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T450s - upgrade to SSD

#1 Post by gianry » Fri May 01, 2020 4:13 am

I've a T450s with hybrid hard drive and WWAN card.
I'd like to improve battery life and apps load speed.

Which is the best solution ? ssd manuf brand ?

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Re: T450s - upgrade to SSD

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri May 01, 2020 4:29 am

Samsung EVO 850 or 860
Also minimum 8GB RAM, better is 16GB if you have W10.
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Re: T450s - upgrade to SSD

#3 Post by ZaZ » Fri May 01, 2020 4:48 am

In my experience all SSDs are fast, so one brand's about as good as another.
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Re: T450s - upgrade to SSD

#4 Post by gianry » Fri May 01, 2020 10:31 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 4:29 am
Samsung EVO 850 or 860
Also minimum 8GB RAM, better is 16GB if you have W10.
I think max ram memory is 12 go on T450s

Samsung 860 pro ?

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Re: T450s - upgrade to SSD

#5 Post by MEA707 » Fri May 01, 2020 11:27 am

gianry wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 10:31 am
Samsung 860 pro ?
Either Evo or Pro.

The Pro lines are expensive, but if you want peace of mind in terms of reliability, go for it. The speed increase over the Evo is negligible and not noticeable in real life, so the reason to pay the premium is for reliability and peace of mind, especially if you intend to write on the drive a lot.

I had a 512GB 840 Pro in my T440p for the past 6.5 years but needed more space so I just replaced it with a 1TB 860 Pro and then moved the 512GB 840 Pro to my T61.

I think in the earlier Samsung SSDs (like the 840), there was a more compelling argument to go for the Pro over the Evo, but now not so much.
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Re: T450s - upgrade to SSD

#6 Post by gianry » Fri May 01, 2020 11:50 am

I have an 840 evo on old Sl500..

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Re: T450s - upgrade to SSD

#7 Post by w0qj » Fri May 01, 2020 1:15 pm

We procured 850 Pro (with 10 year warranty) for our machines, and it's 100% reliable despite heavy everyday workhorse use!

[Addendum]: We actually wanted to source the 850 Pro "2 GB" version 2.5" SSD sometime after it was discontinued (for its 10 year warranty), which is as rare as a blue moon.
Would have made a great home made portable external SSD storage solution upon its retirement.
But apparently nobody carried any stock of this; it was just held at the main Samsung agency.
So when the 860 Pro came out, the agency immediately stopped selling the 850 Pro "2 GB" version. :( [/Addendum]
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Re: T450s - upgrade to SSD

#8 Post by gianry » Sun May 03, 2020 9:36 am

I've found an used Sandisk X300 Lenovo fit on T450p laptop


what do you think ?

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