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P70 Hdd Failing / Repace with an SSD

#1 Post by ts1971 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:39 pm

Hi,

I have a three year old P70 on which I've been running Ubuntu Linux for a couple of years. Pursuant to a recent Ubuntu update, I'm getting errors at startup indicating that my SSD is 'likely to fail soon.' I have no idea how accurate those diagnostics are, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. I've never replaced a drive before, but having watched a few videos, it seems pretty straight forward. I'm having less luck trying to figure out which drive to buy. I'm seeing prices for a TB running anywhere between $160 and $350 dollars and I have no idea what the differences are. There are a bunch of what seem to me to be reasonably priced options at newegg. This https://www.newegg.com/p/1Z4-00SG-00102 ... -_-Product one for example is $170 for a 1TB. But I don't see where it even lists the manufacturer. Should I stay away from something like that? Any general thoughts or advice on either sellers or models would be greatly appreciated and I'm a bit overwhelmed by all of the choices at the moment.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: P70 Hdd Failing / Repace with an SSD

#2 Post by ts1971 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:41 pm

Okay, so not 15 seconds after posting that, I realized that the manufacturer is clearly Ademco, lol. I'd still appreciate any general advice though!

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Re: P70 Hdd Failing / Repace with an SSD

#3 Post by axur-delmeria » Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:54 pm

Any 2.5" SATA SSD would work fine. I'd suggest Samsung, Crucial, WD Blue SSDs.
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Re: P70 Hdd Failing / Repace with an SSD

#4 Post by ts1971 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:46 am

axur-delmeria wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:54 pm
Any 2.5" SATA SSD would work fine. I'd suggest Samsung, Crucial, WD Blue SSDs.
Thanks for the recommendation!

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Re: P70 Hdd Failing / Repace with an SSD

#5 Post by ts1971 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:49 am

Okay, as I'm learning more about this, I have a couple of additional questions. It appears as though the drive that the machine has now - SD8TN8U256G1001 - is actually an M2 PCI Express rather than the 2.5 inch SATA drive. Also, it looks like the machine has slots for either size. Is that right or am I misunderstanding something? And if it is right, is there any reason to choose one over the other? The prices seem similar on a capacity basis.

Thanks again!

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Re: P70 Hdd Failing / Repace with an SSD

#6 Post by axur-delmeria » Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:06 am

If that's the case, then you can use NVMe SSDs like the Samsung 960 Evo or the WD SN750. There are lots more, but I've yet to own a computer with NVMe support so I haven't done extensive research.
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Re: P70 Hdd Failing / Repace with an SSD

#7 Post by dr_st » Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:22 am

I'm using the Corsair Force MP510 in my primary desktop. It is in a good spot in terms of performance and was a good bang-for-the-buck when I bought it. It must have been superseded by something else, since I find few of them available.
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