View Full Version : Getting an SSD for my G73SW

08-21-2011, 09:45 PM
Yes, Hi guys!

I'm set to buy an SSD for my newly fought for beast.
And i'm checking different kinds, mainly i'm aiming for a 120gb as a main hdd, and leaving the spinning oldschool as a secondary.

first things first. I'm not all into the technical knowledge department so i'm asking you guys.


these two keep coming up on all the webshops i'm at.

So, do both work on my SW?
If they do, which one should I go for?

specs for both of em

Corsair Force 3 series
550/510 r/w

Corsair Force F115
280/270 r/w

The price on these two are exactly identical. That's why it stands out as odd!


08-22-2011, 12:32 AM
To my knowledge the G73SW doesn't have SATA III, so buying anything with it won't be beneficial to you with this system. Now the SATA III is backwards compatible so it will work with the system, but you won't be gaining any performance over a SATA II drive.

08-22-2011, 08:59 AM
Now I will come off as stupid again... But I dont know what sata 2 or 3 are. ;/ which ssd drive should i get choosing from these two to start with

08-22-2011, 12:06 PM
If they have exactly the same price I would go for the SATA-600 Corsair Force 3 series.
What exempt was trying to say is that you wont have the benefit of the sata-600 speed. cause your laptop only haves SATA-300.
Meaning, the SSD got reading speeds up to 550/510 r/w. BUT SATA-300 will not support these speeds.
So your laptop will get a average r/w on 300MB/S max anyways.

But SATA-600 still works on SATA-300.
So like I said. I would get the 5gb extra + some more mb/s if it has the same price.

08-22-2011, 03:19 PM
Ordering now then :) thanks for the help, gotta love this community

08-27-2011, 05:48 PM
@ Xempt,

you mentionned Coming upgrades for ASUS G73SW :
Kingston HyperX 16GB
Solid State Drive
Intel i7-2820QM

I got you for the RAM and SSD,
but how would substitute the 2630Qm with 2820QM ?
Is it doable by a regular technical ?

08-28-2011, 11:45 AM
I used to build systems and do notebook repairs for industrial use so I'm confident in being able to do the upgrade with out issues. There is also a video that shows a complete dissasembly of the G73 that I've watched a few times and the process doesn't seem to be to difficult.

Both CPU's use the same socket so its just like changing any cpu, except I'll need new thermal paste.

If I have to take the whole system apart just to change the memory sticks then I might as well do the CPU at the same time is my thinking. It's purely a cost issue or I would just go straight to i7-2920XM but the 2820qm should be plenty.