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In case you need to know what kind of SSD slots are available on your laptop, go to crucial.com and use their tool. You enter the laptop model number and manufacturer etc., and it will recommend its own SSDs (of course) but you will learn whether you will need a "2.5-inch internal SSD" or an "M.2 Type 2280 SSD". I think it also tells you how many slots the laptop has. You can, of course, buy any brand you want but it would be good to know what time of slot is available.....
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HP Pavilion 15-ab020nr
crucial gave options for both a "2.5-inch internal SSD" or an "M.2 Type 2280 SSD"
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They have the price point right. Any feedback on competive 480-500 gb drives?
I have been researching prices for the last 2 weeks and there were 5 deals that came close:

Samsung 500GB Evo Pro for $102 (deal expired now)
Crucial MX 500 525 GB for $95 (deal expired now)
HP s700 Pro 500 GB for $87 (deal expired now)
Adata 480 GB for $80 (in this thread)
Inland Professional 480GB for $75

In my opinion, if you were looking for top performance, the Samsung at $102 was the best deal. But most users won't be able to tell the difference because SSDs are generally blazing fast. Does it matter to you that an Evo Pro will load a program 1/1000th of a second faster and will you pay more for it? For this reason, you may wish to look at drives at a lower price point. I will rule out the HP because if the company only offers a 1-year warranty, it doesn't lend itself to much confidence. That leaves Inland (a MicroCenter white label store brand) which at $75 is as low as you can get with a 480GB drive. However, I would just shell out the extra $5 to the branded Adata which at $80 offers excellent bang for the buck. I hope this helps.
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i have:
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crucial gave options for both a "2.5-inch internal SSD" or an "M.2 Type 2280 SSD"
That means you have two slots, one for a 2.5 inch internal (which I assume is already occupied by your existing hard drive) and an M.2 Type Slot. This may actually make your work a lot easier! If you get an M.2 drive you just slide it in (this kind of SSD is on a stick and looks like memory). Then clone your existing hard drive to the M.2 drive, and then change the boot sequence to the M.2 drive, and you are all set!

You will have to look for M.2 Type 2880 deals!

If you don't want to go that route, it would be a straight substitution after cloning -- your existing HDD for an SSD.

Check out youtube videos for inserting M.2 hard drives
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I have a brand new (unopened) HP desktop that I bought at a Costco closeout. Would it save any time, and be less risky, if I installed this (or any) SSD immediately after starting up the PC? It seems to me that I could just copy the virgin 1TB HDD and then boot from the SSD. Is it that straight forward?
Obviously I have never done this before. 😕
Depends how much data u put on desktop b4 u clone to Ssd. Adata provides u with acronis oem software to do cloning. Once finished, u simply substitute ssd 4 hard drive.
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i have:
HP Pavilion 15-ab020nr
crucial gave options for both a "2.5-inch internal SSD" or an "M.2 Type 2280 SSD"
I dont think u have m.2 for that model so you would use a sata model like this adata

http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/com...15-ab020nr
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I have a brand new (unopened) HP desktop that I bought at a Costco closeout. Would it save any time, and be less risky, if I installed this (or any) SSD immediately after starting up the PC? It seems to me that I could just copy the virgin 1TB HDD and then boot from the SSD. Is it that straight forward?
Obviously I have never done this before. 😕
Clone it before using it, then u have a OE bone factory fresh drive u can pop in at any time for resale or as an emergency to boot with among other things. Also will clone faster and keep the drive smaller. Can maybe even do a bit for bit pure clone/copy if the OE drive is same or smaller than the new (doubtfully tho)
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i have:
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crucial gave options for both a "2.5-inch internal SSD" or an "M.2 Type 2280 SSD"
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I dont think u have m.2 for that model so you would use a sata model like this adata

http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/com...15-ab020nr
If this is the case, you should play safe and just get a regular SSD. You can also download the excellent and free Belarc Advisor software which will detect and report on all your slots. You can also use the free HWinfo64 software (see the links below)
https://www.hwinfo.com/
https://www.belarc.com/products_belarc_advisor
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I dont think u have m.2 for that model so you would use a sata model like this adata

http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/com...15-ab020nr

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Bought this on sale from Raduken(sp) for 98$ a few months back. It's really nice. Well worth 80$.

EDIT: Just ran AS-SSD on it. Here are my results-

SEQ read/write = 265MB / 265MB

4k read/write = 4k/15k IOPS

4k queue depth read/write = 40k/42k IOPS

Hope this helps. I just noticed that the SATA port I had it plugged in to was set to SATA2 not SATA3. The IOPS aren't bad though considering SATA2.
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Bought this on sale from Raduken(sp) for 98$ a few months back. It's really nice. Well worth 80$.
And to think they were once just "buy.com" lol
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Will this work with a Xbox one S?
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Will this work on a MacBook Pro?
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Will this work with a Xbox one S?
Yes, but you will need an encloser, or connector, Sata--> usb3.0.
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😂 that's okay.
I have a raspberry pi3 running a samba server and pled media server with my video library on the HDD. I play video on my tv using my nexus player running kodi on my home network. Or occasionally plex.
I read through most of the thread, and I didn't see anyone tell you (maybe someone did and I missed it) YOU DO NOT WANT AN SSD FOR MEDIA. if your pi is just a front end for your Plex, then you dont really need a drive at all, a USB thumb drive will do what you need. Of you're hoping to get more out of Kodi re: buffering/ stuttering, then you need a platter hard drive. The 0 cache will fry out an SSD within a year. (Seriously, get a cheap platter drive, install Kodi and set cache to 0. Which, oddly caches the whole movie/show to the hd.)
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Will this work on a MacBook Pro?
Depends what model. Newer Macbook Pros have soldered on Storage chips, with even 2015 and older models only being able to use a specific drives.
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