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Upgrading to SSD


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#1 jhale316

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:15 PM

I have a Gateway NE71B10u model EG70 laptop and I was wondering if anyone could tell me if it would be compatible with a Samsung 840EVO 2.5" 750GB SATA III SSD. I tried talking to gateway tech support, they couldn't tell me anything other than the original HDD was an SATA connection but couldn't tell me if it was a III or II connection. I've tried looking online to find out but can't find a thing so I was hoping that one of the tech pros on here could give me some advice. I'd really love to speed this pos up. Also it says that it comes with 6GB of ram installed but when I go to the information screen it tells me that I have less than 2GB available, is win8 that much of a ram hog or is it possible that I have a bad stick of ram? Thanks in advance for any help.



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 11:44 PM

Check your resource monitor and see which processes are eating up your memory.

I'd Just Go ahead with ssd upgrade since sata 6 is backwards compatible with sata 3 so it should work only just not as fast ( I think your laptop is sata 3)

but faster than your old HDD



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 01:26 AM

 

I tried talking to gateway tech support, they couldn't tell me anything other than the original HDD was an SATA connection but couldn't tell me if it was a III or II connection.

Wow remind me never to get anything Gateway if that's the case.


Edited by NickAu1, 05 April 2014 - 01:51 AM.





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