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Looking to upgrade the storage in this

So I've got this, 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lenovo-Notebook-i7-4710HQ-External-GTX-860M/dp/B00LJOTNXG?th=1

 

I want to upgrade the storage to a proper ssd as I took out the WD Black 1tb sshd that was in it before because disk usage was always at 100% most of the time and it took me 15 minutes to boot up at my uni's library. 

 

I don't plan on using it as a uni laptop for long, until the start of next year at the very most. What SSD is recommended? Would any regular ssd fit?

 

I just got my additional sata data cables in the post, I'm going to transfer the data over. Thanks in advance. 

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Any 2.5 SATA SSD will do for your use case. At minimum you need 128 GB storage, for Windows, apps etc. Choose the capacity based on how much stuff you got.

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1 minute ago, jj9987 said:

Any 2.5 SATA SSD will do for your use case. At minimum you need 128 GB storage, for Windows, apps etc. Choose the capacity based on how much stuff you got.

Could you possibly explain to me what the previous drive is?

And what the 25gb is, a partition?

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Ssd is great upgrade, 

But disk usage at 100% all the time is a separate issue.

 

 

What's your ssd budget and what size are you looking for?

 

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5 minutes ago, narrdarr said:

Ssd is great upgrade, 

But disk usage at 100% all the time is a separate issue.

 

 

What's your dad budget and what size are you looking for?

 

dad budget? 

 

500gb would be fine but 1tb under 100 £ perhaps.

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2 minutes ago, ErykYT3 said:

dad budget? 

 

500gb would be fine but 1tb under 100 £ perhaps.

Ssd auto corrects to dad on my phone lol

 

Your 1tb is full I doubt 500 gb would be enough.

 

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Well I'm re purposing this for something to use for taking notes at uni. Not going to be gaming on it. 

Though at the same time I don't know What Windows + other apps I may need would leave me with at 500.

I'll look into a 1tb as I'll be giving the laptop away in the coming months anyway.

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Well the ssd I recommended is on sale but its a little over budget. However it doesn't have dram cache as where  I can't think of a cheaper one that does

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1 hour ago, ErykYT3 said:

Could you possibly explain to me what the previous drive is?

And what the 25gb is, a partition?

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Lenovo (and some other manufacturers) create a second partition on the drive to reserve for recovery. Generally it is not necessary and just includes basic utilities for regular consumer. It is still located on the same drive as your OS.

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