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bilals
09-20-2012, 04:31 AM
Hello guys,

I am planning to add an SSD drive to my Asus G75VW laptop. Which one should i go for:

the Samsung 830 Series 128GB SSD (link below)

http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7PC128D-AM/dp/B005T3GPXE/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1348114851&sr=8-6&keywords=SAMSUNG+830+Series

or the Crucial M4 128GB SSD (link below)

http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-Inch-Solid-Transfer-CT128M4SSD2CCA/dp/B004W2JLB6/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1348115230&sr=8-5&keywords=crucial+m4

Note: Data transfer kits are included with both SSDs.

Thanks in advance.

shadowarrowny
09-20-2012, 06:09 AM
I suspect you will be happy with either one.

I can't tell you for sure if one is better than the other, but I can tell you that I am very pleased with my Samsung 256GB SSD's.

I can also tell you that you don't necessarily need the data transfer kits, nor do you need the laptop/desktop installation kits depending on how you wish to do the install. The SSD's will bolt right in without the spacers, and you don't necessarily need the wire kits either. (look to buy the bare drives without the laptop/desktop installation kits, save a little money)


Before you decide, you may want to peruse this thread by John:

http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?17461-First-things-to-do-after-buying-G55-G75-based-notebooks&country=&status=


And I would certainly recommend this thread by Cecil:

http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?16557-Step-by-Step-Using-ASUS-Recovery-DVDs-to-Restore-G75&country=&status=


If you have any questions just ask, this is a very friendly and helpful forum!

-Kevin

bilals
09-20-2012, 06:48 AM
Many thanks shadowarrowny for the information.



I can also tell you that you don't necessarily need the data transfer kits, nor do you need the laptop/desktop installation kits depending on how you wish to do the install. The SSD's will bolt right in without the spacers, and you don't necessarily need the wire kits either. (look to buy the bare drives without the laptop/desktop installation kits, save a little money)


The Samsung 830 128GB SSD is 99$ without the data transfer kit compared to 119$ with data transfer kit.

The Crucial M4 128GB SSD is 102$ without the data transfer kit compared to 105$ with data transfer kit.

So, is it a good choice to buy the Crucial M4 128GB SSD with the data transfer kit since it is only 3$ more expensive than the one with no data transfer kit and 6$ more expensive than bare Samsung 830 128GB SSD, as it will come in handy if one decides to migrate data from the old HDD to the new SSD ?

Is it easier to migrate all data to the new drive rather than installing a fresh copy of windows?

Thanks :o

Cecil_2099
09-20-2012, 07:50 AM
I have a Crucial M4 256 GB SSD. I got mine from B&H Photo and Video (was cheaper than Amazon at the time). I got a bare drive and it's been working great. In theory a data transfer kit should be easier to migrate all the data to the new drive however in practice it's hit or miss from what I've seen on these boards. The transfer may or may not break the built-in system restore functionality on the SSD if that matters to you.

rewben
09-20-2012, 08:03 AM
Is it easier to migrate all data to the new drive rather than installing a fresh copy of windows?

if you already have many applications installed, migration saves you time for reconfigurations. other than that, i think it's better to install a fresh copy of windows to get a clean system, with only what you need.

all in all, back up your data; create recovery dvds and iso files (and make sure to run the dvds once to ensure they're working) before you do anything else.

also, maybe you need to read here (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?22957-Problem-with-SSD-crucial-M4) too.

bilals
09-20-2012, 08:11 AM
if you already have many applications installed, migration saves you time for reconfigurations. other than that, i think it's better to install a fresh copy of windows to get a clean system, with only what you need.

all in all, back up your data; create recovery dvds and iso files (and make sure to run the dvds once to ensure they're working) before you do anything else.

also, maybe you need to read here (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?22957-Problem-with-SSD-crucial-M4) too.

Thanks for your addition.

bignazpwns
09-20-2012, 10:50 AM
Go with the 830.