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BUYING SSD FOR 8YRS OLD LAPTOP

Hello everyone,

I have a pretty old laptop. I got this from my university in 2010. Its a Toshiba Satellite Pro C650 with Intel C2D T6570 @ 2.10GHz CPU and 3GB DDR3 RAM.

Recently I have noticed a warning in Hard Disk S.M.A.R.T. saying there are 18 bad sectors in the disk. So I was thinking of upgrading my boot drive to a WD WDS120G2G0A 120GB 2.5-inch Internal SSD (Green).

Does upgrading to SSD is a reasonable buy for my old laptop which supports SATA II 3gbps only, or shall I buy just a regular hard disk?

 

Seeking your thoughts.

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it's fine, if that's enough storage for you. The WD Green is a rather slow SSD so I'm not worried about it being bottlenecked by SATA3 3gbps

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alright so yeah, if you have a SMART error it means get all your files off the drive now, as it could essentialy, die at any moment. if you get the SSD, you would defidently get some extra speed in start ups e.t.c, and being 120GB SSDs are like 25$ now, expecialy the cheap PNY ones, yes it would be worth it, id recommend getting PNY or something else, as its cheaper then the one your selecting here

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Hello silent_observer, 

 

have you tested the drive with the diagnostic software of the manufacturer? Those tests provide you with a trustworthy result. 

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1 hour ago, seagate_surfer said:

And welcome to the forum! ?

thank you!

my laptop has a hitachi hdd and i'm not aware of any diagnostic software for that... if you suggest me one, that would be very helpful.

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15 hours ago, LamoidZombieDog said:

alright so yeah, if you have a SMART error it means get all your files off the drive now, as it could essentialy, die at any moment. if you get the SSD, you would defidently get some extra speed in start ups e.t.c, and being 120GB SSDs are like 25$ now, expecialy the cheap PNY ones, yes it would be worth it, id recommend getting PNY or something else, as its cheaper then the one your selecting here

thanks for your suggestion. I'm from India. I found this WD SSD almost at $25 on amazon.

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15 hours ago, Jurrunio said:

it's fine, if that's enough storage for you. The WD Green is a rather slow SSD so I'm not worried about it being bottlenecked by SATA3 3gbps

Thanks for your suggestion. That was very helpful.

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Newegg has 120gb SSD for $19.99 shipped (email deal of the day today 10/25/18) and this week email deal for a 256gb SSD is $35.99 shipped.

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