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Old August 19, 2009, 10:16 AM
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I have a toshiba a300d that I'm thinking of putting a SSD into, is it possible?
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Old August 19, 2009, 10:28 AM
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Why not? As long as it is SATA you can use any modern SSD you wish.
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Old August 19, 2009, 10:34 AM
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I'll probably be throwing my Corsair X64 into my budget laptop since i cant stand the hangs and slow speed of the crappy 5400rpm sata drive it came with. Benchies will come... eventually... lol.
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Great, I just wasn't sure if the connections and mounting were the same or not.
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Is the Patriot Torqx worth the $30 more than either the OCZ Vertex or Corsair Extreme Series 2?
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Old August 19, 2009, 12:40 PM
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Depends on what your priorities are.
Get the Torqx if you plan on keeping it for a LOOOONG time
Get the cheapest if you just want speed and will be upgrading in a year or three.
Otherwise get the Vertex. OCZ kicks major arse with their support, jumper less firmware updates and one of the best SSD forum's going.
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SSD's are the cat's ass for laptops. They are all bolt in, made in the exact form factor as 2.5" laptop drives. They will survive a 10 storey drop and not break, losing your data. They add a ton of time to your battery life. And best of all, they are faster than fast.
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That's awesome, thanks for the info. Guess I'm off to Calgary this weekend to pickup the OCZ 60gig.

EDIT: What are the Kingston SSDNow V-Series like? The 64gig is only $160
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They are the original jmicron controller drives, stutter problems I believe.
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Old August 19, 2009, 02:26 PM
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They do use the same JM602B, however it uses 64k of cache. Supposedly this has resolved the stuttering. From people who have owned them are stating they have never noticed any stuttering.
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