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Soldierx
01-01-2014, 06:49 PM
I am looking to get an external SSD for my Asus g75vw. What would be the fastest thing to get? It doesnt have to be portable because I use my laptop as a desktop computer. I just want the fastest possible option.

SpasTaz0917
01-01-2014, 09:54 PM
well the Intel 530's are cheap'ish and they are speedy enough. but remember since it has a Sandforce controller
they are a bit slower with incompressible data (movies and stuff)
but still some badassery... tried one out on USB 3.0 before putting it in my girls laptop

the Samsung 840 Pro's are fabulous, but expensive.

then just get an external 2.5" case sata 6 Gb/s :P

Clintlgm
01-01-2014, 10:08 PM
You might want to look at these (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_10?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=samsung+evo+840&sprefix=samsung+ev%2Caps%2C208&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Asamsung+evo+840) for an external case?
Or if you don't want to deal with putting one in a case yourself check out these (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_12?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=external+ssd&sprefix=External+SSD%2Caps%2C159&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aexternal+ssd)

Soldierx
01-12-2014, 01:35 PM
I thought the only option would be USB3. How would I go about using an external non USB3 SSD? What cables would I need?

Clintlgm
01-12-2014, 03:55 PM
Thunderbolt if your NB has it, USB 2.0 work just fine in USB 3.0 ports, just a lot slower

MegaMouseGW
01-12-2014, 07:06 PM
Me I like my storage space and completely dislike SSD's due to their lack of it. I have 2 of these in my G75VW: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4969072&CatId=139

They are well more than fast enough for my taste and have the storage capacity I want and need.

Wanted to add this: Tiger says they only have 32MB of buffer memory. That is wrong. The buffer size is 4 gigs.

Clintlgm
01-13-2014, 04:38 PM
Well I agree I like my storage space too, however the OP asked for the fastest set up which I think I linked him to some options. I use a WD USB 3.0 2 TB for back up and storage, also have several older 500gb 7200 hard drive in USB 3.0 enclosures that I use for different purposes. And I really like my SSD for my OS and Important software program. I really like that 20 second boot up.

Soldierx
01-14-2014, 03:21 PM
So to use one of the fast ones I would need an external case? How would I go about setting that up?

Clintlgm
01-14-2014, 10:20 PM
Actualy, you asked for external SSD, I linked you to several SSD in external cases, Both USB 3.0 and ThunderBolt. There is nothing to set up. Most of these external hard drive come with a USB 3.0 Cable or TB Cable, you plug it into one of your USB 3.0 ports. In theory a Thunderbolt case with SSD would be the fastest external set up. You should have USB 3.0 For sure and may have Thunderbolt you haven't established whether you do or don't most G75 VW do not have TB, Which makes your choices much easier as you only have to choose between the USB 3.0 models. If you don't like what is offered you have the choice to purchase an external case and SSD and putting them together yourself, it usually cheaper and more reliable just to buy a complete unit. This link (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=exteral+ssd&sprefix=Exteral+SSD%2Caps%2C531) shows you just a few that are listed on Amazon.

Soldierx
01-15-2014, 02:41 PM
Is there any point in getting that if I only have USB 3, Wont it be limited by USB 3.0 speeds and be a waste? Will it be similar speeds to a standard SSD?

Clintlgm
01-15-2014, 06:30 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_3.0
USB 3.0 has transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit/s

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_ATA#SATA_revision_3.0_-_6_Gbit.2Fs_-_600_MB.2Fs
SATA revision 3.0 - 6 Gbit/s

I don't think you have a TB Port so USB 3.0 would be your fastest available connection for an external Drive
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I would think that if someone could afford to put a SSD in a USB 3.0 external Case the transfer speeds would be close the same as they would be installed internally not quite as fast but pretty close. My USB 3.0 enclosures with 7200 RPM 500 GB drives Bench Mark approximately the same as they did when I used them as internal drives The limiting factor is the transfer speed of the hard drives not the USB 3.0 Case. I haven't been able to afford a SSD for an external drive so I can't tell you for sure what will be the results.

Soldierx
01-19-2014, 06:59 PM
Why do you need the external case? Could I just not get the SSD and the cable and plug it in?

Clintlgm
01-19-2014, 10:53 PM
Why do you need the external case? Could I just not get the SSD and the cable and plug it in?

You will need some sort of adapter from SSD SATA bare drive to USB 3.0 available port. A 2.5" external case cost about the same as an SATA 3.0 to USB 3.0 adapter.
Unless of course you buy one already in a case which is probably the best way to, as if you have any problems with it you only have one Vendor to deal with.

Soldierx
01-29-2014, 11:20 PM
You will need some sort of adapter from SSD SATA bare drive to USB 3.0 available port. A 2.5" external case cost about the same as an SATA 3.0 to USB 3.0 adapter.
Unless of course you buy one already in a case which is probably the best way to, as if you have any problems with it you only have one Vendor to deal with.


I checked the thunderbolt thread and looked for the sticker but I dont see a sticker on my laptop so I assume I dont have thunderbolt. Unless there is another way to test to see if it has it?

Assuming I dont have it, I think I will get a USB 3 SSD. I looked at the links in your first post linking to the Samsung Evo. So if I was to buy this, I would then need to purchase an external case. Basically any of these: http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=external+ssd+case ?

Clintlgm
01-30-2014, 02:21 AM
I checked the thunderbolt thread and looked for the sticker but I dont see a sticker on my laptop so I assume I dont have thunderbolt. Unless there is another way to test to see if it has it?

Assuming I dont have it, I think I will get a USB 3 SSD. I looked at the links in your first post linking to the Samsung Evo. So if I was to buy this, I would then need to purchase an external case. Basically any of these: http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=external+ssd+case ?

Yea very few if any VW's actually had TB. I don't recognize any of these brand names but the reviews should let you know how reliable they are. The ones I decided on http://www.amazon.com/Consumer-Electronic-Enclosure-NST-210S3-BK-Supply/dp/B00ENFCMPO/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1391047483&sr=8-15&keywords=NexStar+usb+3.0+enclosure+2.5 myself I have 3 all work good with Hard Drives, I haven't tried out an SSD in one yet. Just make sure the one you get support the thickness of the SSD you get. 7 or 9.5 or 12 etc. SATA 3 and USB 3.0.

Soldierx
02-03-2014, 11:25 PM
So now its just a case of finding the best SSD. Are there any known comparability issues with certain SSDs with the Asus g75vw laptops? What are the fastest SSDs to get?

Clintlgm
02-04-2014, 12:49 AM
Well there all good, Samsung 840 Pro is the fastest still I think? Intel 530 are good Intel known for reliability. You were talking about an EVO I would assume your looking for mass storage rather that speed. The 240 - 256 GB seem to be the sweet spot for an OS drive and speed. It seem that the Evo's are up to a TB or so now I guess that would be great for massive 3D AutoCAD files or HD Video editing
I think as long as your getting the latest releases you probably can't go wrong it's really Ford or Chevy or Dodge. I 'm sure there are forums that are devoted to SSD's
Again I have no idea how an SSD would perform in and external case