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Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 14″ SSD & RAM upgrade [photos]

NEW UPDATE: all photos are now posted at the bottom of the page! My top upgrade recommendation for the Y700 is up the Samsung 850 EVO M.2 SSD. The upgrade is easy and the performance is EXCELLENT 🙂 Notes: -There are no screws under the rubber feet, do not take them off 🙂 +RAM is Samsung M471A1G43DB0-CPB 8GB PC4-17000R DDR3-2133 2Rx8 SODIMM Laptop Memory -m.2 slot does not come with a screw for securing a new m.2 SSD +Once bottom cover is off, HDD

Dell Latitude E6430 Laptop i7-3520M 512GB SSD 1GB NVIDIA 5200M 8GB 9 CELL WIN7

Here I list items that I purchased and then sold at a later date. Simple enough huh? Here we go… Dell Latitude E6430 Laptop   This was a backup laptop and I I have not been using it anymore due to switching to a desktop for work. So I am looking for a good new home for this laptop. From a display and performance standpoint I found it to be an excellent laptop. It does have a crack in the

Dell Inspiron 11 3000 SSD upgrade

The Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series is a lovely laptop at a very nice price (~$350 USD). One of the few drawbacks is the slow HDD. Thankfully, that is easily remedied with an SSD upgrade! SSD Upgrade The photos below show how I upgraded my Inspiron 11 3147 with a 7mm Samsung 1TB SSD. Of course the same steps will work for smaller capacity SSDs [128GB, 256GB, 512GB] as well 🙂 Memory Upgrade While you have the machine open, you

Dell XPS 13 SSD upgrade to 512GB [2015]

2015/07 UPDATE: for my Dell XPS 13 (2015 infinity display) I completed the 512GB SSD upgrade about 4 months ago and I highly recommend the upgrade! Here are the new performance numbers: ———————————————————————– CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 Shizuku Edition x64 (C) 2007-2013 hiyohiyo Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/ ———————————————————————– * MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s] Sequential Read : 481.072 MB/s Sequential Write : 436.664 MB/s Random Read 512KB : 329.971 MB/s Random Write 512KB : 392.295 MB/s Random Read 4KB (QD=1) :

Upgrade Yoga 2 13 to SSD

BestBuy sells a nice Yoga 2 13 laptop at a significant discount under the traditional Yoga 2 Pro 13 laptop. However, one of the sacrifices on the lowest end Yoga 2 is that it lacks a SSD. Instead it makes due only with a 500GB HDD 🙁 Thankfully, you CAN add a SSD to the Yoga 2 Pro AND keep the HDD installed as well! All you need for the upgrade is some patience and the correct SSD: M.2 2280

Upgrade the Acer Chromebook C720 SSD

The Acer C720 is a lovely little Chromebook that currently sits near the top of the Amazon best selling laptop list 🙂 Amazon Best Sellers: Best Laptop Computershttp://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Computers-Accessories-Laptop/zgbs/pc/565108/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&tag=pixensity-20These lists, updated hourly, contain bestselling items. Here you can discover the best Laptop Computers in Amazon Best Sellers, and find the top 100 most popular Amazon Laptop Computers. More info here about the US model: Acer C720 Chromebook (11.6-Inch, Haswell micro-architecture, 2GB)http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FNPD1VW/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00FNPD1VW&linkCode=as2&tag=pixensity-20User comment: I was skeptical about Chrome OS but now I

NAS that supports SSDs with TRIM? [SOLVED]

Q. I am looking for a NAS that will let me use SSDs and supports TRIM. That is very important to me because I want the SSDs to last a long time. I like Intel or Samsung drives if possible and I only need 100GB to 200GB or so. FYI I am looking for a two bay RAID1 mirrored solution. Thank you! -Sergio Kan A. Hi Sergio, I think you are in luck 🙂 Synology is a well respected NAS brand

Determine if TRIM is supported and enabled on an SSD!

Today I was installing a Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD in a new server. Everything went smoothly, but I wanted to make sure that TRIM was actually working. This turned out to be slightly trickier than one might imagine! 😉 First Samsung’s SSD Magician Tool was of no use. CrystalDiskInfo reported that my SSD supported TRIM (which I already knew) but really gave no indication that Windows 7 and the SSD were working in concert to accomplish TRIMming. Nothing really

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