I was given a dead i5 laptop recently . The hard-drive has failed completely ... all the usual tricks for accessing a dying drive have not worked. I'm thinking of buying a small , inexpensive SSD as an easy way of making it a test-bed for various Operating Systems ,VMs etc. My problem is that I have no personal experience of SSDs , and which brands I should be looking at , or avoiding. I won't be doing any gaming or video editing , so value-for-money is more important than size . Any tips and advice will be much appreciated .