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A new SSD for Lenovo X220

#1 Post by ThinkGreen » Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:04 am

I've to replace my Samsung 840 (128 Gb) with a larger and possibly faster ssd (at least 256 Gb, 512 Gb would be perfect).

Which is the best option at the moment, for quality/price ratio ?

It seems that mSata card is no more a valuable option...
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Re: A new SSD for Lenovo X220

#2 Post by CrazyTPFan » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:26 am

If you want a 512 GB SSD your going to have to spend $100 or more. A 240GB sandisk drive only costs $56 but as you stated you would like to have a 512GB SSD.
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Re: A new SSD for Lenovo X220

#3 Post by ThinkGreen » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:27 am

I need to contain the expense under 60 euro...
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Re: A new SSD for Lenovo X220

#4 Post by CrazyTPFan » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:33 am

Your not going to find a 512GB SSD for $70. Maybe on ebay but I personally don't trust ebay for things like that.
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#5 Post by ThinkGreen » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:07 am

I don't need 512 Gb.

I'd PREFER 512 but 256 could be however more than sufficient.
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Re: A new SSD for Lenovo X220

#6 Post by CrazyTPFan » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:45 am

ThinkGreen wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:07 am
I don't need 512 Gb.

I'd PREFER 512 but 256 could be however more than sufficient.
Their's a Sandisk 256GB SSD on amazon for $56 I believe.
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Re: A new SSD for Lenovo X220

#7 Post by ThinkGreen » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:57 am

In Italy (Amazon) for the same price (about 50/60 euro) there are Crucial MX500, SanDisk SDSSDA 240, Samsung MZ-76E250B and Drevo X1 Pro.

I sincerely don't know if they all have or not Sata III interface.
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Re: A new SSD for Lenovo X220

#8 Post by ajkula66 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:15 pm

ThinkGreen wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:57 am

I sincerely don't know if they all have or not Sata III interface.
Pretty much any SSD made in the last 6-7 years is SATA III by default. I'd likely narrow it down to Samsung vs. Crucial, do the research and pull the trigger.

Which one would I personally buy ? Neither.

I'm a strong believer in spending a bit more on a top-notch SSD, this one has been my preferred choice for both personal use and custom builds for several years now:

https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Extreme- ... B00KHRYRNM

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Re: A new SSD for Lenovo X220

#9 Post by ThinkGreen » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:55 pm

Thanks for your opinion. In which aspects Sandiks would be CONCRETELY better than Samsung, crucial and so on ?

As alternative could I consider to use the mSata slot putting an M.2 sata inside it, keeping my 2.5" sad Samsung 840 Evo ?
ajkula66 wrote:
ThinkGreen wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:57 am

I sincerely don't know if they all have or not Sata III interface.
Pretty much any SSD made in the last 6-7 years is SATA III by default. I'd likely narrow it down to Samsung vs. Crucial, do the research and pull the trigger.

Which one would I personally buy ? Neither.

I'm a strong believer in spending a bit more on a top-notch SSD, this one has been my preferred choice for both personal use and custom builds for several years now:

https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Extreme- ... B00KHRYRNM

Happy shopping.
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Re: A new SSD for Lenovo X220

#10 Post by ajkula66 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:26 pm

ThinkGreen wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:55 pm
Thanks for your opinion. In which aspects Sandiks would be CONCRETELY better than Samsung, crucial and so on ?
It's a drive designed to take a beating. Read the reviews from when it came out. Oh, and it's still MLC. As opposed to TLC on most modern drives.
As alternative could I consider to use the mSata slot putting an M.2 sata inside it, keeping my 2.5" sad Samsung 840 Evo ?
mSATA slot on these machines is SATA II. As for 840 Evo...I'd *really* be looking to move away from it, and fast.
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Re: A new SSD for Lenovo X220

#11 Post by ThinkGreen » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:51 pm

ajkula66 wrote:
ThinkGreen wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:55 pm
Thanks for your opinion. In which aspects Sandiks would be CONCRETELY better than Samsung, crucial and so on ?
It's a drive designed to take a beating. Read the reviews from when it came out. Oh, and it's still MLC. As opposed to TLC on most modern drives.
As alternative could I consider to use the mSata slot putting an M.2 sata inside it, keeping my 2.5" sad Samsung 840 Evo ?
mSATA slot on these machines is SATA II. As for 840 Evo...I'd *really* be looking to move away from it, and fast.
So in your opinion the unique viable choice is to replace my Samsung 840 with a new sata III 2.5" newer ssd ?
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Re: A new SSD for Lenovo X220

#12 Post by ajkula66 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:57 pm

ThinkGreen wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:51 pm
replace my Samsung 840 with a new sata III 2.5" newer ssd ?
Yes
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Re: A new SSD for Lenovo X220

#13 Post by ThinkGreen » Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:06 am

I need to contain the expense under 70 euro.

Samsung 860 Evo could be a right option for about 65 euro (250 Gb) or there are better "solutions", in terms of performance and reliabilty ?
ajkula66 wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:26 pm
mSATA slot on these machines is SATA II. As for 840 Evo...I'd *really* be looking to move away from it, and fast.
To be honest Samsung 840 Evo results to be Sata III and not Sata II.
:)
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Re: A new SSD for Lenovo X220

#14 Post by Billaboard » Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:46 am

ThinkGreen wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:55 pm

As alternative could I consider to use the mSata slot putting an M.2 sata inside it, keeping my 2.5" sad Samsung 840 Evo ?
I'm a bit confused by this question. Were you thinking of putting the M.2 sata in the main drive bay? Would it fit?

I ask because when I searched the website of my usual disk supplier for mSATA, the site produced a list of M.2 drives and I spent a bit of time checking before I discovered that the two, and their connectors, were not the same. All this new technology has left me behind, I'm afraid.

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Re: A new SSD for Lenovo X220

#15 Post by ThinkGreen » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:02 am

Billaboard wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:46 am
ThinkGreen wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:55 pm

As alternative could I consider to use the mSata slot putting an M.2 sata inside it, keeping my 2.5" sad Samsung 840 Evo ?
I'm a bit confused by this question. Were you thinking of putting the M.2 sata in the main drive bay? Would it fit?

I ask because when I searched the website of my usual disk supplier for mSATA, the site produced a list of M.2 drives and I spent a bit of time checking before I discovered that the two, and their connectors, were not the same. All this new technology has left me behind, I'm afraid.
You're right.

I did not remember that mSata and m.2 have different form factor... and connectors.
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Re: A new SSD for Lenovo X220

#16 Post by GomJabbar » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:47 am

FWIW, I bought this Crucial 500GB SSD for my X220 a little over 2 months ago. It is currenty priced at $99.95 (with Amazon Prime). The 250GB version is $64.99 (with Amazon Prime).
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0784 ... UTF8&psc=1

I am happy with my purchase so far.
akula66's Sandisk Extreme no doubt is more feature rich, but a bit pricey at the moment for many of us.
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Re: A new SSD for Lenovo X220

#17 Post by dr_st » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:03 am

ThinkGreen wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:06 am
To be honest Samsung 840 Evo results to be Sata III and not Sata II.
:)
That's not the problem. :) A few months after the Evo 840 series came out, users started noticing severe writes performance degradations, which took Samsung a few firmware updates to resolve, but it does look like eventually they resolved them (I've been periodically tracking performance in my X220, which incidentally also has an Evo 840, albeit a 512GB version).
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Re: A new SSD for Lenovo X220

#18 Post by ThinkGreen » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:04 am

Sigh.
dr_st wrote:
ThinkGreen wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:06 am
To be honest Samsung 840 Evo results to be Sata III and not Sata II.
:)
That's not the problem. :) A few months after the Evo 840 series came out, users started noticing severe writes performance degradations, which took Samsung a few firmware updates to resolve, but it does look like eventually they resolved them (I've been periodically tracking performance in my X220, which incidentally also has an Evo 840, albeit a 512GB version).
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Re: A new SSD for Lenovo X220

#19 Post by ThinkGreen » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:09 pm

What about this one, made by SanDisk ?

https://www.amazon.it/Sandisk-SDSSDA240 ... 9850&psc=1
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Re: A new SSD for Lenovo X220

#20 Post by CrazyTPFan » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:25 pm

ThinkGreen wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:09 pm
What about this one, made by SanDisk ?

https://www.amazon.it/Sandisk-SDSSDA240 ... 9850&psc=1
That's a pretty good SSD. I would buy it :D
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#21 Post by ThinkGreen » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:35 pm

I don't know if You're serious or if U are joking...

More reliable alternatives could be Samsung 860 Evo and crucial mx500, for about 30/20 euro more than SanDisk.
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Re: A new SSD for Lenovo X220

#22 Post by CrazyTPFan » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:49 am

ThinkGreen wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:35 pm
I don't know if You're serious or if U are joking...

More reliable alternatives could be Samsung 860 Evo and crucial mx500, for about 30/20 euro more than SanDisk.
I was being serious about the SSD, but I would shell out a little more money for a Samsung SSD.
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Re: A new SSD for Lenovo X220

#23 Post by ThinkGreen » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:16 am

In fact I've decided to choose one among 860 Evo and MX500...
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