05-24-2012 01:54 AM
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07-02-2012 04:39 PM
I just upgrade to SSD too . I did move the shield over it too ... but I installed win8 preview release and debian
but the fan is still noisy , was the heat sink dirty ? how did you clean up ?
09-06-2013 05:33 PM
The SSD drive is by far the most bang for your buck performance wise whenever upgrading any computer. The negligible access times added to the 20 time increase in speed over rotating drives removes the major I/O bottleneck in any system. You can also install your DVD drive in a slim external USB case and store it in you laptop bag so you still have the capacity to work with antique optical media in the rare occasion you may find it necessary. They have those on eBay for 10 bucks or so. These days those occasions are farther in between as optical disks are heading for the great digital beyond with the VCRs and cassette tapes... I love those hard drive caddies they came up with to replace the DVD drives with hard drives. The additional hard drive is far more valuable then an obsolete DVD burner just wasting the space. It allows you to install the SSD drive easily too. You can install the SSD drive in the caddy first then use Acronis to transfer your operating system directly to the SSD without requiring you to totally reinstall your op sys and drivers. Then you just swap the SSD into the main drive and the original into the caddy to be used for the bulk media storage delegating the SSD to the operating system and applications that require the fast storage real estate. 7 seconds is an impressive time to boot for a laptop though...
12-02-2017 02:21 PM
Phadeon thanks so much for this ... especially that super helpful link describing how to remove the back cover of the laptop
One thing I wanted to mention - and bear in mind the rest of you probably aren't stupid like me ... but pay careful attention to the instructions and pic's in the link.. note that not once does the tutorial in that link mention completely removing the screws- don't be stupid like me and try to remove the screws completely .... apparently if you read the instruction manual for the laptop (page 37 I think), it states specifically that the screws were designed to be difficult to remove in order to keep the laptop secure such that the screws don't fall out.. so loosen the screws then pry the cover off using say a flat head screwdriver and the recessed tab shown in the pics on the tutorial.
I was wondering though, in case anyone else out there still has a lenovo G570 kicking around... I'm definitely going to swap out the hard drive for a SSD drive... I'm wondering if anyone felt it was worth upgrading the ram as well given the speed boost with the SSD drive alone.. I will admit I'm kind of cheap , I've already spent $60 on the SSD drive (great cyber monday deal ) but the cheapest memory I can find is $50 used for two 4 GB sticks off amazon ... which isn't bad I admit but if I can get away with a decent speed boost with just the SSD drive upgrade I can live with that
Obviously each individual user will have their own opinion as far as "how fast is fast enough?" but any comments would be appreciated
Also apologies for the thread necromancy here I'm aware I'm resurrecting a thread that is years old .... believe it or not these threads are incredibly useful to a lot of people not just the person originally posting the thread ... google searches will turn the thread up for example for interested parties such as myself
First time posting here in a long time (not sure I've posted on the forums before at all actually) so apologies if I inadvertently broke any forum rules - thanks in advance to anyone reading this ..
12-02-2017 02:23 PM
also forgot to mention ! Check this thread out for useful info on memory upgrades