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Amazon has the Toshiba Q Series Pro HDTS312XZSTA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive for $80 with free shipping. Select Amazon.com as merchant in right sidebar. Currently backordered, but can still be purchased. Features better NAND memory than the non-pro model for up to 554 MB/s max sequential read and up to 512 MB/s max sequential write speeds.
Retail: $100

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    cubancheapskate Ben's cred: 154
    Posted 9:50 am PST 12/12/13

    SSD drives will breath new life into your laptop with an old 5400RPM drive. Can't go wrong for $80.

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    dennis007 Ben's cred: 205
    Posted 9:59 am PST 12/12/13

    Already try it and It ain't much improvement since older laptop controller is SATA 2. Save $80 toward new laptop.

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3428
    Posted 10:07 am PST 12/12/13

    ^ Something else must have been wrong, even on SATA 2 a SSD is at least 4X faster than a 2.5" HDD in everyday use.

    5 year old laptop with a SSD is faster for most common usage than a new laptop with 5200RPM HDD.

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    Shmeagle Ben's cred: 623
    Posted 1:26 pm PST 12/12/13

    I think it's both. Installing this will initially really help the laptop specially during bootup, but after a while the normal windows clog will still make the laptop slow and if you don't boot your pc very often you won't notice the speed difference there.

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3428
    Posted 3:31 pm PST 12/12/13

    Yeah it does depend on how the system is set up. For example I don't have my browser caching anything to disk (with disk caching usually on by default) but if I did then a SSD would help there.

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