I have an alienware X51 with Windows 10 installed in a HDD. I plan to buy a new SSD and install the latest version of Kubuntu (16.10 Yaketty Yak) on it. Ideally, I would like to preserve the dual-boot: win10 and kubuntu.

On this regard, I have a few questions:

  • Which SSD would you recommend me to buy and from where? (~250GB should be enough; I live in Belgium) Which cables do I need?

Aprox. budget: 300 USD

I would really appreciate any suggestion.


I know its an old question at this point, but this answer should still be relevant to someone in need.

Crucial MX300 SSD (1TB) ($239-280 depending on retailer)

The Good The Crucial MX300 SSD is competitively priced and delivers fast performance. The solid-state drive uses efficient 3D flash memory and provides strong security with hardware encryption.

The Bad The drive has a short three-year warranty and trails behind its main competitor, the more expensive Samsung 850 Evo, in performance and features.

The Bottom Line If you're looking to upgrade your computer's hard drive, the new Crucial MX300 is a speedy and affordable choice.


  • Thank you for the information! I ended up buying the Samsung Evo
    – mat
    Jun 14 '18 at 14:50
  • Samsung Evo is a great one, I didn't list that since they tend to be a bit higher on price compared to their competition. I'm glad you were able to find what you were looking for and hopefully this question will help someone else.
    – user1691
    Jun 14 '18 at 15:09

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