Asus vivopc i5 4210u barebones £149.75 @ iCubes
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Asus vivopc i5 4210u barebones £149.75 @ iCubes

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Found 21st May 2017
Barebones pc (just add ram storage and OS), including a 4th gen Intel i5, WiFi and Bluetooth unit, front speakers which are better than they should be, tons of ports at the back, and quiet fan.

Very similar to an NUC, a little larger, but will also take either 2 x 2.5" drives or 1 x 3.5" drive.

Comes with power and vesa mount.

Bought one a month ago, and price has not changed, so maybe not a deal deal, but I have not found anything brand new with similar specs for less than around £200, and after mentioning on a thread I was encouraged to share as a deal.

Price includes Vat and delivery, just make sure you select barebones only.
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Excellent price for a well featured mini PC, the dual 2.5" hard drive capability really opens up possiblities and the CPU should turn in a fairly decent performance and will be better than most of the similar priced newer Celeron / Pentium versions. Heat from me and my housekeeper.
Any tips on what where you bought ram and os
First time doing this at 70 yrs
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Any tips on what where you bought ram and osFirst time doing this at 70 … Any tips on what where you bought ram and osFirst time doing this at 70 yrs



​ if you are looking for others who are into computers later in life I would recommend having a look at https://forumite.co.uk/forum-categories/

there are quite a few people in there 60's and 70's who build their own pc's there and would be more than willing to help out.

the forum was set up after the magazine micro mart closed down.
7day

Any tips on what where you bought ram and osFirst time doing this at 70 … Any tips on what where you bought ram and osFirst time doing this at 70 yrs



You're welcome to ask me anything about computers, I do this as a job, in fact I meet quite a lot of 70+ year old people that used to be programmers 30+ years ago, and as technology has moved on so rapidly, they are clueless for want of a better word. I fully expect that if I get to 70 (I'm 46 now) then I'll be just like them, I can walk in to a shop (if they still exist then) and tell them how I used to repair computers and now I don't have a clue about these new ones. Maybe I'll still be in to computers then, I've started to lose some interest in them due to how invasive the technology is and let's face it, anyone can learn to do what I do just by reading and watching youtube videos and spending enough time. It's so easy to learn things now, almost anyone can be an 'expert' these days.

Some trusted vendors to buy computer parts:

www.scan.co.uk
www.overclockers.co.uk
www.ebuyer.com
www.amazon.co.uk
www.cclonline.com
www.novatech.co.uk

Site to choose parts for computers:

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/guide/

Help and assistance for computer building:

https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/

Microsoft site to create a bootable USB of the latest version of Windows 10 (under the section "Create Windows 10 installation media") >

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10

You're never too old to learn anything, and don't be afraid to make mistakes and ask for help. Obviously some mistakes can be costly so do your research first. If you can build lego you can build a PC. Troubleshooting is where the skill is in building a PC and also in overclocking if you're in to that, overclocking is quite like car customisation and getting more power of the computer.


Edited by: "fishmaster" 21st May 2017
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Excellent price for a well featured mini PC, the dual 2.5" hard drive capability really opens up possiblities and the CPU should turn in a fairly decent performance and will be better than most of the similar priced newer Celeron / Pentium versions. Heat from me and my housekeeper.
Any tips on what where you bought ram and os
First time doing this at 70 yrs
Original Poster
7day

Any tips on what where you bought ram and osFirst time doing this at 70 … Any tips on what where you bought ram and osFirst time doing this at 70 yrs



​Pick up your RAM from where ever is selling it cheapest, I would go for Crucial or Corsair, and it needs to be DDR3L, 1.35v.
I went for 2x 4GB sticks (8GB total).

OS, I downloaded the Win10 installation from Microsoft, installed and checked it all worked, then picked up a cheap licence key from eBay to activate it (which is sometimes frowned upon).
Thanks that's great . I will update from my old dell from work 10 yrs agp
7day

Any tips on what where you bought ram and osFirst time doing this at 70 … Any tips on what where you bought ram and osFirst time doing this at 70 yrs



​ if you are looking for others who are into computers later in life I would recommend having a look at https://forumite.co.uk/forum-categories/

there are quite a few people in there 60's and 70's who build their own pc's there and would be more than willing to help out.

the forum was set up after the magazine micro mart closed down.
7day

Any tips on what where you bought ram and osFirst time doing this at 70 … Any tips on what where you bought ram and osFirst time doing this at 70 yrs



You're welcome to ask me anything about computers, I do this as a job, in fact I meet quite a lot of 70+ year old people that used to be programmers 30+ years ago, and as technology has moved on so rapidly, they are clueless for want of a better word. I fully expect that if I get to 70 (I'm 46 now) then I'll be just like them, I can walk in to a shop (if they still exist then) and tell them how I used to repair computers and now I don't have a clue about these new ones. Maybe I'll still be in to computers then, I've started to lose some interest in them due to how invasive the technology is and let's face it, anyone can learn to do what I do just by reading and watching youtube videos and spending enough time. It's so easy to learn things now, almost anyone can be an 'expert' these days.

Some trusted vendors to buy computer parts:

www.scan.co.uk
www.overclockers.co.uk
www.ebuyer.com
www.amazon.co.uk
www.cclonline.com
www.novatech.co.uk

Site to choose parts for computers:

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/guide/

Help and assistance for computer building:

https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/

Microsoft site to create a bootable USB of the latest version of Windows 10 (under the section "Create Windows 10 installation media") >

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10

You're never too old to learn anything, and don't be afraid to make mistakes and ask for help. Obviously some mistakes can be costly so do your research first. If you can build lego you can build a PC. Troubleshooting is where the skill is in building a PC and also in overclocking if you're in to that, overclocking is quite like car customisation and getting more power of the computer.


Edited by: "fishmaster" 21st May 2017
I like the look of this would be ideal for my setup currently using a acer xc710 hooked upto tv but looks to big infront of tv. .does my video encodes severs my plex clients (direct play some audio transcoding) and use it myself for my media internet etc.


would this cope with the above with out the video encoding or could add a usb blu ray would it be able to cope doing few dvds/ blurays a week?

That's a credit to you . What a wonderful person. My job was medicine .
Keeping curious is the key to a good life.
Thanks again.and again
One of the best most informative deals/thread to date.
Man of the month award goes to Fishmaster, or should that be Fish of the month? well regadless, well done that man/fish*, have a medal/worm*.


*delete as appropriate
Edited by: "spannerzone" 21st May 2017
Thanks for posting this. Never heard of this company but they have good reviews.

Cheapest 8GB single stick I could find (£40)...
ebay.co.uk/itm…760?hash=item2edaba66f8:g:~D8AAOSw0vBUaxKM
Awesome. Bought. Great thread.
Sorely tempted my this to replace an ailing acer revo which is struggling with 1080p.

I've got plenty of spare hard drives around. So I'd just need memory.
Will this play 1080p video, mkv or 1080p /4k YouTube properly? Considering this for a htpc.
Heat added just for the info - much appreciated
btw - I have an 128 Gb SSD sat in the cupboard (project never finished) and 4 x2Gb ddr 3 sticks that I never used (again another upgrade project never started!)
both were free ... so not an issue on cost
Did you download Win10 onto a bootable memory stick and use that to install windows?
cheers!!
4th gen Intel processor is a bit long in the tooth in 2017, basically you're getting a 3 year old machine (so less time before you feel the need to buy something new). I suppose the price cut justifies somewhat, but I'd be after something a bit newer.
Edited by: "Cloudane" 21st May 2017
Cloudane

4th gen Intel processor is a bit long in the tooth in 2017, basically … 4th gen Intel processor is a bit long in the tooth in 2017, basically you're getting a 3 year old machine (so less time before you feel the need to buy something new). I suppose the price cut justifies somewhat, but I'd be after something a bit newer.



Depends what you need it for. My i7 4790K will be still going strong in 3 years.
Cloudane

4th gen Intel processor is a bit long in the tooth in 2017, basically … 4th gen Intel processor is a bit long in the tooth in 2017, basically you're getting a 3 year old machine (so less time before you feel the need to buy something new). I suppose the price cut justifies somewhat, but I'd be after something a bit newer.


CPU tech doesn't move very fast, this is still good for what it is.
I've got this 8gb RAM (as below) already in my Acer Revo M1601 Nettop which I've never been really happy with

Kingston KVR16S11/8 RAM 8GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL11 SODIMM 204-Pin 1.5 V

Can anyone confirm that I can use this in the Asus VivoPC ?

I still have the original 2Gb stick that came with the Acer Revo and use it just for streaming to tv or something

Ignore it

Just found this
DDR3 vs DDR3L

DDR3L:

DDR3L is pin-compatible with DDR3.
DDR3L is a dual voltage capable memory SoDIMM, which supports operation at both 1.5V and 1.35V.
DDR3:

DDR3 is a single voltage capable memory SoDIMM, which supports 1.5V operation only.
It is NOT compatible with systems using 4th gen Intel processors, which exclusively support 1.35V operation for memory.
Edited by: "philphil61" 21st May 2017
Cloudane

4th gen Intel processor is a bit long in the tooth in 2017, basically … 4th gen Intel processor is a bit long in the tooth in 2017, basically you're getting a 3 year old machine (so less time before you feel the need to buy something new). I suppose the price cut justifies somewhat, but I'd be after something a bit newer.


Yes that's true but unlike the late 1990's and early 2000's where upgrades every 2 years made a massive difference, these days a half decent CPU from 3 years ago is still quite capable of doing many things and I bet this CPU will be better than many brand new bottom of the range Celerons and Pentiums like the J1900 / N3050's etc that are in all the newest cheapest products. And this is approx 50% cheaper than an i5 version from this year so that's a consideration.

My crusty old i5 3450 from 2012 is still fine for my main desktop and I've not seen any reason to replace it yet as I don't game and not into 4K editing yet.

Edited by: "spannerzone" 21st May 2017
Cloudane

4th gen Intel processor is a bit long in the tooth in 2017, basically … 4th gen Intel processor is a bit long in the tooth in 2017, basically you're getting a 3 year old machine (so less time before you feel the need to buy something new). I suppose the price cut justifies somewhat, but I'd be after something a bit newer.



The new nuc i3-7100U gives only 10% increase in performance over this one but is double the price so this one has to be worth it - am I wrong ?
FYI 16GB RAM according to the spec sheet
highwave

The new nuc i3-7100U gives only 10% increase in performance over this one … The new nuc i3-7100U gives only 10% increase in performance over this one but is double the price so this one has to be worth it - am I wrong ?


I'd say that this is well worth considering - however always worth checking what else a newer generation CPU/chipset offers such as better video encoding/decoding, newer HDMI specs and such like but yes, this still represents excellent value for money for many typical users.
masai

Thanks for posting this. Never heard of this company but they have good … Thanks for posting this. Never heard of this company but they have good reviews. Cheapest 8GB single stick I could find (£40)...http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/8GB-DDR3-1600MHZ-PC3-12800-204-PIN-SO-DIMM-RAM-LAPTOP-MEMORY-MODULE-BRAND-NEW-/201238144760?hash=item2edaba66f8:g:~D8AAOSw0vBUaxKM



​You need DDR3L 1.3V only! The one you linked is standard DDR3 1.5V so will not work with this barebone system
I would buy two sticks of this 4GB Corsair Ram £24.99 each delivered from Amazon
amazon.co.uk/gp/…B6E
Not fanless. Shame.

Edited by: "RowanDDR" 21st May 2017
If Heineken posted deals it would be as good as this one.
Helpful, kind people. Be proud of yourselves.
fishmaster

You're welcome to ask me anything about computers, I do this as a job, … You're welcome to ask me anything about computers, I do this as a job, in fact I meet quite a lot of 70+ year old people that used to be programmers 30+ years ago, and as technology has moved on so rapidly, they are clueless for want of a better word. I fully expect that if I get to 70 (I'm 46 now) then I'll be just like them, I can walk in to a shop (if they still exist then) and tell them how I used to repair computers and now I don't have a clue about these new ones. Maybe I'll still be in to computers then, I've started to lose some interest in them due to how invasive the technology is and let's face it, anyone can learn to do what I do just by reading and watching youtube videos and spending enough time. It's so easy to learn things now, almost anyone can be an 'expert' these days.Some trusted vendors to buy computer parts:www.scan.co.ukwww.overclockers.co.ukwww.ebuyer.comwww.amazon.co.ukwww.cclonline.comwww.novatech.co.ukSite to choose parts for computers:https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/guide/Help and assistance for computer building:https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/Microsoft site to create a bootable USB of the latest version of Windows 10 (under the section "Create Windows 10 installation media") >https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10You're never too old to learn anything, and don't be afraid to make mistakes and ask for help. Obviously some mistakes can be costly so do your research first. If you can build lego you can build a PC. Troubleshooting is where the skill is in building a PC and also in overclocking if you're in to that, overclocking is quite like car customisation and getting more power of the computer.



Good man
fishmaster

You're welcome to ask me anything about computers, I do this as a job, … You're welcome to ask me anything about computers, I do this as a job, in fact I meet quite a lot of 70+ year old people that used to be programmers 30+ years ago, and as technology has moved on so rapidly, they are clueless for want of a better word. I fully expect that if I get to 70 (I'm 46 now) then I'll be just like them, I can walk in to a shop (if they still exist then) and tell them how I used to repair computers and now I don't have a clue about these new ones. Maybe I'll still be in to computers then, I've started to lose some interest in them due to how invasive the technology is and let's face it, anyone can learn to do what I do just by reading and watching youtube videos and spending enough time. It's so easy to learn things now, almost anyone can be an 'expert' these days.Some trusted vendors to buy computer parts:www.scan.co.ukwww.overclockers.co.ukwww.ebuyer.comwww.amazon.co.ukwww.cclonline.comwww.novatech.co.ukSite to choose parts for computers:https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/guide/Help and assistance for computer building:https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/Microsoft site to create a bootable USB of the latest version of Windows 10 (under the section "Create Windows 10 installation media") >https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10You're never too old to learn anything, and don't be afraid to make mistakes and ask for help. Obviously some mistakes can be costly so do your research first. If you can build lego you can build a PC. Troubleshooting is where the skill is in building a PC and also in overclocking if you're in to that, overclocking is quite like car customisation and getting more power of the computer.



Good man
Sign up and register to their website as the advice is exceptional. Maybes this could be the new chapter and revival of Micro Mart online.
Get some of these commando strips and attach it to the back of your monitor then you got an all-in one PC.
Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 21st May 2017
I have just cloned and fitted a Samsung SSD at weekend to my 9 year old Dell tower PC but unfortunately only found out about SATA 1,2 and 3 afterwards when testing the new disk speeds, my old PC only supports SATA 2. Could I just move my new SSD and 9 year old 8GB of RAM (6 sticks) out from my old DELL to this and carry on as if it were my old PC but quicker? Im am guessing I can do this but would only be able to fit two sticks due to size?

Thanks
dck

In part that's because Intel has had no serious competition for the last … In part that's because Intel has had no serious competition for the last >12 years. Now AMD has something remotely competitive with Ryzen, perhaps Intel might start spending a bit more on R&D and we'll see more than ~5% improvement with each new generation?



Not until they find an alternative to Silicon.
reddev3

I have just cloned and fitted a Samsung SSD at weekend to my 9 year old … I have just cloned and fitted a Samsung SSD at weekend to my 9 year old Dell tower PC but unfortunately only found out about SATA 1,2 and 3 afterwards when testing the new disk speeds, my old PC only supports SATA 2. Could I just move my new SSD and 9 year old 8GB of RAM (6 sticks) out from my old DELL to this and carry on as if it were my old PC but quicker? Im am guessing I can do this but would only be able to fit two sticks due to size?Thanks


I doubt you'll notice much difference in daily tasks with SATA 2 or 3, cloning your old hard drive was possibly the problem, you've cloned across 9 years worth of junk (possibly) - a fresh install of the OS would make the PC much faster I suspect. But you'd have to backup and reload all software and files.

The ram from that PC will not work in this new one unfortunately.

I've put SSD's into 9 year old desktops and it makes them much more usable but they're still slow (dependind on the CPU) on some tasks, especially HD video playback unless you have a reasonable graphics card to help. But and SSD should make any PC better, but cloning an old hard drive across is never going to be as good as a fresh operating install onto an SSD.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 21st May 2017
spannerzone

I doubt you'll notice much difference in daily tasks with SATA 2 or 3, … I doubt you'll notice much difference in daily tasks with SATA 2 or 3, cloning your old hard drive was possibly the problem, you've cloned across 9 years worth of junk (possibly) - a fresh install of the OS would make the PC much faster I suspect. But you'd have to backup and reload all software and files.The ram from that PC will not work in this new one unfortunately.I've put SSD's into 9 year old desktops and it makes them much more usable but they're still slow (dependind on the CPU) on some tasks, especially HD video playback unless you have a reasonable graphics card to help. But and SSD should make any PC better, but cloning an old hard drive across is never going to be as good as a fresh operating install onto an SSD.



I thought it would be twice as fast as it can read/write 600MB/S rather than 300MB/S? (my computer also doesn't support AHCI)? There isn't too much Junk on it as I only use it to play poker (70GB total used) and it was left unused for most of those years, I mentioned the age because I thought it would be the old processor and motherboard holding my SSD back which is why this grabbed my attention.

So do you think sticking my new SSD in this with new RAM wouldn't be worth the money then? Thanks for the reply as well as I am terrible with computers.
reddev3

I have just cloned and fitted a Samsung SSD at weekend to my 9 year old … I have just cloned and fitted a Samsung SSD at weekend to my 9 year old Dell tower PC but unfortunately only found out about SATA 1,2 and 3 afterwards when testing the new disk speeds, my old PC only supports SATA 2. Could I just move my new SSD and 9 year old 8GB of RAM (6 sticks) out from my old DELL to this and carry on as if it were my old PC but quicker? Im am guessing I can do this but would only be able to fit two sticks due to size?Thanks

spannerzone

I doubt you'll notice much difference in daily tasks with SATA 2 or 3, … I doubt you'll notice much difference in daily tasks with SATA 2 or 3, cloning your old hard drive was possibly the problem, you've cloned across 9 years worth of junk (possibly) - a fresh install of the OS would make the PC much faster I suspect. But you'd have to backup and reload all software and files.The ram from that PC will not work in this new one unfortunately.I've put SSD's into 9 year old desktops and it makes them much more usable but they're still slow (dependind on the CPU) on some tasks, especially HD video playback unless you have a reasonable graphics card to help. But and SSD should make any PC better, but cloning an old hard drive across is never going to be as good as a fresh operating install onto an SSD.

reddev3

I thought it would be twice as fast as it can read/write 600MB/S rather … I thought it would be twice as fast as it can read/write 600MB/S rather than 300MB/S? (my computer also doesn't support AHCI)? There isn't too much Junk on it as I only use it to play poker (70GB total used) and it was left unused for most of those years, I mentioned the age because I thought it would be the old processor and motherboard holding my SSD back which is why this grabbed my attention.So do you think sticking my new SSD in this with new RAM wouldn't be worth the money then? Thanks for the reply as well as I am terrible with computers.


The thing is that while SATA 1, 2 and 3 all get faster with the new version, the actual drive capabilities doesn't mean it just doubles/triples, the speeds quoted are always the maximum theoretical speeds and even if it did it might only be noticable when transferring files or doing something that involves moving lots of data around the drive. If you have enough ram then data and applications will mostly stay in ram rather than be written/read to and from the hard drive.

Even if you don't use your machine much, over many years it accumulates many updates, patches and other junk, it's inevitable and cloning just moves the crap across... it may not make much difference or it could make a machine really dog slow.

I have no doubt putting the SSD into this i5 micro desktop along with 4GB ram (8GB would be good but despite what some say, 4GB is fine for daily chores) this new PC would fly compared to your old one, assuming you installed windows from scratch and probably best to use Win10 as it's often the easiest/quickest to install and it's not utter pants despite what some say.

What is your old PC? (CPU wise)

Edited by: "spannerzone" 21st May 2017
RiverDragon8

Get some of these commando strips and attach it to the back of your … Get some of these commando strips and attach it to the back of your monitor then you got an all-in one PC.


Thats what the VESA mount is for mate
reddev3

I have just cloned and fitted a Samsung SSD at weekend to my 9 year … I have just cloned and fitted a Samsung SSD at weekend to my 9 year old Dell tower PC but unfortunately only found out about SATA 1,2 and 3 afterwards when testing the new disk speeds, my old PC only supports SATA 2. Could I just move my new SSD and 9 year old 8GB of RAM (6 sticks) out from my old DELL to this and carry on as if it were my old PC but quicker? Im am guessing I can do this but would only be able to fit two sticks due to size?Thanks

spannerzone

I doubt you'll notice much difference in daily tasks with SATA 2 or 3, … I doubt you'll notice much difference in daily tasks with SATA 2 or 3, cloning your old hard drive was possibly the problem, you've cloned across 9 years worth of junk (possibly) - a fresh install of the OS would make the PC much faster I suspect. But you'd have to backup and reload all software and files.The ram from that PC will not work in this new one unfortunately.I've put SSD's into 9 year old desktops and it makes them much more usable but they're still slow (dependind on the CPU) on some tasks, especially HD video playback unless you have a reasonable graphics card to help. But and SSD should make any PC better, but cloning an old hard drive across is never going to be as good as a fresh operating install onto an SSD.

reddev3

I thought it would be twice as fast as it can read/write 600MB/S rather … I thought it would be twice as fast as it can read/write 600MB/S rather than 300MB/S? (my computer also doesn't support AHCI)? There isn't too much Junk on it as I only use it to play poker (70GB total used) and it was left unused for most of those years, I mentioned the age because I thought it would be the old processor and motherboard holding my SSD back which is why this grabbed my attention.So do you think sticking my new SSD in this with new RAM wouldn't be worth the money then? Thanks for the reply as well as I am terrible with computers.

reddev3

I have just cloned and fitted a Samsung SSD at weekend to my 9 year … I have just cloned and fitted a Samsung SSD at weekend to my 9 year old Dell tower PC but unfortunately only found out about SATA 1,2 and 3 afterwards when testing the new disk speeds, my old PC only supports SATA 2. Could I just move my new SSD and 9 year old 8GB of RAM (6 sticks) out from my old DELL to this and carry on as if it were my old PC but quicker? Im am guessing I can do this but would only be able to fit two sticks due to size?Thanks

spannerzone

I doubt you'll notice much difference in daily tasks with SATA 2 or 3, … I doubt you'll notice much difference in daily tasks with SATA 2 or 3, cloning your old hard drive was possibly the problem, you've cloned across 9 years worth of junk (possibly) - a fresh install of the OS would make the PC much faster I suspect. But you'd have to backup and reload all software and files.The ram from that PC will not work in this new one unfortunately.I've put SSD's into 9 year old desktops and it makes them much more usable but they're still slow (dependind on the CPU) on some tasks, especially HD video playback unless you have a reasonable graphics card to help. But and SSD should make any PC better, but cloning an old hard drive across is never going to be as good as a fresh operating install onto an SSD.

reddev3

I thought it would be twice as fast as it can read/write 600MB/S rather … I thought it would be twice as fast as it can read/write 600MB/S rather than 300MB/S? (my computer also doesn't support AHCI)? There isn't too much Junk on it as I only use it to play poker (70GB total used) and it was left unused for most of those years, I mentioned the age because I thought it would be the old processor and motherboard holding my SSD back which is why this grabbed my attention.So do you think sticking my new SSD in this with new RAM wouldn't be worth the money then? Thanks for the reply as well as I am terrible with computers.



spannerzone

The thing is that while SATA 1, 2 and 3 all get faster with the new … The thing is that while SATA 1, 2 and 3 all get faster with the new version, the actual drive capabilities doesn't mean it just doubles/triples, the speeds quoted are always the maximum theoretical speeds and even if it did it might only be noticable when transferring files or doing something that involves moving lots of data around the drive. If you have enough ram then data and applications will mostly stay in ram rather than be written/read to and from the hard drive.Even if you don't use your machine much, over many years it accumulates many updates, patches and other junk, it's inevitable and cloning just moves the crap across... it may not make much difference or it could make a machine really dog slow.I have no doubt putting the SSD into this i5 micro desktop along with 4GB ram (8GB would be good but despite what some say, 4GB is fine for daily chores) this new PC would fly compared to your old one, assuming you installed windows from scratch and probably best to use Win10 as it's often the easiest/quickest to install and it's not utter pants despite what some say. What is your old PC? (CPU wise)



I have just looked and I actually have 6GB of RAM so my mistake. I have windows 7 Home premium 64-bit SP1, intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 @ 2.33 GHz Yorkfield 45nm technology, 6GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz (7-7-720), Dell Inc. 0G254H (CPU) motherboard, ATI Radeon HD 4600 series (Dell) and a 232GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250G.

I use postgressql all day to track poker results which is why I want my hard drive in particular to be fast.

Thanks.
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