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A 240 GB SSD for a programmer

Moving from HDD to any new SSD will be noticable, while the differences between particular SSD tend to be slight. I actually did the same (also ssd upgrade for programming) and just went with the ...
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Laptop for coding

Since, you're starting out with coding I wouldn't expect you to be using heavy Integrated Developer Environments, like Visual Studio + Resharper which can weigh heavily on the performance of your cpu ...
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Upgrade HDD to SSD for Dell Inspiron 5558

Please note, this is answer is for the Dell Inspiron 15-5558, which hopefully is the same as the OP has. Is my laptop compatible to upgrade to SSD ? Yes, as you can see in the following picture, ...
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M.2 NVMe x4 adapter card for PCIe x1 slot

After doing some more hunting with weird search terms, I have found a solution in the Amazon Marketplace: https://www.amazon.com/NGFF-PCIe-Adapter-Samsung-SM951/dp/B01MS64UBB US$ 34.95 .. a bit ...
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SSD or Intel Core i5 8250U

The real question is: What do you need it for? CPU I wouldn't really care about the processor, as long as you don't do anything requiring an intensive processing power. You can find a lot of cpu ...
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Pick the right HDD for an unknown connector on HP 17-cn0021nr laptop motherboard

Its a standard hard drive - what you're missing is a cable that breaks out the ZIF socket to a regular HDD. The Service manual is a great starting point. You're looking for a Hard drive cable L22526-...
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HDD vs SSD for semi-frequent backups

Assuming price is not a concern, neither one has much of an advantage over the other for your purposes. A powered-down laptop hard drive is reasonably shock-resistant: the 500g rating is roughly ...
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Solid State Drive for PS4

As far as raw speed is concerned, the Samsung EVO is the way to go. The drives themselves are very reliable and have the faster read (540mb/s) and write (520mb/s) speeds. I myself have a Samsung EVO ...
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External Music Production Library: NAS vs. External SSD vs. External HDD Thunderbolt?

Does it make sense to store relatively large sample libraries in a remote location? It makes sense, but it's not at all beneficial. If you're going to be pulling samples into your project fairly ...
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SSD that heats not too much

Solid State Drives use about 8W of power while HDD use 12W or so on average. That doesn't directly show heat output, but it should help you get an idea. SSD aren't any hotter than HDD besides NVME SSD'...
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M.2 NVMe x4 adapter card for PCIe x1 slot

It's amazing how much things have moved on since the OP. PCIe is so versatile. NVMe SSDs are just PCIe devices, which are generally backwards compatible with older PCIe versions or reduced PCIe lanes. ...
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Upgrading my laptop MSI HDD to SSD

Answers up front: does it support an additional SSD or have I to replace its current HDD with a new SSD? Yes, you should* be able to install an M.2 SSD alongside your current HDD (see below). You ...
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Which notebook is better for Android Studio?

A development laptop definitely needs to have an SSD and a decent CPU, which is why I would suggest you to discard your list and take a look at 3 families of laptops: Asus VivoBook, Lenovo ThinkPad ...
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Long Time Storage Solution

This is one of the best examples there are of the problem you will face: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Domesday_Book It might be better to ask how you can keep the data alive rather than in ...
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Dual boot system--Better to have 1x 2TB with separate partitions or 2x 1TB SSD?

With SSDs, assuming all else is equal - same speed, size etc, then there is no speed advantage in having two separate drives. Instead you have an element of redundancy. If one fails, you still have ...
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is it good decision to upgrade to ssd?

My laptop speed is very slow now so I decided to add 128gb SSD to it. ... My friend suggest not to upgrade my laptop to SSD and it will not boost the speed. Your friend might be right if you're just ...
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"M.2 2280 PCIe TLC Opal" vs "M.2 2280 PCIe Gen4 Performance TLC Opal"

I just did a chat session with Lenovo to ask the difference between the two. Basically the Gen4 Performance is the better SSD and it's cheaper at the moment because of their supply chain cost.
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Upgrade HDD to SSD for ROG Strix G531GU

That Crucial and Samsung SSD are fine, although I personally have preference on the Crucial MX500. Here in Belgium it's pretty cheap, it will fit on any spot where there used to be a SATA HDD, and is ...
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PCI-e SATA III controller with 4 ports

It's going to be very difficult to find a quad port SATA controller that does not have RAID capabilities built in so you might as well get it with RAID and just not turn on that feature. It is nice, ...
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SSD Failing what do i need to look for and what are my options?

What you have there is called mSATA. These are available from every SSD manufacturer but I am very partial to both Samsung and Crucial as I have used many of their products in the past without issue. ...
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Additional SSD for MSI GE62 APACHE PRO?

GE62 6QF Apache Pro You have multiple options in my opinion. See if your shop offers this Laptop with a SSD. This would be the easiest option for you probably Get a M.2 SSD - your laptop supports ...
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SSD to work with PCIe

After checking specification of your motherboard (from this link) I checked that you have one PCI-E connector which will support PCI-E Solid State Drive. You have two possible solutions: Buy M2 to ...
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Will this computer fullfill my expectations?

Most important question is what is your budget and what will you use it for ? Also I have some doubts about your setup and I will list them below changing some elements to "better" or "compatible": ...
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Lenovo Z50-70: possible upgrade

Although my personal preference is to remove the DVD drive, replace it with a caddy, and drop an SSD into that caddy (possibly with caching involved), a simpler, somewhat slower option that allows you ...
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Which one I should go for, ADATA SP550 120GB vs Samsung EVO 120GB SSD's?

The Samsung is much more durable since all the components are manufactured in house and they have very strict quality control. They are both TLC, but the Samsung has a really good TLC flash chip. The ...
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External HDD or SSD for booting operating system from

I'll recommend the Transcend 256GB USB 3.0 External Solid State Drive, TS256GESD400K. This is an SSD in a USB 3.0 external enclosure. SSDs will help with write and read seek times, as well as proving ...
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SSD Boot Drive Upgrade, considerations

There is no such thing as "850 Evo Pro" it's either EVO or PRO. IN any case go for the Pro versions. I have lots of SSDs here, among them also the 850 Pro and the Kingston HyperX Predator 240GB PCIe. ...
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SSD for Linux system with Linux virtual machines

Main uses would be Linux OS Programming (C++) Virtual machines while your requirements are reliability price Assuming you want an internal SSD, I would say that you would in theory want an SSD ...
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Is it worth it to buy SSD drives to a Synology DS218+ for home use?

My personal experience is based on WD EX4 with 4 WD 7200rpm 4TB disks in RAID5. Yes, there is noise. Especially when I run some task on the NAS itself (downloading, extracting huge archive, export a ...
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What SSDs (NVMe + SATA) to a high-performance laptop

I thought about writing a comment first, but since it will be relevant to other people I will write it as an answer. There are a few things you need to consider when doing this upgrade: Do you ...
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