressed air on there plus on the fans for the cpu/power supply. dust generally kills laptops and doing a dusting every so often doesnt hurt. but it depends on how dirty/dusty your environment is.
i wish you many more years of service with it!
Windows booting off USB is like.. IT ninja style stuff.
Get a good solid state drive and then use a corresponding migration tool to backup your copy of windows, then swap the drives. Or you can find a good Linux distribution like ~~College Linux~~ Ubuntu Desktop and just boot the live image.
I gotta respond to a fellow Owl! I also did similar topic replies earlier today. If the 350GB HDD is running your OS then your first step would to be to get a cheap 250gb SSD and transfer your OS onto there. How many extra HDDs bays do you have within your computer? Next step would be to get a 8TB or 10TB shuckable HDD on sale, Easystore and Elements drives are good.
But to expand upon that it really depends on how much money you want to spend and the quality of a setup you can get by with for now. As history has shown, every dollar you spend now gets you less than what you can get next year. Putting that aside though, you do need a base level set up and upgrade from there. The cheapest is just to reuse your computer as a "NAS". You could purchase Drivepool (Windows) if you want to pool/combine all of the drives onto one drive letter/mount point or use free MergerFS (Linux) standalone or within OMV4 OS (also free).
There is a real void in the market for cheap low end stuff that you can expand cheaply. You can use USB external storage, but USB is finicky so don't trust any raid setups via USB, but Snapraid might be ok'ish... You want a network attachment with one of the following.
Since you already have a computer up and running then you can skip the odroid, but it's still good for standalone NAS backups of your OS or VMs. The Synology is new AND it is network attached, not USB attached; however it is only 2 bay (4 bay is too pricey), it has minimal processing power and upgradeability with no storage expandability. Depending on your location and shipping then ebay would have the highest value per dollar spent if you make the right purchase and the used device doesn't crap out shortly after... I made a ton of posts on all this, so if you want start reading up. Just click on the link then read and keep following the links and reading, have fun.
I found this one on Amazon:
Samsung SSD 860 EVO 250GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E250B/AM)
You need an SSD. HDD's are very slow on modern operating systems and will bring any PC down. I dont even know why they still put them in computers. Otherwise your specs are not that bad.
I'd get a Kingston A400 assuming you're on the cheap side, but if you want best of the best in every category you can get a Samsung one. I can help you through the installation, cloning, ext, processes if you wish once you get the drive.
Prices on SSDs have come way down. If you're okay giving up a bit of capacity you can pick them up really cheap. Even a Samsung 860 EVO is under $60 for 256GB.
I'd really recommend not getting an HDD because of performance, but if you're willing to live with it, sure.
The other option is you could try to "repair" it. If it's not physical damage, the OS can kind of just ignore that space.
Both servers are using Samsung 860 EVO SSD's for the system drives which is where I'm running iperf from.
My VM host is using all 500GB 860 EVO using Windows Storage Spaces as the storage pool disk in a 3 col mirror config for my VHDs.
The storage server is using a number of WD Reds and pooled using Stable Bit Drive pool and I also have an 860 EVO SSD as a pool cache.
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So I'm looking to bulid a new computer and I'm trying to decide which storage device I should pick if both are the exact same price, 860 EVO or Intel 660p M.2 2280. I'm mainly using this computer for gaming.
EDIT: Added what I'm using the computer for.
You should learn how to differentiate between computer parts and shop online if you're doing any sort of upgrading or repairing. Most of your questions should be answerable without submitting a question to a forum or media site. I lack all of the information to fulfill your request. For example, I had to determine if you are using a laptop by googling your mother board.
Any 2.5 inch SATA SSD will do. The Samsung 860 EVO, in whichever size you like OR the Crucial MX500 in whichever size you like. There are differences between those two SSDs, which I encourage you to look up, but they won't have a huge impact on your life.
Unfortunately I can't find any documentation that describes the limits of your mother board's RAM slots. This might do it. It matches your already installed RAM speed and DDR version. You may know your model number and can check it with the input at the top of the page. I hope this answers some questions for you.
I did This SSD and This enclosure and loading times are SO MUCH BETTER
I really only play Destiny and Rocket League so 250gb was plenty, but if you play more games having more space might be wise.
A 500GB 860 evo is $73 and a 250GB is $58
would this ssd be better? does it have dram? and do you know if it would fit my case?
SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 250GB 2.5... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07864WMK8?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
Case (comes with cable): UGREEN External Hard Drive... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XWRRMYX?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
Case lights up when powered.
I plugged mine into the usb slot in the back of my PS4 Pro (I think normal has one too). Works like a charm. Game loads before the primary theme finishes, and in-game menus and planets/zones load substantially quicker (but not instantly, still some wait).
Worth the ~$60 when you think of the cumulative hours saved on even just sifting through menus.
NOTE: I have noticed a bug that crops up now from loading “warp” too quickly. The “takeoff” animation will run without my ship following (just camera), causing the game to take a few beats on a black screen before loading the “warp” part of the load screen. It’s not a big deal, just wait a few moments and everything goes back to being its normal, speedy self :)
Eh, I would lower ur prices a bit. https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-500GB-Internal-MZ-76E500B-AM/dp/B07864WMK8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1538611423&sr=8-2&keywords=850%2Bevo&dpID=31CElO-B3PL&preST=_SX300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch&th=1
for the evos atleast
How about this one from Amazon.com?:
You can't lose with Samsung or Intel SSDs.
Thanks for the tip!
It looks like this Samsung 860 Evo, both 250 and 500GB have the M.2 form factor? I hope I'm reading that right haha.
On Amazon as well
TL;DR: the most straightforward way to swap a drive is the external USB disk method I described before. But if you want to get fancy, read below.
(apologies if this is information overload and just confusing you more. Then just ignore this post)
It's possible to clone your internal SSD directly to the new SSD without two slots, depending on the SSD you are using.
If it's a standard 2.5in SATA drive (something like this) then you can attach the new drive to your laptop over USB with a cable like this one). This will be faster, easier and cheaper than using the external drive method I mentioned earlier.
If it's an m.2 SATA SSD (like this one) you can also attach it via USB with an adaptor (like this one)
If it's an m.2 NVMe drive and you only have one slot... then you need to do the external USB disk method I mentioned before.
Samsung 860 EVO 250GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E250B/AM) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07864WMK8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_Ve3PBbYTPH63C 57.99 my bad
You buy this:
and put it in your laptop.
Samsung 860 EVO 250GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E250B/AM) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07864WMK8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_oUMgBb17WDQS3
So this would work with the Acer correct? https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-250GB-Internal-MZ-76E250B-AM/dp/B07864WMK8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1526779332&sr=8-2&keywords=samsung+860+evo+250gb
No, it is worth only about $40 considering you can sell the sshd for $50 as it is brand new and you would only need to install windows or clone the drive.
Companies are still charging way too much for a "premium". Imo 256 Gb is completely suitable for a laptop drive especially if it's intended use is schooling or work.
Edit: lol to the down votes. I don't know about you guys, but most of the SSDs I see are sub $100 now. Certainly not $200.
850 Evo $120
Samsung EVO 860 I believe. Technically the 860 Pro is about 2% faster but it costs way more. Standard 860 is $95 for 250GB atm on Amazon.
This is the stuff that will work. ~$100
Samsung 860 EVO 250 GB $89.26 (850 would work too, but the 860 is better and cheaper right now)
Sabrent USB 3.0 SSD Enclosure $8.99
These are what I use (850) and I've never had a loading issue again. Also if you freeze you can get back in the game in 45 seconds. It also works wonders on other games like BF1.
Well it's early access. Its less than $100, and you can use it for other things too. I use it for other games on Xbox like BF1 and to store games for my laptop.