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Can an SSD make this much difference? #5355039 02/20/20 02:14 AM
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I have two laptops that I use on a daily basis, almost identical in specs yet they run completely differently.


Laptop #1 is an HP EliteBook 8730w, Intel T9600 2.8 ghz with 4gb of DDR2-800 ram. Running Windows 10 Pro, with an SSD. Dedicated nVidia graphics. It runs absolutely flawlessly, and has for years.

Laptop #2 is a work unit, HP EliteBook 8440p. Intel Core i5 M520, 4gb ram, running Windows 7 home. No SSD. Onboard graphics with 512 meg dedicated memory, the rest is shared.

That poor 8440p can hardly get out of it's own way! I really only use it on Pro Demand to look up service information. Nothing labor intensive. The thing just lags and lags and lags.

Would upgrading to a cheap SSD make THAT much difference? I remember my 8730w having a noticeable increase after I installed one, but I don't remember it being that drastic. Maybe my memory is eluding me.


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Yes! Your HP-8730w boots in like 5 or 6 seconds doesn't it? Your other HP-8440p has a sata, it takes 20 or 30 seconds if its not too bloated?

SSD is the new wave. Windows 10 is much faster if its in good health also.


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Re: Can an SSD make this much difference? [Re: 14Accent] #5355047 02/20/20 02:39 AM
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Originally Posted by 14Accent
I have two laptops that I use on a daily basis, almost identical in specs yet they run completely differently.


Laptop #1 is an HP EliteBook 8730w, Intel T9600 2.8 ghz with 4gb of DDR2-800 ram. Running Windows 10 Pro, with an SSD. Dedicated nVidia graphics. It runs absolutely flawlessly, and has for years.

Laptop #2 is a work unit, HP EliteBook 8440p. Intel Core i5 M520, 4gb ram, running Windows 7 home. No SSD. Onboard graphics with 512 meg dedicated memory, the rest is shared.

That poor 8440p can hardly get out of it's own way! I really only use it on Pro Demand to look up service information. Nothing labor intensive. The thing just lags and lags and lags.

Would upgrading to a cheap SSD make THAT much difference? I remember my 8730w having a noticeable increase after I installed one, but I don't remember it being that drastic. Maybe my memory is eluding me.

oh yeah it makes a big difference. i am running an old HP probook . put in a SSD last year. it took my hdd a long time to boot, but the ssd does it in seconds. i think i paid $30 for my ssd drive

Re: Can an SSD make this much difference? [Re: 14Accent] #5355051 02/20/20 02:49 AM
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Any SSD is a lot faster than an old 5400RPM laptop HDD, I don't know anything about Pro Demand but if it downloads a database on your computer, random seeking on a 5400rpm drive is painfully slow even compared to a bargain basement ssd.

Re: Can an SSD make this much difference? [Re: 14Accent] #5355053 02/20/20 02:50 AM
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It'll be so fast your machine will feel rather new.


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Re: Can an SSD make this much difference? [Re: 14Accent] #5355070 02/20/20 04:56 AM
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Originally Posted by 14Accent
Laptop #2 is a work unit, HP EliteBook 8440p. Intel Core i5 M520, 4gb ram, running Windows 7 home. No SSD. Onboard graphics with 512 meg dedicated memory, the rest is shared.

That poor 8440p can hardly get out of it's own way! I really only use it on Pro Demand to look up service information. Nothing labor intensive. The thing just lags and lags and lags.

Would upgrading to a cheap SSD make THAT much difference? I remember my 8730w having a noticeable increase after I installed one, but I don't remember it being that drastic. Maybe my memory is eluding me.

I would add RAM as well. I have a slower machine than laptop #2 and used with 5400rpm HDD with 8GB RAM for a couple of years, then switched to SSHD, then to SSD. The difference between SSHD and SSD is minimal. But now that SSD is so cheap, as long as you don't need storage, RAM+SSD would definitely make a difference. SSD alone would make a difference but with additional RAM, it will be usable a few more years.

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I have a Lenovo t500 with a t9600 from around 2009 and it absolutely flies with an SSD. It was way slower with the HDD in it before. I couldn't believe the difference when I first put in the SSD. It's really like I got a computer that was twice as powerful. Everything works way better from YouTube videos to word documents.


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Re: Can an SSD make this much difference? [Re: 14Accent] #5355084 02/20/20 06:04 AM
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My favorite place for memory...

Just ordered two 8 gig chips for my iMac...

https://www.datamemorysystems.com/


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My favorite place for hard drives...

https://www.newegg.com/SSDs/Category/ID-119


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Re: Can an SSD make this much difference? [Re: 14Accent] #5355089 02/20/20 06:09 AM
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How hard is it to replace a regular hard drive with a SSD drive as a non-techie? Both of our laptops are pushing eight years old. They work fine but are just so slow now. How do you get the info off of the old drive onto the SSD?


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Re: Can an SSD make this much difference? [Re: 14Accent] #5355124 02/20/20 07:02 AM
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I agree to upgrade RAM, too.

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Originally Posted by Sierra048
How hard is it to replace a regular hard drive with a SSD drive as a non-techie? Both of our laptops are pushing eight years old. They work fine but are just so slow now. How do you get the info off of the old drive onto the SSD?


It’s usually just a coupe of screws, and the drive only connects in one direction so you cannot mess that up. The hardest bit is transferring the data. Some people back up their important data, fresh install windows, and then transfer their important data over. You could clone the drive, but then you need a way to connect the SSD to your computer for cloning before installing it.


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Yes, I will only replace HDD's in laptops with SDD's at work for this reason. Not to mention all the GPO's and other stuff that has to load on the work machine will slow down an already slow outdated machine.


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Originally Posted by Sierra048
How hard is it to replace a regular hard drive with a SSD drive as a non-techie? Both of our laptops are pushing eight years old. They work fine but are just so slow now. How do you get the info off of the old drive onto the SSD?


It’s usually just a coupe of screws, and the drive only connects in one direction so you cannot mess that up. The hardest bit is transferring the data. Some people back up their important data, fresh install windows, and then transfer their important data over. You could clone the drive, but then you need a way to connect the SSD to your computer for cloning before installing it.

Amazon USB adapter

Samsung, has their own export/clone app/program.

WD blue are the cheapest quality SSD on the market... unless you go some crazy names.

Having a Microcenter store close also helps...


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I have a similar HP model, an 8460p. I upgraded it with an SSD a few years back, and it was a rocket afterwards. I used it for a couple years, then moved to a MacBook Pro for testing work I do (alongside my Windows 10 machines). I gave it to my mom, along with a docking station. She still uses it today, and there are no complaints. I did replace the CPU cooling fan for $5 once is about all...

Very familiar with the 8440... I used one for 4 years as my work-assigned laptop. We use some thin HP laptop now, with M2 drives as standard. That old 8440 has life left, so go for it.


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