SanDisk SSD PLUS 480 GB Sata III 2.5-inch Internal SSD £99.89 @ Amazon
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SanDisk SSD PLUS 480 GB Sata III 2.5-inch Internal SSD £99.89 @ Amazon

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Found 19th MarEdited by:"i_need_bargains"
  • Up to 20x faster than a typical hard disk drive
  • Faster boot-up and shutdown application load and response
  • 240 GB read/write speeds of up to 530 MB/s/430 MBs
  • Shock resistant for proven durability - even if you drop your computer
  • 3 year manufacturer warranty
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pc502011 m ago

Why?


Because you're transferring over 4 years of crap/junk/temp/redundant files over.
Who says he hasn't re-installed Windows 6 months ago. And if he hasn't he may have it setup in a way that's a ballache to replicate again, and is working just fine for him.

Ideally, yes a clean install is always nice, but not always needed.
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Apologies for my ignorance but will this plug straight into a 4year old HP laptop? With a data transfer set up prior?
edwardo197319 m ago

Apologies for my ignorance but will this plug straight into a 4year old HP …Apologies for my ignorance but will this plug straight into a 4year old HP laptop? With a data transfer set up prior?


You should be able to clone your existing laptop/pc HDD onto the SSD using a usb docking station or usb to sata cable. The process is generally pretty quick and I think the SanDisk recommended software was quite straightforward to use.
Jizzmeister30 m ago

You should be able to clone your existing laptop/pc HDD onto the SSD using …You should be able to clone your existing laptop/pc HDD onto the SSD using a usb docking station or usb to sata cable. The process is generally pretty quick and I think the SanDisk recommended software was quite straightforward to use.


You should never clone an old HDD unless it has been factory reset or has had a fresh OS installed. Cloning existing HDD is the lazy way. Always do a fresh install.
Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 19th Mar
RiverDragon826 m ago

You should never clone an old HDD unless it has been factory reset or has …You should never clone an old HDD unless it has been factory reset or has had a fresh OS installed. Cloning existing HDD is the lazy way. Always do a fresh install.


Why?
pc502011 m ago

Why?


Because you're transferring over 4 years of crap/junk/temp/redundant files over.
Who says he hasn't re-installed Windows 6 months ago. And if he hasn't he may have it setup in a way that's a ballache to replicate again, and is working just fine for him.

Ideally, yes a clean install is always nice, but not always needed.
pc502019 m ago

Why?


Fresh install is best. But cloning is still fine and muchhhhh better than sticking with the regular HDD..
RiverDragon87 m ago

Because you're transferring over 4 years of crap/junk/temp/redundant files …Because you're transferring over 4 years of crap/junk/temp/redundant files over.


It’s fine to clone an old HDD. Just use CCleaner and other well-known tools to clear junk beforehand. Just make sure that the space used on the HDD is less than what’s available on the SSD. You can use the now spare HDD as an external HDD for backups if you get a USB HDD enclosure.
Warm.

Thanks.

Regards
RiverDragon851 m ago

You should never clone an old HDD unless it has been factory reset or has …You should never clone an old HDD unless it has been factory reset or has had a fresh OS installed. Cloning existing HDD is the lazy way. Always do a fresh install.


I wouldn't even do it from a recent fresh install, always a fresh install.
pc502025 m ago

Why?


Because it won't make the most of the speed increase an SSD has to offer. The windows 10 media creation tool makes it easy too!
Cloning is a 1:1 copy. It's only going to make things better when you move to a SSD. Reinstall the OS when needed, not because you've moved the OS to a new drive.
^^^Correct^^^

Just clear junk and other non-essential files so it is not transferred. Nothing wrong with cloning a drive. A fresh install is not always the best way, especially if you have your machine set up with VM settings and other apps with configurations that will just take waaay to long to setup.
nomnomnomnom19 m ago

Cloning is a 1:1 copy. It's only going to make things better when you move …Cloning is a 1:1 copy. It's only going to make things better when you move to a SSD. Reinstall the OS when needed, not because you've moved the OS to a new drive.


My understanding is that edwardo1973 has a 4 year old HP laptop and Jizzmeister advice would be just to clone the old HDD on to a new SSD. That's just pure laziness.
pc502043 m ago

Who says he hasn't re-installed Windows 6 months ago. And if he hasn't he …Who says he hasn't re-installed Windows 6 months ago. And if he hasn't he may have it setup in a way that's a ballache to replicate again, and is working just fine for him.Ideally, yes a clean install is always nice, but not always needed.


How you know he hasn't? and now he wants to transfer 4 years crap/junk/temp/redundant files over.
Its personal preference! Lets keep on the subject of whether this is or hot or cold.

Plus I like to fresh install every time just to make sure I get that extra speed and fluidity when I purchase something new...ohh i couldn't help myself.
I received a new SSD last week and cloned the drive to SSD and then "diskparated" old mechanical dive. Mucked around with it for a couple of days and yes it was faster as it should be but then I still had bits and Bobs not quite happy with, for example programs/"apps" which were a bit long in the tooth and really ought to have been binned or replaced yonks ago so I went for a full reinstall which then made me think more carefully which "apps" to replace/update and in doing so I believe I have really benefited in a better working PC overall.
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danman105 h, 37 m ago

Its personal preference! Lets keep on the subject of whether this is or …Its personal preference! Lets keep on the subject of whether this is or hot or cold. Plus I like to fresh install every time just to make sure I get that extra speed and fluidity when I purchase something new...ohh i couldn't help myself.


Its an SSD, the speed will be there regardless...
I managed to blag a Samsung Evo 850 500Gb via Amazon Warehouse last night for £95 so will be doing my third clone soon. I use Aomei Backupper and it is so simple and easy. So far my other two machines have been completely fine, so coupled with not having to do all the setup/configuration with a fresh install, its the way to go.
Cloning is fine, just make sure whatever disk imaging/cloning software you use is SSD aware and partitions it correctly (4k aligned).
Anyone know if this can be installed onto an Inspiron 15 7577 laptop?
always do a fresh install, much less chances you will go in prison when they will catch you or anyway there will be less to charge you with
I got over 5 year old HP ENVY dv6-7200ea from 2012 Boxing Day sale:
CPU i7 - 3630QM@2.4Ghz, 8GB RAM, bog standard HDD 1TB 5400rpm.
It was quite powerful at that time (and I think it still is OKish).

Would I benefit money-wise from investing £100 to swap HDD for that SSD from OP?
Or is it time to find a new PC and better put that £100 towards it?

TIA
If you're tech-savvy enough to swap and clone a HDD, and thus hopefully confident enough to set up your programmes etc again, I would always do a fresh install.

Even with regular use of tools like CCleaner, I haven't had a PC yet that didn't slow down noticeably within two years even if the software stays the same
user7771 h, 14 m ago

I got over 5 year old HP ENVY dv6-7200ea from 2012 Boxing Day sale:CPU i7 …I got over 5 year old HP ENVY dv6-7200ea from 2012 Boxing Day sale:CPU i7 - 3630QM@2.4Ghz, 8GB RAM, bog standard HDD 1TB 5400rpm.It was quite powerful at that time (and I think it still is OKish).Would I benefit money-wise from investing £100 to swap HDD for that SSD from OP?Or is it time to find a new PC and better put that £100 towards it?TIA


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Oh Yes!!

This particular drive is fast enough to not only notice a massive difference on your windows OS boot up time, as in massive, but also when you open and close programs or apps in windows 10, games will load, run and play faster and as
you have one of the best mobile 4 core, 8 thread cpu's made, you will notice how smooth it will be having multiple things
going on

Also, if you DO get one and have the chance to get the 2nd drive cable for your HP model (( 2 drive bays under the plastic bit )) you can do a fresh install of windows 10 insider or what ever your version licence is, with a fresh ISO onto a usb direct from Microsoft download, then transfer only the files / docs / stuff you need and leave all the rest of the junk in the old drive and delete it as you get time to check you do not need it.

As for cloning, most users keep most of their stuff in a folder on all versions of windows called "my folder" under "users" on the main drive, tbh, would just copy that folder across or onto an external usb drive / stick, save you moving a right load of junk over and unwanted programs, that you would get if you did clone old to fresh start drives!

If you can stretch to it, a 16gb ram configuraiton with your model would also make it fly with the new ssd!
Not sure these days but originally Windows treated SSDs differently, e.g. defragging is essential for HDD but damages SSD etc.
I suspect that SSDs are better at moving frequently changed files (e.g. page file or log files) so parts of the drive don't wear out.
Personally I'd prefer a fresh install but with Windows 10 should be fine.
pc50205 h, 7 m ago

Its an SSD, the speed will be there regardless...


That's incorrect. I got a 20 month old laptop and after heavy use you can tell even with an Samsung 850 Evo SSD it got slower. I done a fresh install early Jan and now it's speedy like it should be. I've never used a device that didn't slow down after time with a SSD.
Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 20th Mar
RiverDragon817 h, 23 m ago

You should never clone an old HDD unless it has been factory reset or has …You should never clone an old HDD unless it has been factory reset or has had a fresh OS installed. Cloning existing HDD is the lazy way. Always do a fresh install.

NIce advice bro, nothing wrong with cloning if one wants a clone of the original disk, not lazy could just be common sense
Well that's me instantly £99.89 worse off....but also 480Gb of SSD to the good. Decent deal op. Heat deserved and given!
At this point, I'd go for the Crucial MX500 instead. It isn't that this is bad, but the MX500 seems to be that bit better. It is also creeping down slowly to the sub £100 mark.

amazon.co.uk/Cru…500
mcav1 m ago

At this point, I'd go for the Crucial MX500 instead. It isn't that this is …At this point, I'd go for the Crucial MX500 instead. It isn't that this is bad, but the MX500 seems to be that bit better. It is also creeping down slowly to the sub £100 mark.https://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-CT500MX500SSD1-MX500-NAND-Internal/dp/B0784SLQM6/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1521564085&sr=8-3&keywords=crucial+mx500


Still 8 percent more
Is it a straightforward process to copy the contents of a secondary SSD (primarily games) drive onto a new SSD, and when that's fine, swap them over? I'm sure that cloning is the only option for the os drive, but is that also the case for additional drives?
or if you want a drive with faster random reads for less hotukdeals.com/dea…023 (yes it's my post)
SpitfireXXI20 h, 8 m ago

Is it a straightforward process to copy the contents of a secondary SSD …Is it a straightforward process to copy the contents of a secondary SSD (primarily games) drive onto a new SSD, and when that's fine, swap them over? I'm sure that cloning is the only option for the os drive, but is that also the case for additional drives?


It may work with a simple file copy but sometimes there will be hidden files or files with non-standard file permissions so a clone is the quickest and safest option. You can download free cloning software to do this.
brookheather2 h, 54 m ago

It may work with a simple file copy but sometimes there will be hidden …It may work with a simple file copy but sometimes there will be hidden files or files with non-standard file permissions so a clone is the quickest and safest option. You can download free cloning software to do this.



Cloning it will be then....just to be sure everything goes smoothly.
Thanks for your advice!
Got this drive for £70 three years ago, still working well.......I'll get into my time machine!
Never understood the need for SSD , My Computer boots up very fast and then within seconds on the landing page ,use Steam ,games are instant ,no problem at all ,SSD ,like having a Ferarri in a one way cul -de-sac !
Edited by: "KonsumerKing" 22nd Mar
What about 20% discount? is it already included PLEASE??
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