Budget SSD for older laptop refurb.

Discussion in 'Computer Memory and Hard Drives' started by Laquer Head, Aug 26, 2018.

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Which to grab for $100

  1. Kingston A400 (480GB)

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  2. Adata SU650 (480GB)

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  1. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

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    Basically want input on which SSD to grab for a 5 year old Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E545.

    Looking around $100 CAD$ +tax and found 2 drives that fit the bill with reasonable 'on paper' specs.

    What would you go with to extend the laptops life another year..ish

    Kingston A400 ($99.99 CAD) vs. Adata SU650 ($101.99 CAD) (Both are the 480GB variants)

    thanks.
     
  2. Shlouski

    Shlouski VIP Member

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    For an old laptop I would just buy whatever is cheapest, Sandisk is cheap, I've had a few Sandisk ssd's and they are fast enough and seem solid, well I've had no problems yet and its been a few years.
     
  3. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    The TBW on the A-Data SSD is close to double (160 vs 280 TBW).

    I think general experience will be pretty similar.
     
  4. Intel_man

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  5. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

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  6. Intel_man

    Intel_man VIP Member

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    Different league of sata drives though. Most budget ssds offer near regular hdd speeds on random read/write performance. Only major improvement over mech drives are usually sequential speeds in those budget things. I'm not sure how budget the A400 and the SU650 are, but the MX500 offers fairly similar performance to the Samsung equivalent.
     
  7. Shlouski

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    What are you going to use the laptop for?

    If you are only doing light things like browsing the internet and watching videos etc, I assume you use your sig computer for most demanding programs, then save your money and get something cheap. My Samsung 850 evo is way faster than my cheap sandisk, but its hard to see any difference between the two in light use, but damn the sandisk feels way faster than a 2.5 inch laptop hdd.

    For an old laptop I would go for something like this: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/XZzkcf/team-l5-lite-3d-480gb-25-solid-state-drive-t253td480g3c101

    Last week I upgraded my mothers 4 year old laptop with a cheapo sandisk ssd, now it feels like any of my Samsung ssd desktops, but of course not as fast as my NVME ;).
     
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  8. aldan

    aldan Active Member

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    totally agree.put a 480gb sandisk in my desktop and am very happy with it.
     
  9. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys.. as it so happens another laptop we had here was toast and had an SSD in it so..swapperoo!! :cool:
     
  10. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah if it's not a heavy use laptop just whatever SSD is going to be miles better than the 5400RPM turd drive it came with.
     
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