Will an ssd speed up my slow laptop?**

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kalvinsaranna

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Hello,

I have an acer aspire 4820, specs:

Intel Core i3-380M 2.53GHz
8GB 1333MHz DDR3 RAM
250GB Hitachi 5400RPM 2.5" HDD
Intel HD3000 GPU

Even after upgrading the ram from 2GB to 8GB, the laptop is still slow to boot and respond to applications opening, e.g. iTunes and Photoshop, even Firefox is sluggish.

Will a Crucial M4 64GB SSD speed up the responsiveness of my system?

Thanks in advance.
 
Speed up what ? It may help it boot faster, run benchmarks faster and maybe load PS a bit faster but that's about it. You have several issues to think about.....

1. Do you have another drive bay to install the SSD into. If not ya nest option would be hybrid drive such as the 750 GB Momentus:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148837

The momentus boots to Windows in 17 seconds,.....the better SSD's do i in 16

2. When was the last time you reinstalled windows..... disk clutter, old program remnants, excessive start up programs, and registry clutter is most likely responsible for your current performance issues.

 

Johnny828

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Before you consider changing hardware, clean up/defrag your PC with tools such as PC Cleaner if it's not done already: http://www.pccleaner.com/

Yes, a ssd will help you with loading times and responsiveness.
 

nbelote

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No the Momentus XT Hybrid is a 2.5" drive. There is a 3.5" Momentus non-XT, however, and that must be the one you are thinking of. The drive he linked is the XT, though.
 
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