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    • guy999
    • By guy999 8th May 18, 10:09 PM
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    Upgrade Acer E-15
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    • 8th May 18, 10:09 PM
    Upgrade Acer E-15 8th May 18 at 10:09 PM
    Hi
    Have a basic Acer E-15 start (ES1 -512-C5YW) (N2840, 4gb ram, 8.1), cheap as chips as got it in a deal from Tesco, a couple of years ago.
    Today I updated with the free update from 8.1 to W10, no problems.

    PC is clean and has a fresh install so running a lot better but looking for a bit more performance.

    Understand first call is SSD to replace HD so, thinking of fitting this 120gb SSD for 25, https://www.mymemory.co.uk/integral-120gb-p-series-5-sata-iii-2-5-ssd-drive-560mb-s.html . Would this fit?

    Do i need anything else, cables , holder etc?
    Understand that i can download W10 to usb and boot from it, to install to SSD.

    Memory, appears to have only 1 memory bank which max is 8gb, about 60. Think SSD would be better investment?
    PC used for internet, basic office type work, youtube etc

    Thanks
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    • Robisere
    • By Robisere 8th May 18, 10:36 PM
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    • #2
    • 8th May 18, 10:36 PM
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    • 8th May 18, 10:36 PM
    You would be better off with 250GB, more space:

    https://www.ebuyer.com/801067-wd-blue-250gb-3d-nand-ssd-wds250g2b0a

    What RAM is in there now? If 4GB, that's plenty for your needs as posted.
    I think this job really needs
    a much bigger hammer.
    • flashg67
    • By flashg67 8th May 18, 10:36 PM
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    • #3
    • 8th May 18, 10:36 PM
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    • 8th May 18, 10:36 PM
    Can't say if that one will fit, but most are SATA nowadays, so very likely to. I've recently fitted an SSD and laptop runs much faster, boot & shut down are really quick. SSD would be my first choice, before ram upgrade
    • guy999
    • By guy999 8th May 18, 11:28 PM
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    • #4
    • 8th May 18, 11:28 PM
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    • 8th May 18, 11:28 PM
    Thanks, need to think how to spend
    • EveryWhere
    • By EveryWhere 9th May 18, 6:26 AM
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    • #5
    • 9th May 18, 6:26 AM
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    • 9th May 18, 6:26 AM
    Thanks, need to think how to spend
    Originally posted by guy999
    Just stick with your original choice.

    You don't need 250 GB for "internet, basic office type work, youtube etc". 120 GB is more than ample.
    Forget about RAM. SSD is all you need for that particular machine.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqRXHRyrrF4&vl=en
    • guy999
    • By guy999 9th May 18, 10:41 AM
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    • #6
    • 9th May 18, 10:41 AM
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    • 9th May 18, 10:41 AM
    Thanks, have ordered my original choice.
    Seems easy enough to fit (I hope).

    The upgrade from 8.1 to 10 was still free by the way!
    • EveryWhere
    • By EveryWhere 9th May 18, 3:58 PM
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    • #7
    • 9th May 18, 3:58 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 3:58 PM
    Let us know how it performs. Should be acceptable at last.
    • toshi
    • By toshi 9th May 18, 4:35 PM
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    • #8
    • 9th May 18, 4:35 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 4:35 PM
    For General use 120/128GB should be fine.
    But just in case anybody who want to get a get 250GB, get a Crucial MX500 with 5 years warranty at 56.99 now.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-MX500-CT250MX500SSD1-Internal-NAND/dp/B0764WCXCV

    Reference :
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=74093061#post74093061

    Since WD takes over Sandisk, Ex Sandisk directors (including a founder /CEO) has moved to Micron (Crucial). I also personally changed my preference from SanDisk (WD) to Crucial now.

    Well, get any SSD, You will be happier. Happy SSD computing !
    • molerat
    • By molerat 10th May 18, 9:33 AM
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    • 10th May 18, 9:33 AM
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    • 10th May 18, 9:33 AM
    The family are running some old Dell's with 80GB disks and there is plenty of space on them for "normal" use. It is only those that want to keep loads of data such as music, photos and films on board that need big drives.
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