Just my thoughts....
SSD With Slow CPU
Published on February 21, 2016 By RedneckDude In Personal Computing

Guys, do you think I should bother putting an SSD I have laying around into a laptop with only a 1.3 ghz dual core processor and 4 GB ram?

 

Is it worth it?

I plan to sell the laptop.


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on Feb 21, 2016

It'll make the laptop a bit quicker ... assuming it's the OS drive and not a secondary... and maybe get you a little more for it....

on Feb 22, 2016

But the laptop would be limited to 120 GB. No bay for an extra storage drive.

 

Only options for more storage would be an external usb drive, or an SD card.

 

Guess I should have said so in the OP.

 

on Feb 22, 2016

Indeed. You could offer a price on it with one or the other option...

on Feb 22, 2016

RedneckDude

But the laptop would be limited to 120 GB. No bay for an extra storage drive.

 

Only options for more storage would be an external usb drive, or an SD card.

 

Guess I should have said so in the OP.

 

 

Then you throw in one of these with the deal....  [and double the price]...

 

[It's a 1 TB SSD external for USB3 ...great piece of kit...

on Feb 22, 2016

Wow, small!   And cool!! And, I'll bet, expensive. I do have a few 1 TB portable HDDs. I could add one ot those to the sell.

on Feb 22, 2016

RedneckDude

But the laptop would be limited to 120 GB. No bay for an extra storage drive.

 

Only options for more storage would be an external usb drive, or an SD card.

 

Guess I should have said so in the OP.

 

 Hey Jim, a lot of modern day laptops and 2-in-1s come with 120 - 128Gb SSDs as standard.  My HP 2-in-1came with just  128Gb SSD and is one of their more popular models.  Yes, an SD card can be added for Extra storage, but they're slow and a portable external would serve better.... speed-wise and for storage capacity.

 so in short, the answer is yes, you should bother.  The overall performance boost over a platter drive would make it worthwhile.

on Feb 22, 2016

Damn, Jafo, that cool looking external SSD is only $347.00 on Amazon....     

on Feb 22, 2016

RedneckDude

Damn, Jafo, that cool looking external SSD is only $347.00 on Amazon....     

It was $570 AUD here ...

...but it works...

 

on Feb 22, 2016

Is it worth it?

I plan to sell the laptop.

Not if you'd have to buy the drive to do it, unless you'll be using it yourself enough to get your money's worth before you sell it.

on Feb 22, 2016

I already have the 120 GB SSD. $44.00.

Thanks everyone, but I sold it as is. Less money, but a no hassle deal. Got it yesterday, sold it today.

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