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T430-T490, T530-T590 Series
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3h
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T430 upgrade

#1 Post by 3h » Wed Apr 13, 2022 5:58 pm

Recently bought a nice T430 here in Reykjavik. Thinking of perhaps replacing the HDD with an SSD. Don't know much about which SSDs are good and which are bad and would appreciate any helpful input. Since I only paid about $130 for the T430, would prefer an inexpensive but still good used SSD. I tried searching the forum for "SSD" but got so many irrelevant results that I decided to post this here in the hope that someone could give me some pointers on which brands/models to look for and which to avoid. Thanks!

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Re: T430 upgrade

#2 Post by axur-delmeria » Wed Apr 13, 2022 6:48 pm

I've used these SSDs in various PCs and have good experiences with them: Samsung 850 (and later), Crucial MX500, Western Digital Blue. I'd avoid cheap brands.
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Re: T430 upgrade

#3 Post by 3h » Thu Apr 14, 2022 3:24 pm

Thanks! If I can't find a used one I might end up buying this one:

https://computer.is/is/product/ssd-disk ... mm-560mb-s

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