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Help Picking A New SSD

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by clerbird321, Nov 12, 2019.

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  1. clerbird321

    clerbird321 Thread Starter

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    Hi everyone! I am new here and I just need some advice. I am trying to pick a new SSD to replace my current one in my Acer Aspire R5-571TG-7229. My current SSD according to my Device Manager on Windows is a HFS256G39TND-N210A. It is 256GB. I am currently looking at three new 1TB replacement SSDs and would like to know all of your thoughts on them or if you have any other reccomendations. I do believe I need to stick with an M.2 SATA SSD. Here are the links to my choices...
    https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-860-...-2280+solid+state+drive&qid=1573610186&sr=8-3

    https://www.amazon.com/Blue-NAND-1T...-2280+Solid+State+Drive&qid=1573610207&sr=8-1

    https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-MX50...-2280+solid+state+drive&qid=1573610237&sr=8-2
     
  2. clerbird321

    clerbird321 Thread Starter

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    @crjdriver I noticed you're a mod here, can anyone see this post? Hopefully I did this right, it looks like I have only gotten two views while other posts today have gotten over 50..
     
  3. crjdriver

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    Everyone can see your post. As for a M.2 drive, either WD black or Samsung EVO. Both work well however the samsung monitoring software or dashboard is far superior to the WD software.
     
  4. crjdriver

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    BTW the crucial 500 series runs pretty hot and I would not be installing that in a laptop.
     
  5. crjdriver

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    Ops I just saw this thread is being moderated however I do not see why. So no it is not visible. Did you request something? In any case, go with either a samsung M.2 or WD black M.2. The blue series you linked to is lower end ie not as high performance as the black.
     
  6. clerbird321

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    @crjdriver Thank you so much! I think I'll go with the Samsung M.2 SATA I linked. I can't seem to find a WD black M.2 SATA since I don't think I am able to have an NVMe or PCIE in my laptop, but then again, the terms confuse me.. I'm pretty sure I have to stick with SATA but I have gotten a lot of different answers lol. And I think I have to stick with how those three little golden prongs/keys are set up on my current physical SSD, like the two little ones on the side and the slightly larger key in the middle. How can I tell?
     
  7. clerbird321

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    @crjdriver I'm not sure why it's being moderated, I just signed up two hours ago so maybe that's why?
     
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    Hi clerbird321

    Its okay, its now approved so this thread is now not being moderated (its because its links posted on your first post ;) ) (y)
     
  9. crjdriver

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    If your laptop does not support the nvme type drives, then go with blue drive. Most mfg have an approved or qvl list on the support page for your system/laptop/motherboard. Check to see if you have this and pick a drive on the list. Just because a drive is not on the list does not mean it will not work; it means it was never tested and found to work.

    Now I see why the thread was not visible; I just have to look closer ;)
     
  10. clerbird321

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    @crjdriver Thank you again :) I can't seem to find the page on Acer's website for my laptop, it may have been discontinued or just upgraded to another name. I did talk to the people on Acer community and they said that they believe my laptop is only able to have an M.2 SATA SSD, and I also spoke with Samsung and they said they think the 860 EVO I linked above will work, so hopefully lol. I've heard it's a great drive and I do believe it's an M.2 SATA, at least that's what it says in its description haha
     
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    I am currently using the Flexxon m.2 SATA drive in my laptop for a while and it works perfectly well. Your choices are also good and I don't dispute any of them but you may try SSDs from Flexxon. Check them out here.
     
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