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5.0 out of 5 stars If you want a fast pc... buy an SSD!, 4 Jan. 2014
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I've never owned an SSD Hard Drive before, I've always put up with the stock hard drive in laptops but even on new ones I've found applications slow to open, react etc... I looked into SSD's because the cost had come down significantly from before and it was now a very viable option so here is my honest opinion.

I received the SSD which is actually a good looking EXTREMELY small thing (shame it's going into my laptop eh), I was worried for 2 reasons that a) I wouldn't know how to change it over in my laptop and b) getting my OS onto the new drive.

Luckily, Samsung include data migration software that did EVERYTHING for me at the click of 2 buttons. One point to note, if you bought just the hard drive on it's own you'll need to get a SATA to USB3.0 (or 2.0) cable which can be picked up on here for a few quid, if you bought the samsung kit it should include one. It was a simple case of plugging into the new hard drive whilst it was out of the laptop, hooking up the other end to the USB, starting the program and pressing... Go pretty much. 10-15 minutes later everything copied and it told me to install.

I opened up my laptop, took my hard drive out, did the reverse process to install it, switched it back on about 10 seconds later was on my desktop in amazement!!

There's a second program you need to install, (these come on a disc but can be downloaded from the samsung website, my personal recommendation as it's the newest version). This is called Samsung Magician, this then allows you to update the firmware for the hard drive (Auto done) and 1 click 'optimise' your new SSD (You literally press one button and it does EVERYTHING for you).

I promise, promise, promise this is SUPER simple and I honestly think anyone could do it, i'm currently getting 470MB/Sec Read speeds and 450.7MB/Sec Write speeds. My system loads in seconds, shut downs are so quick you don't notice it, programs install lightning fast.... My windows 8.1 update FLEW so quick when before it took ages (on other laptops).

I honestly believe an SSD is a great investment, it will make it feel like a new computer (My laptop is approx 5 days old and this SSD makes it even feel like an even better newer one!).

Just go get one, you won't be dissapointed :)
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