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Solved Upgrade to SSD?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Lopa, Nov 30, 2018.

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  1. Lopa

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    I have a Toshiba Satellite A665-S5170 that was bought in 2011 (Intel core i3, 380M, 2.53 GHz). I am thinking about replacing the hard drive, and wonder if it would be able to take a solid state drive, or if I should just get another HDD. I run on Windows 7, with 4 gb RAM, but may increase the RAM to 8 gb. Any thoughts?
     
  2. managed

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    An SSD should work fine.
     
  3. Lopa

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    Thank you very much for your quick reply.
     
  4. managed

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    You're welcome.
     
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    Toshiba Satellite A665-S5170 Laptop (support site)

    It came with:
    Intel Core i3-380M 2.53 GHz dual core processor
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    4 GB DDR3-1066 RAM (expandable to 8 GB)
    640 GB SATA hard drive

    It supports a 7.5mm or 9mm 2.5" SATA 3.0 Gb/s or SATA 6.0 Gb/s solid state drive.
    If you buy a 7.5mm model, make sure it has a 9mm adapter.

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  6. managed

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    Well spotted Frank. (y)
     
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  7. cornemuse

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    I even found an IDE ssd (120 G) & installed it into a 15-16 yr old toshiba laptop, works fine
     
  8. Lopa

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    I increased the RAM to 8 gb, and installed a Samsung 860 EVO drive. I'm amazed at how much better this old laptop runs! Thanks for your help!!
     
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