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    Default Swapping Optical Drive for SSD

    I've got a few days off between uni and starting work so I decided I'd finally do this. I've got a Toshiba P750 laptop and I've done a bit of research on this. The process looks fairly simple, take out the HDD and chuck in the SSD. Boot up and install windows 7 onto the SSD. Then swap the optical drive for a 12.7mm caddy and put the old HDD in that. Seems easy enough and shouldn't take long at all!

    But I was looking for some advice on where/what SSD and caddy to buy, I'm currently looking for around a 120GB SSD drive but I'm not really sure on brands etc? I was looking at getting this from pbtech as it seemed quite cheap. Alongside the SSD, the only caddy I could find was this for $30 and the Titans one for $59 at pbtech.

    Any recommendations or advice?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Swapping Optical Drive for SSD

    If you're buying OCZ get an agility 4. 1,2 and maybe 3? had the shitty marvel drive controller, which breaks constantly. Any SSD using a sandforce control will be better.

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    Default Re: Swapping Optical Drive for SSD

    I've done this exact thing in my Asus laptop.
    I'm just using an Adata 128GB SSD but only because I had a credit with my supplier
    I usually stick with Intel 520 series SSDs.

    I got my caddy off ebay for about US$10.
    From this seller:
    http://myworld.ebay.com/parts-wholes...84.m1439.l2754

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    Default Re: Swapping Optical Drive for SSD

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    Default Re: Swapping Optical Drive for SSD

    I recommend the samsung 830 series SSD personally. A clean install like you suggest is the best option, but you could also install both hard drives using the caddy and clone the OS over as an option.
    Ryzen 2700X, 16Gb DDR4RAM, 512GB M.2 NVME SSD, MSI GTX1070

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    Default Re: Swapping Optical Drive for SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by CYaBro View Post
    I've done this exact thing in my Asus laptop.
    I'm just using an Adata 128GB SSD but only because I had a credit with my supplier
    I usually stick with Intel 520 series SSDs.

    I got my caddy off ebay for about US$10.
    From this seller:
    http://myworld.ebay.com/parts-wholes...84.m1439.l2754
    Are those Adata SSD's any good?

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    Default Re: Swapping Optical Drive for SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by QW. View Post
    Are those Adata SSD's any good?
    This one seems OK so far but only had it a few months.
    Ask me again in a year or two.

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    Default Re: Swapping Optical Drive for SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by CYaBro View Post
    I got my caddy off ebay for about US$10.
    From this seller:
    http://myworld.ebay.com/parts-wholes...84.m1439.l2754
    How long did it take to arrive? Might look into it.

    I think I'll go for either Intel 330 120GB or Samsung 830 128GB. Both fit my price range and seem to rate highly from reviewers on different sites. What are the main differences between the two apart from read/write speed?

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    Default Re: Swapping Optical Drive for SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by darkstar09 View Post
    How long did it take to arrive? Might look into it.

    I think I'll go for either Intel 330 120GB or Samsung 830 128GB. Both fit my price range and seem to rate highly from reviewers on different sites. What are the main differences between the two apart from read/write speed?
    Took about a week to arrive so may be too long for you to wait.

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