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notebook SSD drives

Thinking about getting an HP EliteBook 8540w notebook. HP wants to
charge $425 to go with a 128GB SSD instead of a 250GB SATA drive, so I'm
thinking it might be cheaper to just get it with the SATA drive and then
buy a 128GB SSD on my own and install it. Anyone have a recommendation
for an SSD? Preferably one that will just be plug and play... I'd rather
avoid messing with drive trays and cages and stuff like that.



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Re: notebook SSD drives

I've been getting Intels from Dell for pretty cheap. Seems fine.
"Joseph Marton" <jmarton@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
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> Thinking about getting an HP EliteBook 8540w notebook. HP wants to
> charge $425 to go with a 128GB SSD instead of a 250GB SATA drive, so I'm
> thinking it might be cheaper to just get it with the SATA drive and then
> buy a 128GB SSD on my own and install it. Anyone have a recommendation
> for an SSD? Preferably one that will just be plug and play... I'd rather
> avoid messing with drive trays and cages and stuff like that.
>
>
>
> --
> Joe
> With great power comes great responsibility.



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Re: notebook SSD drives

On 4/1/2010 4:59 PM, Craig wrote:
> I've been getting Intels from Dell for pretty cheap. Seems fine.


I can't find any Intel drives at dell.com, but I've found them elsewhere
and they seem kinda pricey. $400+ for 128GB. I see Kingston has a "V
Series" 128GB for around $250, not sure if it's any good though.

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Re: notebook SSD drives

Newegg is having their SSD Super Sale on Friday, 4/02/2010. They're
supposed to have over 20 "huge" deals on SSD drives.

-Bob Carroll

"Joseph Marton" <jmarton@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
news:8u6tn.15730$yE3.6587@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> Thinking about getting an HP EliteBook 8540w notebook. HP wants to
> charge $425 to go with a 128GB SSD instead of a 250GB SATA drive, so I'm
> thinking it might be cheaper to just get it with the SATA drive and then
> buy a 128GB SSD on my own and install it. Anyone have a recommendation
> for an SSD? Preferably one that will just be plug and play... I'd rather
> avoid messing with drive trays and cages and stuff like that.
>
>
>
> --
> Joe
> With great power comes great responsibility.



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Re: notebook SSD drives

Dropped an Intel 2nd Generation M series in to my notebook and have
been pretty happy, even given the price tag, infact I've been tempted
to grab one for my desktop.
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Re: notebook SSD drives


http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/Apr-0-2010/SSDSale/index-landing.html?nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL040210&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL040210-_-EMC-040210-Index-_-E0-_-AllSSD


"Joseph Marton" <jmarton@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
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> On 4/1/2010 4:59 PM, Craig wrote:
>> I've been getting Intels from Dell for pretty cheap. Seems fine.

>
> I can't find any Intel drives at dell.com, but I've found them elsewhere
> and they seem kinda pricey. $400+ for 128GB. I see Kingston has a "V
> Series" 128GB for around $250, not sure if it's any good though.
>
> --
> Joe
> With great power comes great responsibility.



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Re: notebook SSD drives

On 4/2/2010 8:45 AM, Wallgames.com wrote:

> http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/Apr-0-2010/SSDSale/index-landing.html?nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL040210&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL040210-_-EMC-040210-Index-_-E0-_-AllSSD


Awesome, thanks Bob!

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Re: notebook SSD drives

Can any OS boot from an SSD drive in a laptop?

Like Linux (OpenSuse)?

Too bad my laptp doesn't have room for two internal drives (I'd have to put an SSD in it for booting, etc. and then cart around an external one-ewww).

I don't think they make 500 GB SSD drives (that are affordable) yet.
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Re: notebook SSD drives

On 4/2/2010 9:16 AM, kjhurni wrote:

> Can any OS boot from an SSD drive in a laptop?


Why not? As long as the laptop supports the controller, and the
controller understands the drive, it shouldn't be an issue.

I've seen Lenovo and HP laptops that come with an option for SSD instead
of SATA.

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Re: notebook SSD drives

On 4/2/2010 8:45 AM, Wallgames.com wrote:

> http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/Apr-0-2010/SSDSale/index-landing.html?nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL040210&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL040210-_-EMC-040210-Index-_-E0-_-AllSSD


It's interesting... look at one of their promo drives.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233087&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL040210&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL040210-_-EMC-040210-Index-_-SSD-_-20233087-L0A

$315 for 220MB/s read, 200MB/s write

Now look at this Kingston drive.

http://www.kingston.com/ssd/v-series.asp

200MB/sec read, 160MB/sec write

It's not far off in performance and can be had for about $260. Is the
extra boost in that Corsair drive worth an extra $55 (over 20% price
premium)?

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Re: notebook SSD drives

It doesn't care about the internals of the HDD, you're right.
"Joseph Marton" <jmarton@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
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> On 4/2/2010 9:16 AM, kjhurni wrote:
>
>> Can any OS boot from an SSD drive in a laptop?

>
> Why not? As long as the laptop supports the controller, and the
> controller understands the drive, it shouldn't be an issue.
>
> I've seen Lenovo and HP laptops that come with an option for SSD instead
> of SATA.
>
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> With great power comes great responsibility.



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Re: notebook SSD drives

Ask your Dell rep. Prices are the best I've seen honestly.
"Joseph Marton" <jmarton@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
news:inbtn.15866$yE3.1474@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> On 4/1/2010 4:59 PM, Craig wrote:
>> I've been getting Intels from Dell for pretty cheap. Seems fine.

>
> I can't find any Intel drives at dell.com, but I've found them elsewhere
> and they seem kinda pricey. $400+ for 128GB. I see Kingston has a "V
> Series" 128GB for around $250, not sure if it's any good though.
>
> --
> Joe
> With great power comes great responsibility.



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Re: notebook SSD drives

On Fri, 02 Apr 2010 14:55:27 GMT
Joseph Marton <jmarton@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

> On 4/2/2010 8:45 AM, Wallgames.com wrote:
>
> > http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/Apr-0-2010/SSDSale/index-landing.html?nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL040210&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL040210-_-EMC-040210-Index-_-E0-_-AllSSD

>
> It's interesting... look at one of their promo drives.
>
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233087&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL040210&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL040210-_-EMC-040210-Index-_-SSD-_-20233087-L0A
>
> $315 for 220MB/s read, 200MB/s write
>
> Now look at this Kingston drive.
>
> http://www.kingston.com/ssd/v-series.asp
>
> 200MB/sec read, 160MB/sec write
>
> It's not far off in performance and can be had for about $260. Is
> the extra boost in that Corsair drive worth an extra $55 (over 20%
> price premium)?
>

Hi
I was looking at this one (only 32GB though) for the netbook, 230MB/s
read and 170MB/s write for $100.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820322012

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Re: notebook SSD drives

On 4/2/2010 11:58 AM, Craig wrote:

> Ask your Dell rep. Prices are the best I've seen honestly.


Don't have one... we buy from Dell. But I'll talk to my CDW guy and
another guy I do business with about the Intel SSDs.

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Re: notebook SSD drives

On 4/2/2010 12:11 PM, malcolmlewis wrote:

> I was looking at this one (only 32GB though) for the netbook, 230MB/s
> read and 170MB/s write for $100.00
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820322012


Too small for me, though. 😞 I need at least 128GB, though more would
be better.

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