Kingston 240GB A400 SATA 3 2.5" Internal SSD SA400S37/240G - HDD Replacement for Increase Performance
- Fast start up, loading and file transfers
- More reliable and durable than a hard drive
- Multiple capacities with space for applications or a hard drive replacement
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20 points • tomgenzer
it's from the age of windows vista. even if it does work, it's going to be a pain to use how it is now... 3-5 min boot were normal time when it was new 12 years ago., so a old hard drive is going to get slower.
Also don't waste time going to "geek idiots". there is an easy way to reinstall windows 10 yourself.
best option is to buy a cheap SSD something like this, and pop it in, it's just 1-2 screws on the bottom. and maybe a few more to attach the bracket.
then grab an empty USB drive and make a bootable windows installer. microsoft's website has a free download that will do it easy and free. click on download tool now.
after its done, plug it in to the laptop and spam F9 as its turning on before the HP logo, then just follow the prompts, skip product key, and select the unallocated space on the new drive to install windows on it.
windows 10 can be used for free, without paying for a $100+ product key with the exception that you can't change some personalization settings (one being desktop wallpaper background, but just right click directly on the file name and select set as wallpaper.) and you get a watermaker in the corner.
3 points • ottoginc
Figured with just a few days left there may be other people like me who have the dumb...
...and machines that are just a little less than current. I double checked the system requirements just the other day and realized that every setting requires an SSD, except low, that recommends one. Despite recently upgrading to Ryzen and a 590, I've been putting off getting an SSD gaming drive forever because I'm old broke and stingy.
I checked amazon, and found this 240gb on sale for less than $30 (usa site/price)...my 120gb boot SSD I've had for 6 years or something cost me like $150, so this blows my mind.
Thought if maybe this might help out maybe one other person who has the dumb and didn't realize it was 8 years later already, it would be worth it.
2 points • landon1397
I would reccomend this one its not the largest amount of storage ever but its imo the choice for a lower budget ssd
2 points • Zachperetti
2 questions actually.
1) I have 2 8gb 3000 corsair vengeance RGB sticks and I noticed that they were only running at 1300hz. I went into the bios and changed it to D.O.C.P (if i can remeber correctly. My friend looked it up and told me to do this in the bios) and also changed it to DDR4 3000 but now the ram has only gone up to 1500.
2) My old build didnt have an SSD, just and HDD. I got an SSD for my new one and was sure that I set it as the boot option 1 in the bios on the initial boot up but i just checked my bios and it's not even showing up, just the HDD. I'm like 90% sure I plugged the SATA cable in correctly but i havent tried moving it to a different port which could fix it. Just wondering if anyone has ever had the same problem?
MOBO: Asus Prime x470-pro
RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB 2x 8gb 3000hz
CPU: Ryzen 5 2600x
2 points • __THE_NOOB_KING__
Yeah, those are quite expensive, for now since its gonna be my first PC is there a Samsung Evo around $40? I have been looking at the Kingston one, which looks pretty good for an SSD, I'm probably gonna upgrade this whole PC in a few years. And dam 10 years for a keyboard, I'll look into it.
Thanks for your suggestion!
1 points • hybridhavoc
If you go with that SSD, then you would not need the enclosure. The enclosure is used to take what would ordinarily be an internal drive, and to convert it to an external drive that connects via USB. The ASD 600Q that you linked is already an external USB drive, and so the enclosure is not needed.
As for whether there is a better option for under $50.. First, on the ASD 600Q I would say to check out the reviews. This is really for anything bought on Amazon, but I always suggest looking at the 1 star reviews, seeing what percentage of reviews are 1-star, and seeing if there are any easily detectable patterns of complaints. In this case, 11% of the reviews are 1-star, and that seems like a fairly significant portion. Many of those 1-star reviews refer to the drive either being slow or getting slow after a relatively small amount of use. Still, with only 81 reviews total, this could be just ignored.
Personally, I prefer using an internal SATA SSD in an enclosure because that allows for a wider selection, typically has longer-lasting parts, and means that if I ever want to replace the drive with something else, I won't have to either buy a new enclosure or pay again for all of the external drive packaging. If you do go for an internal SATA SSD, I would not go with the PNY drive you linked, and would instead go for the Kingston 240GB. Fewer percentage of 1-star reviews. The enclosure you linked is fine, and may be the same one I'm using right now.
1 points • narfcake
It's not so horrible like an OCZ from like a decade ago that had like a 80% failure rate, but the performance is definitely not up to par with other drives in the class now. Also there's been a number of complaints about incompatibilities and sudden death.
1 points • lennoxonnell
SSDs are so cheap dude and it's literally one of the best upgrades you can do for your computer. You can get a 240gb SSD for under $40...
Also, yeah brother I connect with that. I'd much rather smoke cigarettes for my mental health. My lungs can get fucked, i'd much rather die a horribly painful death of lung cancer than have to deal with not smoking cigarettes. UGH! Could you imagine? I'd have to do something healthy! Like exercise or some shit! Fuck that noise. All that nicotine, formaldehyde, arsenic, ammonia, and hydrogen cyanide are way better than seeing a mental health professional. Go tigers am I right? Who needs to meet their grandchildren anyway? ^^^/s
1 points • Liquid_Candy
Cheap but only 240gb
1 points • Unknown_guest
I will go ahead and get this out of the way. I would not use an hdd for windows. Gonna make the system slow over all. Hdd is fine for pretty much everything else. Get a small ssd just for window as your boot drive. Something like this
1 points • ShockWave_Omega
Right she might be old but I spotted some SATA connectors. Now older ladies can be a bit stubborn and might not want a new machine. For the fraction of a new machine get an extra stick of memory (check what memory is in there and see if they still sell it) and get a cheap though decent SSD (if you are at it make that dino fly instead of run).
1 points • 89utvh78h
DON'T get a traditional harddrive, get an SSD instead especially if you don't need a lot of space.
1 points • Awholebushelofapples
5 seconds on amazon
1 points • MockedBagel
1 points • iAMtheKM
Seems alright tho you can get a bigger ssd for the same price https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N5IB20Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_J2aFFbVV65T8N
1 points • Symphoniess
I'll keep this in mind. I suppose I'll revert and stick on W7 until the SSD comes in (Kingston 240GB- will this work out for OS installation?), then try again.
1 points • omniaiir
Kingston 240GB A400 SATA 3 2.5" Internal SSD SA400S37/240G - HDD Replacement for Increase Performance https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N5IB20Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_Oe-3FbPS2GSYK
1 points • RicklePick21
i mean, putting a small ssd in this for OS would a big help. maybe something like this.
1 points • Minecraft_Launcher
Link doesn’t take me directly to the listing ?
1 points • Noname_FTW
It's now 23:31 here so I'd suggest we do this on the weekend. If you write me a PM I will reply with my discord tag. Then we can set up a date. For the repair you need an ssd if the laptop doesn't already have one. https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-240GB-Solid-SA400S37-240G/dp/B01N5IB20Q This is the cheapest one I could find on US Amazon. You also need either a vacuum cleaner or a compressed air spray. Additionally a Phillips screwdriver in a reasonable size. Tell me the model name of the laptop before buying the ssd. Its usually on the bottom of the device. There are different options on how to get the ssd into the laptop and I want to check compatibility. Aside from that we need a device with a camera like a smartphone that can show me whats going on. Be aware: The whole process can take several hours because we want to make sure to secure all the data and not rush this. If the laptop is worse than it was before noone is happy. As I said: If it turns out the process doesn't repair the laptop you can put the ssd into your PC. For that you need an SATA Cable. If the PC doesn't have an ssd as a boot drive it can also speed up the pc. Also: We need an USB Stick with a Windows ISO. Meaning two things: If you have slow internet you need to tell me and we have to download the iso (about 3GB) beforehand. Of course it also means you need an USB Stick with at least 8GB capacity. I know this sounds like a lot but I assume you probably already have many of these things.
1 points • mark_able_jones_
It does fine. However, power down, remove battery, and then pull SSD out and look up specs. Some of those 120GB SSDs were super slow compared to a $30 SSD you can get off of Amazon today. Lenovo sometimes used a nonstandard size, too. Check to make sure it’s a 2.5-inch caddy, i.e., might need to buy a 2.5-inch caddy.
Kingston 240GB A400 SATA 3 2.5" Internal SSD SA400S37/240G - HDD Replacement for Increase Performance https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N5IB20Q
1 points • CorrodedRose
Looks good for 400 honestly. I'm sure you know the limitations of the APU but I highly recommend getting a small SSD for windows and your main apps
And then you can get a hdd soon after.
That's just my advice, that way you can have the OS on the SSD already instead of having to reinstall windows once you get the SSD after
1 points • Syckobot
1 points • Rk025
I don't think you need a copy cooler the wraith stealth pretty much takes care of the 3200g, however where you will notice a difference is a sata SSD, that will improve your quality of life dramatically. Here's a cheap 240 gb one I found. https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-240GB-Solid-SA400S37-240G/dp/B01N5IB20Q
1 points • hself1337
You can get a cheap Kingston SSD A400
1 points • ZeusTheTrashcan
I think you can find a ssd for as low as 30 bucks on amazon Edit: here is one with good reviews Kingston 240GB A400 SATA 3 2.5" Internal SSD SA400S37/240G - HDD Replacement for Increase Performance https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N5IB20Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_UVLLFbCBK2XV4
1 points • idkgeez
ok if i wanted to add an ssd which one should i get? i'm thinking. about his one
Kingston 240GB A400 SATA 3 2.5" Internal SSD SA400S37/240G - HDD Replacement for Increase Performance https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N5IB20Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_z8T5EbGBRRN58
1 points • little2n
How is this one https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-240GB-Solid-SA400S37-240G/dp/B01N5IB20Q/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=ssd&qid=1596139232&sr=8-5
1 points • yellow-boy
Yeah it can fit an SSD, something like this.
1 points • LordVolcanus
SSD's don't need to be top of the line. The difference between load time of my very very cheap kingston SDD and my Samsung NVmE M.2 SSD is only 30 or so seconds of load and most times i am still in waiting for players for both SSD with the rare time my computer is choked up.
GPU's also don't help with load times at all. The VRAM may assist if your system is stupidly bad, but even then its only impacting maybe 10 seconds off your load time. RAM and SSD is more important for the loads in this game, once i upgraded my HDD to a SSD for this game it was a night and day change, i went from 6-7 minute load times to 2 minute load times with a CHEAP kingston SSD.
SHIT look at these prices for Americans .
So there is literally no excuse unless you are so dirt poor you are living in the street not to be able to get an SSD. If you are really that poor and unable to get such a VITAL upgrade why the fuck are you gaming in the first place? Do you have no headset? Do you have no mouse? Is your keyboard made of toothpicks? If you struggle to drop 40$ on a damn hard drive you don't deserve to play games without getting killed on spawn.
1 points • HotEquipment4
Best SSD for bootdrive under $50? Thinking about the Kingston A400 240GB but reviews on amazon talks about not good for boot drive and drive failures.
1 points • Burning_Clutches
You would be safe with most ssd, you could get a 500gb one like this https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-240GB-Solid-SA400S37-240G/dp/B01N5IB20Q/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=ssd&qid=1606370890&sr=8-5&th=1&psc=1 or any other size you want so you can fit some of your favorite games on it for fast loading
1 points • commitnonucleus
This one https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-240GB-Solid-SA400S37-240G/dp/B01N5IB20Q/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=240gb+ssd+drive&qid=1599249024&sprefix=240+gb+ssd+&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyMU5FT1dSUVpQUUhEJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUExMDMxNjg4MlM1NTJFUDgyVlozMSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMzc3NjA2RzRHV0hHREpNS1JPJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfcGhvbmVfc2VhcmNoX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU= ?
1 points • _Snakespeer_
Don't even think about it. An average hard drive last about 3 to 5 years. If you use that hard drive it will fail on you when your using it. Even if it is usable it won't be for long. I would look into getting an SSD for him. They're much faster, last way longer than a Hard Drive and are much more reliable. Here's a link to an SSD I found on Amazon.
1 points • kokothebozo
Put a live boot image on a low profile usb stick. Tbh though, you might as well get a cheap ssd and give the os a real chance. They're pretty cheap nowadays. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N5IB20Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_TRQBFbC72761A
1 points • persondude27
Great, that answers those questions.
If you're in the US, SSDs are pretty cheap (I've only had one of those drives, and it was fine to me. I've also used the PNY equivalent for the same price). I cannot emphasize how much better it makes the general experience of using Windows.
Also, please ignore my comments about XMP - your motherboard doesn't support it. (It's Xtreme Memory Profile, a system where the RAM tells the motherboard what timings to use - that is, how frequently, and how much electricity, to send requests with).
Really, you could upgrade each piece of your rig and be better off. I think the GPU would be great, but then the CPU/RAM would be a limiter.
1 points • Zailon_Media_Group
Yes the film does belong there, as for an SSD try looking at bestbuy or amazon. Newegg or other online stores, here is one I found on amazon Kingston 240GB A400 SATA 3 2.5" Internal SSD SA400S37/240G - HDD Replacement for Increase Performance https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N5IB20Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_a9x-EbH0WT71K
1 points • Kevinp28
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N5IB20Q/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_iOBzEbANKBE1Q this is kingston 240gb $38 USD. I dont know how this compares in specs with other ssds but its a "well known" brand
1 points • loli_smasher
Oh for sure I totally understand. And like you said, you shouldn’t have to get an SSD just to make the game playable, but here we are.
It may be one of the cheapest options for the SSD but for games on the Xbox one X, it’s more than enough.
I have this USB enclosure myself and it works very well.
If you’re lucky you may be able to fit COD: Modern Warfare and PUBG together. Of course, it’s up to you how much storage you want to go for but the Xbox requires a minimum of 240gb for games.
1 points • A-jaysandhu
2 points • DanTreview
Dude, get a cheap used Synology NAS on eBay, four bay variety (you don't need to fill it up with drives on day one). Like a used DS418J or something. Maybe $200, tops.
Then, if you're comfortable waiting on 4K, for two 1080p streams, you can do Plex for dirt cheap. A used enterprise desktop system like a Dell Optiplex (no pun intended) can go for like $100. Plop a cheap 120GB SSD in it, 4 GBs of RAM (Plex requires so little RAM it's comical), put a free OS on it like Ubuntu, install PMS, and you're rocking and rolling. You could do it on any Gen7 or newer Intel chip with QuickSync. I run my PMS now on a NUC7CJYH - $125 new at Amazon. Like you, no more than two 1080p streams, and for the most part, I almost never require full transcoding anyway because I mostly stream to Roku Ultras. But when it does, it does just fine. SSD for that was $25 I think, and RAM was like $15. So total is like $165 out the door. You have to work a Plex Pass into your budget if you use Celeron chips to enable hardware transcoding, so hopefully you have that already. And, I'm not supposed to tell you this, but even some of the fancy Synology NAS units that can run PMS actually have Celerons in them.
So all in, you could do no worse than maybe $165 for a simple PMS machine with all NEW parts, or even less if you go eBay for used stuff, and then another $200 for a used Synology NAS for the storage. Then you just plug them both into your LAN switch, mount the media shares to the PC, and you're golden. I do something similar and it kicks ass.
1 points • proexterminator
1 points • Howtoshortdow
Buy a 256gb ssd with a usb 3.0 adapter. That’s what I use and it works great. Ssd prices have come down a lot so you should be able to find one relatively cheap on amazon. I linked an ssd and the adapter I use.
1 points • 4wh457
Your harddrive is probably dying since it sounds like you did everything right and that would also explain the PC suddenly not working. Luckily changing the harddrive is very easy and cheap and you can replace it with a much faster SSD that will make your PC work better than it did brand new.
1 points • IamMyQuantumState
If you are the least bit technically savvy, and you have a Windows 10 machine, here's a way to keep ProctorU out of your business.
You'll need: 1) A USB drive 8GB or larger 2) A cheap SSD of 60GB or more 3) Know-how plus possible tools to physically change out the SSD on your computer
Your steps to privacy: 1) Download the Windows 10 installer from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 2) Follow the directions to install the Windows 10 setup program to the USB stick 3) Shut the computer down and remove your existing hard drive 4) Physically install the "new" hard drive (the one you don't care about) 5) Boot up your computer from the USB stick 6) Install Windows 10 onto the new hard drive 7) Install ProctorU 8) Take your test 9) Remove the SSD with ProctorU on it, set it aside for future tests 10) Physically reinstall the original disk with all your stuff on it
Here's a cheap SSD for $30.00 https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-240GB-Solid-SA400S37-240G/dp/B01N5IB20Q
1 points • ronram23
You can get an m.2 SSD like this (will just attach to Mobo)
Or a SATA SSD (below) which requires a power cable and a data cable. But they tend to be cheaper
Nvme m.2 SSD I will always recommend just because of how small they are and don't require cables. Having one m.2 nvme SSD won't ever let you down. That's what I'd recommend.
Then consider a SATA SSD if you want to increase capacity. Or a HDD if you just need more storage but don't need it to be fast
1 points • deepesh287
1 points • Kholgan
Since an SSD isn’t a must for OP, you could always switch the 1tb SSD for a small SSD (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01N5IB20Q/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 ) for the OS and then a large HDD (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07H2RR55Q/ref=ox_sc_act_image_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 ) for everything else.
1 points • Naughty_Goat
I would reccomend https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-240GB-Solid-SA400S37-240G/dp/B01N5IB20Q/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=ssd&qid=1605321355&sr=8-4 This one is 250 gigs, and is 30 bucks (US). Amazon also has options to change the size.
Brands like intel, samsung, san-disk, and kingston are good brands for ssds.
1 points • 3studiog