How to Install an SSD in a Laptop

How to Install an SSD in a Laptop

*+-Installing a solid-state drive (SSD) in a laptop or desktop computer is one of the best upgrades you can do for your computer. Boot times will improve and applications will load a lot faster than if you were using just a regular hard drive. I recently upgraded my mother’s laptop to an SSD and decided […]

Apple Recalls Some MacBook Air SSDs, Get Yours Replaced


*+-Apple has announced that it’s recalling some MacBook Airs that were bought between June 2012 and June 2013 due to faulty solid-state drives that may be vulnerable to failing at any time, specifically 64GB and 128GB models. Obviously, this is kind of a big deal, since all of your precious is data on that solid-state drive, […]

1TB Samsung 840 EVO SSD Can Speed Up Macbook Pro or Ultrabook

Samsung 840 EVO SSD 1TB

*+-The Samsung 840 EVO SSD series is the latest collection of SSD drives from Samsung designed to eliminate the hard-drive bottleneck found in many MacBook Pro and Windows 8 systems without asking users to give up storage space. This isn’t the first 1TB SSD drive, but it is one of a few affordable 1TB solid […]

Intel targets tablets with tiny 310 Series SSDs


*+-In a press release yesterday, Intel announced their new 310 Series of Solid-State Drives (SSD), which they claim offer all the performance of their X-25 drives but in 1/8th the size. They’re promoting them as performance boosters for dual-drive notebooks, ideal storage drives for tablets, and unshakable data bunkers in rugged computers.

Deal: 64GB SSD for $99


*+-NewEgg has a 64GB Samsung SSD on sale for just $99, a $50 discount off the normal price. If you’re looking to speed up your mobile system, an SSD is your best bet. The trade off is of course a relatively low capacity, but 64GB is sufficient for a lot of users who don’t need to haul around multimedia […]

Intel Intros New 120GB SSD, Drops Prices on X25’s


*+-Intel added a 120GB SSD to its X25-M drive lineup today. The new drive looks like the sweet spot of the lineup as it comes at just a $50 premium over the 80GB version. Swapping out your spinning hard drive for an SSD can significantly improve your everyday computing experience. Applications launch faster, the system […]

Win a speedy Intel X25-M SSD from


*+-As I mentioned a couple of times during my evaluation of the ARMOR X10gx, its Intel solid state drive is blazingly fast. How fast? Check out the detailed review of the Intel X25-M SSD at and maybe win one to see for yourself.

128GB SSD Shoehorned Into a Dell Mini 9

*+-The Dell Mini 9 comes with either an 8GB or 16GB solid state drive, which are just too tiny for many mobile users. JKK, a Netbook modding guru, managed to jam a 128GB SSD into his Mini 9 and posted a video of the procedure. He calls the hack ‘quite easy,’ but his definition of […]

Samsung Producing 256GB SSDs

*+-On Wednesday, Samsung announced that they have begun producing 256GB solid-state drives, increasing their capacity from their currently available 64GB and 128GB drives. In addition, performance on the new drive has more than doubled. From CNET: The drives combine sequential read rates of 220 megabytes per second, with sequential write rates of 200MBps. "This sharply […]