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    The laptop I have is

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pavilion-15-.../dp/B00MRS933S

    Could someone link me to an SSD that would be compatible with this laptop?
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    (Original post by Blyts-_)
    The laptop I have is

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pavilion-15-.../dp/B00MRS933S

    Could someone link me to an SSD that would be compatible with this laptop?
    Any standard 2.5" SSD will work fine with it, and most brands currently selling SSDs are very reliable :yep: So pick based on the storage space you need and look for brands like Intel, Samsung, Kingston, Crucial, Corsair and OCZ.

    Just to check, you're aware that your laptop can only hold on hard drive right? You would have to replace the current HDD in the laptop to make room for the SSD.
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    Like Gofre said above, just remove the HDD and perhaps but it into an external enclosure to use as an external HDD perhaps. Any 2.5 inch SATA SSD will work(I doubt yours and many laptops has a M.2 slot for M.2 SSD's) because they all use a standard SATA Data/Power interface. I would recommend going with anything between a 256GB and 512GB SSD, make sure the write speeds are very good(Crucial, Samsung and Intel fit these criteria from my experience) in the 300-500MB/s range and reads should be about the same. Measure the depth of the HDD though because there are different depth sizes for SSD's based on the enclosure they go in, you can get 7mm ones and 9.5mm ones. Here is one I think fits the bill for you.

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=HD-037-CR

    I'll let Gofre advice you on the depth if its adequate, its a very good SSD I'm considering buying myself. 512GB size, 500MB/s read and write, long life span and below 200 bob, pretty slick deal. Happy to help
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    Does an SSD increase battery life?
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    (Original post by Blyts-_)
    Does an SSD increase battery life?
    It will do, yes, but by how much is debatable.
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    (Original post by Blyts-_)
    Does an SSD increase battery life?
    It's a matter of a few watts - under load. The backlight is a far bigger juice whore.
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    Avoid: Samsung Evo 840 range (Evo 850 is OK for the moment), any Kingston products, and possibly Toshiba & OCZ.

    Recommended: Crucial, SanDisk
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    I recently put one of these in my old L501X, the speed increase over a 5400rpm drive is pretty huge; much recommended:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-CT25.../dp/B00KFAGCWK
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    A SSD is the single best upgrade you can get in terms of performance increase.
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    (Original post by peso)
    I recently put one of these in my old L501X, the speed increase over a 5400rpm drive is pretty huge; much recommended:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-CT25.../dp/B00KFAGCWK
    That SSD looks good. Do you know if it's suitable for my laptop?


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    Yes, it's a 2.5 inch SSD.
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    (Original post by Blyts-_)
    That SSD looks good. Do you know if it's suitable for my laptop?


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    Yep, they're all 2.5, the same as a standard laptop HDD
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    (Original post by peso)
    Yep, they're all 2.5, the same as a standard laptop HDD
    Ok thanks! Do you know how I can put an SSD into my laptop? If so, can you guide me?
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    (Original post by Blyts-_)
    Ok thanks! Do you know how I can put an SSD into my laptop? If so, can you guide me?
    Usually there is a small panel under the laptop, take it off and there is your drive, just slot the drive into there (after removing the old one).
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    It varies quite a bit. There are often Youtube or at least some form of tutorials out there. Have a look at some of these (there even seem to be official HP pages on it):
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=re...ve+hp+pavilion
 
 
 
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