Go Back   Hardware Canucks > HARDWARE > Storage

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old November 26, 2011, 10:18 AM
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 88
Default Confused about SSD please help.

So I'm planning on buying an SSD but I am confused with the difference between Newegg.com - Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Transfer Kit and Newegg.com - Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD). Do they both run on regular pcs or does the first one run in a pc and the second one only for a laptop? Thanks :).
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old November 26, 2011, 10:21 AM
Shadowmeph's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 3,452

My System Specs

Default

I think that they both would be able to run on PC or Laptops
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old November 26, 2011, 10:22 AM
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 88
Default

So why is there a 10$ difference between them? ;o
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old November 26, 2011, 10:28 AM
Shadowmeph's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 3,452

My System Specs

Default

one has a Data Transfer Kit and the other doesn't so basically you are paying 10 dollars for software
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old November 26, 2011, 10:29 AM
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 88
Default

ohh awesome thanks :D.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old November 26, 2011, 10:49 AM
AkG's Avatar
AkG AkG is offline
Hardware Canucks Reviewer
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,392
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shadowmeph View Post
one has a Data Transfer Kit and the other doesn't so basically you are paying 10 dollars for software
Bingo. You can clone your old drive to the new one via the included software and USB cable. Without needing to yank the old drive first. Some people want that and will consider it a cheap investment.

YMMV
__________________
"If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe." -JR

“if your opponent has a conscience, then follow Gandhi. But if you enemy has no conscience, like Hitler, then follow Bonhoeffer.” - Dr. MLK jr
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old November 26, 2011, 10:52 AM
sswilson's Avatar
Moderator
F@H
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Moncton NB
Posts: 14,793

My System Specs

Default

Well worth the extra cash for folks upgrading a laptop HDD, but (IMO) not worth it for a standard desktop swap.
__________________
MSI Z87I Gaming AC / i7 4770K / 2X 8G Gskill 1866 Sniper / XFX XTR 750 / EVGA GTX 680 SC+ 2GB / Intel DC S3700 200G / Seagate Barracuda 1TB
Inwin 904 / Swiftech MCP655-b / Alphacool NexXxos XT45 120 Rad / 2X Scythe GT AP-15 / EK Supreme HF / Dell UltraSharp U2412M

Asrock AM1H-ITX / AM1 Athlon 5350 / 2X4G Gskill PC3-14900 / Intel 6235 Wi-Fi / 90W Targus Power Brick / 250G Samsung 840 Series SSD / Mini-Box M350 / 1X 22" Dell IPS / 1X 22" HP
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old November 26, 2011, 11:01 AM
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 88
Default

But would it be compatible with a regular pc? or no laptops only?
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old November 26, 2011, 06:25 PM
Galcobar's Avatar
MVP
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Richmond, B.C.
Posts: 437

My System Specs

Default

The transfer kit is to accommodate laptops which only hold one hard drive or don't have any free bays -- a PC you can drop both drives in and clone from one to the other. The "laptop transfer kit" lets you hook the drive up externally, which isn't necessary on a PC. It's an addition, an accessory to the drive and not part of the drive itself.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old November 26, 2011, 09:22 PM
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 88
Default

Thanks you cleared up my question :)
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
So confused.. xD Chef New Builds 1 November 21, 2011 09:57 PM
I am so confused about RAM bonanza2000 RAM 6 February 1, 2011 04:25 AM
which ram to get confused hellokittyonline2 RAM 4 December 26, 2010 12:45 AM
I'm A Bit Confused shayan288 Gaming 14 November 21, 2010 09:45 AM
Confused... encorp CPU's and Motherboards 6 April 28, 2008 12:15 PM