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    Hi All,

    I am fixing a friend laptop as her HDD has gone and I am going to replace it with a SSD for he (she dropped the laptop and broke the original one.

    She does not use the device for anything other than internet/word processing so a simple 120gb one would do her (no extra space needed as she stores everything elsewhere).

    So I basically just need a really cheap one for her and wanted to kow what people thought i should go for. I can see two cheapish ones on amazon below, do people have any prefrence?

    amazon.co.uk/San…ssd

    amazon.co.uk/Kin…ssd

    As I said I don't want an expensive one and super speed is not really important (anything should be quicker than what she had) I just want a slight improvement and something more reliable/sturdy than her old HDD.

    Suggestions welcome and thanks in advance.

    6 Comments

    You very much want to go with a Samsung 840 EVO 120GB. Cheaper SSD's use less reliable types of flash and have a shorter life. The 840 EVO does also use a cheap type of flash but has a fantastic controller to increase reliability and speed. The Crucial MX100 is also worth a mention though.
    amazon.co.uk/Sam…P0/
    amazon.co.uk/Cru…D88

    Original Poster

    Yeah I have the Evo in my PC but she has a limit of £45. I will be buying the EVO again when I upgrade my laptop but as it is for someone else I dot want to fight the merits of getting something else.

    In that case the Sandisk. I hear there were issues with the Kingston and it seems to have better read/write speeds too.

    For £45 you'll only be getting a 60GB one then. At that price and what she is going to use it for, any SSD will do.

    Morgan007

    For £45 you'll only be getting a 60GB one then. At that price and what … For £45 you'll only be getting a 60GB one then. At that price and what she is going to use it for, any SSD will do.

    Amazon have the 128GB Sandisk for £40 with a 1-3 week shipping time.

    Original Poster

    Thanks guys, yes I went for the SanDisk one for £40 form Amazon which should arrive tomorrow.
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