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 […]

Xbox One SSD Swap Not Worth It, According to Speed Tests

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Just the day before the Xbox One was planned to launch, iFixit tore down the new gaming console and revealed that the system comes with a replaceable hard drive, complete with standard SATA connections and all. Of course, this meant that gamers could technically swap in their own hard drive, but if you’re thinking about […]

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

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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 […]

MacBook Pro SSD Vs HDD at CES 2012

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At CES 2012 today, we had a chance to stop by the Other World Computing booth at CES Unveiled who showed us a battle pitting a MacBook Pro using a Mercury Solid State Drive (SSD) versus one using a Hard Disk Drive (HDD.) Keep this in mind. The MacBook Pro outfitted with the SSD has […]

iFixit Teardown Reveals Replaceable SSD Hardwired RAM

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iFixit already tore apart a new MacBook Air and found that the SSD can in fact be replaced. I tested an SSD upgrade on my 2010 MacBook Air and it is not that hard. It was rumored that the new models would have storage hardwired to the mainboard just like the RAM, making the flash […]

OWC’s 480GB SSD Just What the MacBook Air Needs

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Other World Computing (OWC) announced that its Mercury Aura Pro Express SSD is now available in sizes up to 480GB. That’s a hair under 500GB, the standard offering on Apple’s MacBook Pros. The MacBook Air is the best notebook I’ve ever owned, but I don’t consider it my primary computer. It’s quick enough for most of […]

Weekly Wrap Up: Notebook, Tablet and Smart Phone News for April 1

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Despite all of the April Fools jokes running wild on the Internet today, there is a lot of real notebook, tablet and smart phone news worth checking out. Notebook News For the Week of April 1st: We kicked off World Backup Day with a collection of deals on services and storage that will help you […]

Morning Wrapup: Notebook News for March 29th

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Today in Notebooks we have a collection of new notebooks that have been announced, new SSDs from Intel, reviews of MacBook Air cases and a reason why your MacBook Pro fan might be loud. New Notebooks for March 2011: Acer Iconica 6120 Dual Screen Notebook Available for Pre-Order at $1,199 Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s Offers […]

Intel targets tablets with tiny 310 Series SSDs

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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.

Combo External Hard Drive and TrackPad is Intriguing

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Interesting. Red Ferret Journal is linking to an intriguing combo concept featured on Yanko Design. The Lacie Float It is a both and external SSD drive and also a trackpad. While it makes sense on some levels, I’m not exactly sure of the benefits of an external trackpad for the mobile set, but I have […]

Deal: 64GB SSD for $99

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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

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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 […]

Toshiba Launches MB Air-Like SSD Upgrades

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Tell me you saw this coming because you should have. Solid State Storage or Drives have been coming on for quite some time. There are numbers of Windows based notebooks with SSD options available, and even SSD drives that you can install yourself. Those who have gone the SSD route usually love the performance increase […]

Win a speedy Intel X25-M SSD from Notebooks.com

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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 Notebooks.com and maybe win one to see for yourself.

Windows 7 and SSDs

A lot of questions surround Solid State Drives (SSDs) and their longterm reliability. Microsoft’s Michael Fortin has penned an excellent Q & A on Windows 7 and its enhanced support for SSDs and the value they offer the mobile user. A must read for any of those interested in SSD technology. Head over to Enginneering […]

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 […]

Toshiba Getting Ready to Unleash 512GB SSD

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Solid State Drives (SSD) continue to command attention and it looks like Toshiba will be looking for come at CES 2009 where they plan to show off a 512GB version to add to its lineup. Supposedly these will hit mass production in April or so. No word on price yet, but I would expect it […]

Upgrade the Dell Mini 9 with a 32GB SSD for $100

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Low price points make Netbooks awfully attractive. Performance enhancements like SSD’s do as well, and it looks like the costs might be starting to come in line, at least at Dell. Check out this upgrade option where you can add a 32GB SSD for only a $100.   Via Engadget