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Replacing a crashed hard drive? Read this review.
Reviewed in the United States on October 12, 2015
So many here have made this seem way to complicated and are giving applications where you will not be using it. If you are like most, you are looking at this hard drive because your old one crashed. Therefore, everything you need is in the box, just the hard drive. No special cables are needed as you are not likely loading over your old hard drive to this one. This is the thinner of possible 2 1/2' hard drive thicknesses, so that means it will fit all laptops using a 2 1/2 drive space with the included adapter that will increase the thickness when needed.
Unless you are some super gamer, ultra power user with some crazy fast and expensive computer, this hard drive will be quite sufficient for you in terms of speed. The nice thing about Solid State Drives is that they aren't limited by the spinning speed of a disc. A SSD is much better at accessing information and delivering data at the rate the rest of your system can deliver it. That means you can see dramatic decreases in the amount of time it takes to wake your machine up or open a large program.
Solid state drives are not susceptible to disc damage due to being jarred like the disc drives of old. Since there are no moving parts, movement does not affect it. The memory does degrade over time, but it takes a long time, probably longer than you will have your laptop. Even more, supposedly this drive informs you when this is beginning to happen so that you can take care of the problem before it is a problem.
My criteria in finding a hard drive was somewhat an equally weighted combination of good price and quality in the storage capacity I was looking for. This drive represents the culmination of that search.
I've done the research and put in the hours. If you can bring yourself to believe me and not wonder if you made the best possible choice when I say this is the hard drive to get, then your search is over.