Anyone here done this? Seems like an easy way to make an old laptop just as fast as anything brand new. I am going to do it to an old sony vaio I have that's painfully slow due to age.
I don't know about the swap but I bought an SSD laptop last year and it's stupid fast.
Boot time is lass than 10 seconds.
My all-in-one has better everything else but it's way slower.
I'd go for it.
Now you have me thinking about changing on my slow machine...
Sweet, I'll look into that stuff too.Hell yeah and SSD's are cheap! I am going to clean up the fan, R&R the thermal paste as well to keep it cool and quiet it down. Fan on the thing is as loud as a vacuum cleaner supposedly because of dust and dried out thermal paste. Probably add some ram as well. All in it'll be peanuts compared to a new laptop and just as fast.
I don't think you fully understand how badly an old laptop HDD effects performance.This - just makes reading the hard drive faster and that's not the bottleneck for most situations.
This - just makes reading the hard drive faster and that's not the bottleneck for most situations.
It takes a hard drive 10-15milliseconds just to find the data and the files are fragmented. An SSD seek time is in microseconds. The transfer rates are 500 times faster too.
An Intel core duo is unusable without an SSD anymore.