Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1412 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 34


Topic # 194941 31-Mar-2016 09:52
Send private message

Hi all

 

 

 

I have a PC for my photography but got a ex lease laptop for day to day stuff, wired to the HDTV etc .. with the family.  Surfing the web, showing them info etc. 

 

 

 

It is SATA II.  Samsung is suggested, more expensive but how are the others like Crucial, Sandisk and OCZ.  I don't have SATA III and it is a 2011 model.  What about the RAM, DDR3 SODIMM 8GB sticks (2 slots).  From history obviously if you wait too long they get too expensive but at what price do you think it a sweetspot or it has fallen as much as possible.  It's not urgent, but would like to get it eventually so prolong the life of this laptop. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheers.


Create new topic
7404 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2369

Subscriber

  Reply # 1523163 31-Mar-2016 10:21
Send private message

sata 2 is fine for a SSD, I threw one in my old laptop along with an extra 2gb of ram (can only take 4gb total) and pit windows 7 on it with the intention of going to windows 10. My SSD was a Sandisk one.


887 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 276


  Reply # 1523177 31-Mar-2016 10:25
Send private message

Even a cheapie SanDisk SSD will be fine.  We have a new Mac Mini and were foolish to buy a model with only a normal hard drive.  A Sandisk SSD in a USB3 enclosure makes the thing noticeably faster.

 

By the time I think of upgrading, RAM always costs me more... I'd suggest doing the upgrades now rather than later.


 
 
 
 


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software

gzt

9586 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1402


  Reply # 1523189 31-Mar-2016 10:36
One person supports this post
Send private message

Ddr3 is not going to get any cheaper. Buy it now.



1412 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 34


  Reply # 1523297 31-Mar-2016 12:52
Send private message

Thanks, yes if I compare the reputable stores DDR3 is cheaper than DDR4.  Picked up a pair of 8GB for $110.  Will get a SSD too.


Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Amazon launches the International Shopping Experience in the Amazon Shopping App
Posted 19-Apr-2018 08:38


Spark New Zealand and TVNZ to bring coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019
Posted 16-Apr-2018 06:55


How Google can seize Microsoft Office crown
Posted 14-Apr-2018 11:08


How back office transformation drives IRD efficiency
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:15


iPod laws in a smartphone world: will we ever get copyright right?
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:13


Lightbox service using big data and analytics to learn more about customers
Posted 9-Apr-2018 12:11


111 mobile caller location extended to iOS
Posted 6-Apr-2018 13:50


Huawei announces the HUAWEI P20 series
Posted 29-Mar-2018 11:41


Symantec Internet Security Threat Report shows increased endpoint technology risks
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:29


Spark switches on long-range IoT network across New Zealand
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:22


Stuff Pix enters streaming video market
Posted 21-Mar-2018 09:18


Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus
Posted 13-Mar-2018 07:47


Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras
Posted 11-Mar-2018 12:25


New Zealand Adopts International Open Data Charter
Posted 3-Mar-2018 12:48


Shipments tumble as NZ phone upgrades slow
Posted 2-Mar-2018 11:48



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.