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    Getting an SSD for my G73SW

    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.

    SATA-300
    SATA-600

    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

    SATA-600
    Corsair Force 3 series
    120gb
    550/510 r/w

    SATA-300
    Corsair Force F115
    115gb
    280/270 r/w

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

    Regards!

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    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.
    Laptop:
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    Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 PnP 16GB (4x4)
    Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD
    Seagate Momentus XT 750GB Solid State Hybrid Drive
    Intel i7-2820QM


    Desktop:
    EVGA X58 3x SLI Classified, Intel i7-920, CoolerMaster V8 CPU Fan, 12Gb Corsair Dominator GT, 2x EVGA GTX 295 in Quad SLI, 120Gb OCZ Vertex 2 SSD, 3x Seagate Enterprise 500Gb HDD's, CoolerMaster HAF X, ULTRA X3 1000w PSU, Logitech G15, Logitech G9x, Dual 24" 1080p Monitors

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    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

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    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.

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    Ordering now then thanks for the help, gotta love this community

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    @ 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 ?

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    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.
    Laptop:
    ASUS G73SW
    Upgrades:
    Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 PnP 16GB (4x4)
    Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD
    Seagate Momentus XT 750GB Solid State Hybrid Drive
    Intel i7-2820QM


    Desktop:
    EVGA X58 3x SLI Classified, Intel i7-920, CoolerMaster V8 CPU Fan, 12Gb Corsair Dominator GT, 2x EVGA GTX 295 in Quad SLI, 120Gb OCZ Vertex 2 SSD, 3x Seagate Enterprise 500Gb HDD's, CoolerMaster HAF X, ULTRA X3 1000w PSU, Logitech G15, Logitech G9x, Dual 24" 1080p Monitors

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