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Hp G62 Laptop - swapping to SSD?

myselfdotcom 2,633 347 August 18, 2012 at 09:24 AM
I bought this a while back for like $2xx through the trade in old laptop deal...but the it has been real slow as heck and booting time is pretty bad too. I am so tempting to just buy a new pc. Do you think I should buy a 80G or 120G SSD drive and give it a new lease of life? Is it worth the investment?
Beside Intel Xm25, which other you guys recommended?

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I bought this a while back for like $2xx through the trade in old laptop deal...but the it has been real slow as heck and booting time is pretty bad too. I am so tempting to just buy a new pc. Do you think I should buy a 80G or 120G SSD drive and give it a new lease of life? Is it worth the investment?
Beside Intel Xm25, which other you guys recommended?
An SSD makes a huge difference to a computer, but when you ask if you should do it to your G62, it depends very much on your processor.
If you have one of those little feeble E series AMD's, you might as well buy another machine, but if it has a good powerful dual core or better, then by all means, an SSD will rock your world.
I'm an Intel fan too and wouldn't buy anything else, but folks here like the Crucial M4.
I just bought a 520 series Intel 120 gig SSD yesterday for a friend, at $140, tax and shipping included.
It seems to me that it's worth paying a bit more, to get the added rock solid reliability of the Intel's.

BTW: I also saw an Intel 320 series 120 gigger for $110.
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An SSD makes a huge difference to a computer, but when you ask if you should do it to your G62, it depends very much on your processor.
If you have one of those little feeble E series AMD's, you might as well buy another machine, but if it has a good powerful dual core or better, then by all means, an SSD will rock your world.
I'm an Intel fan too and wouldn't buy anything else, but folks here like the Crucial M4.
I just bought a 520 series Intel 120 gig SSD yesterday for a friend, at $140, tax and shipping included.
It seems to me that it's worth paying a bit more, to get the added rock solid reliability of the Intel's.

BTW: I also saw an Intel 320 series 120 gigger for $110.
the processor is AMD Athlon duo core, not sure if make a different. I found someone selling a 320 series 160G on CL for $80.
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the processor is AMD Athlon duo core, not sure if make a different. I found someone selling a 320 series 160G on CL for $80.
That's probably a P320 or P340 CPU and is powerful enough.
Definitely go for the SSD, but I'm not the right guy to tell you if it's worth buying a used one on CL for such and such price.
Perhaps someone else will help you on that one.
Personally, I would only buy new.
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Here is an m4 [newegg.com] with the software and cable required to clone your old drive.
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Here is an m4 [newegg.com] with the software and cable required to clone your old drive.
To the OP: As I mentioned before, the M4 is very popular amongst SD members and despite me being a big Intel SSD fan, I find it safe to say that the M4 must be virtually as stable and reliable as the Intels, otherwise we would have heard about it here in the forums.
At a similar price, I would go for an Intel, but I bet the specs of the M4 are a bit hotter and the link above shows that it includes cloning software, which you may like to have.
Let's say that your OS is a mess and you're planning on a new OS for the SSD, there is another way to go, by way of saving all your data, doing a factory restore on your present hard drive, then using the cloning software to transfer it to your SSD, saving you the effort of finding all the drivers and utilities that came with your machine.
I'm no saying that it's the best way to proceed, but it might be the ideal way for you.
If you choose to go with a new installation, you can download the same version of Windows that you have on your G62 and you should be able to activate it with the license that is pasted on the bottom of your laptop.
All that aside, you'll be really really pleased you did it, as an SSD completely changes the feeling of one's computer, as it becomes so snappy fast.
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Thanks RockySosua and hbarnwheeler

I will find either M4 or the Intel drive then..price wise
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How about Vertex?
http://promotions.newegg.com/OCZ/...56x350.jpg

Does it support Sata 3?

or this
http://www.buy.com/prod/intel-520...30146.html

$94

or
M4 $114 thru Amazon - 2 days shipping instead of 4-7 days
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or this
http://www.buy.com/prod/intel-520...30146.html
Now that's a sweet deal.
$100 for a 120 gig Intel 520 is as good as it gets.
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Now that's a sweet deal.
$100 for a 120 gig Intel 520 is as good as it gets.

ya..i have decided to ordered from Amazon for the Crucial since it has the data transfer kit, next day shipping free $114.
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ya..i have decided to ordered from Amazon for the Crucial since it has the data transfer kit, next day shipping free $114.
I assume you're talking about a 128 gig M4, correct?
If so, I think you'll be very happy with it.
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Quote from RockySosua View Post :
I assume you're talking about a 128 gig M4, correct?
If so, I think you'll be very happy with it.

yup M4. $111, not 114$ shipped with next day shipping not bad

again thanks for the help....
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I am jumping on the bandwagon and got the M4 Crucial 128GB without transfer kit from Staples using the 20% off coupon yesterday. Should I be worried that I didn't get the transfer kit?
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I am jumping on the bandwagon and got the M4 Crucial 128GB without transfer kit from Staples using the 20% off coupon yesterday. Should I be worried that I didn't get the transfer kit?
If you wanted to clone your present system, it would have been nice to have, but there are free aftermarket cloning programs available.
If you're planning on a clean installation, then you'd have no use for that transfer kit.
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nice..i will be getting my drive tomorrow, estimated shipping date 8/20. Ordered last night.
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