speed up windows 7 by replacing HDD with SSD

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by oversize33, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. oversize33

    oversize33 MDL Novice

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    I would like to speed up my notebook by replacing the HD with a traditional SSD.
    The notebook is an HP Pavilion dv6-2153el:

    dv6-2153el
    I7 processor Intel Core i7-720QM 1.6GHz
    4 GB DDR3 (2 x 2048 MB)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
    Hard Drive SATA 7200 rpm 500GB
    SATA optical drive: LightScribe SuperMulti DVD ± RW with Double Layer Support
    Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
    Wireless 802.11 b / g / n


    I would like your advice to make a choice right for me.

    CAPACITY SSD
    Since I do video editing, given the amount of files to manage thought of taking the cut 512GB instead of 256.
    With 512GB can hold both programs and data into a single new SSD without the need for external HD to be connected via USB2 (slower).

    Backwards compatibility 'SSD-NOTEBOOK
    On the webpage of my HP Pavilion dv6-2153el I can not find evidence of the type of controller that is on the edge of my notebook.
    How do you determine exactly which controller is sata nle my notebook?
    I imagine it's a SATA II 3Gb / s, since the original hard drive is a Hitachi SATA II 3Gb / s Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 (HTS725050A9A364).
    According to you my notebook HP Pavilion dv6-2153el has a SATA II or SATA III controller?

    CHOICE SSD
    If the controller of the notebook is SATA II 3Gb / s, I would find a bottleneck in the notebook than the SATA III 6Gb / s SSD.
    This makes me think that it is useless to spend more money for a super-fast SSD type Samsung MZ-850 pro 7KE 512GB to 260 €.

    Assuming you have the controller in the notebook sata II 3 Gb / s I had thought of:

    KINGSTONE HiperX SHSS37A 480GB (195 € best price online shipping included)
    OCZ ARC100 25SAT3 480 GB (177 € best price online shipping included)
    Furthermore we would also
    SAMSUNG 850 512GB MZ-75E (185 € best price online shipping included)

    What do you think?
     
  2. rEApEAt

    rEApEAt MDL Senior Member

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    I'm using a Samsung 840 EVO (250GB) since the beginning of 2014. No problem whatsoever and the accompanying software is nice.
     
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  3. oversize33

    oversize33 MDL Novice

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    thanks for your information.
    For accompanying software you mean that supplied SSD that serves to transfer windows 7 from old HDD to SSD?
     
  4. harmzzzz

    harmzzzz MDL Novice

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    using sandisk ultra screen goes black for a few seconds on loading is this normal
     
  5. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    I'd go for the Samsung. I'm using an 830 and it still runs well. Eventually, I'll upgrade to a 1TB 850 pro.


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  6. oversize33

    oversize33 MDL Novice

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    I decided and I took Samsung MZ-75E500B/EU SSD 850 EVO to 181,8 €.
    Samsung pro cost € 250 (too) and then my laptop has only the controller SATA II 3 Gb / s.
    With SATA II in the notebook it does not make sense to spend € 250 for Samsung pro.

    I am satisfied with the package and Samsung SSD performance.

    In the box I found a great software for:
    1-clone the traditional HDD in SSD (60GB in 70 minutes)
    2-Optimize / set windows 7 operating SSD (no defrag, etc)

    as Performance
    - Windows 7 comes on in 35 seconds (before about 3 minutes)
    - The test I see that reads / writes to 250/260 Mb / s (SATA II because of the restriction of the notebook)