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Topic # 227424 6-Jan-2018 17:48
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I bought a Intel NUC BOXNUC6CAYH Mini Computer Intel Celeron J3455 Quad core last November to be used as a stream box to my smart TV, but it seems a bit slow to operate with Windows 10.
I called into PBtech where it was bought to ask if upping the ram from 8 to 16gb would help, and he asked what hdd I was using which is a 1TB 2.5" sata, and his advice was to fit a ssd.
So looking for advice please

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  Reply # 1931410 6-Jan-2018 18:01
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Swap the 1TB HDD out for a SSD and put the 1TB HDD in an 2.5" external enclosure and plug it in via USB 3.0


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  Reply # 1931411 6-Jan-2018 18:02
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What kind of slow?

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  Reply # 1931412 6-Jan-2018 18:04
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From memory it looks like a friends nuc which can take a m.2 drive in it so no need to remove the HDD, just add the SSD and then install windows fresh onto that.


Not sure where it stands as far as being sata or PCIE and if it will boot a nvme drive or not, so best ask PB what will go in it so that they have to ensure it will be compatible.


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  Reply # 1931430 6-Jan-2018 19:11
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gzt: What kind of slow?


It just takes a while for a browser to open etc or win explorer.


And I believe it will only take 2.5" sata drive


I don't mind fitting a ssd just need to check rather than waste more money!

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  Reply # 1931546 7-Jan-2018 00:59
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An SSD will turn usage from molasses to pretty good, however if it's simply struggling with movies, youtube, etc. double check to see if your CPU is getting hammered or if something else is going on.

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  Reply # 1932493 9-Jan-2018 06:46
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I succumbed bought the Samsung evo 256 ssd and also a Logitech KB 400 wireless keyboard from the Warehouse.


Wow what a difference, should have known really as I also fitted the same ssd to my Toshiba laptop last year, and put the existing 1TB hdd into a caddy and did away with DVD rom.


Thanks for the advice given! 

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