08-15-2018 02:53 AM
I have Lenovo X240 with two discs 500GB HDD SATA 6Gb/s with additional mSATA SSD 24GB . Computer is running very slow and I would like to upgrade disc to SSD. Can anyone give me piece of advise what would be the best option?
- change the HDD for SSD and get rid of the additional SSD
- keep HDD as a storage and replace mSSD?
- or is it time to change computer?
08-15-2018 05:00 AM
Do it well, worse becomes itself
08-15-2018 08:56 AM
As has been noted, budget is a big deal here. My X240 came with a 256Gb SSD, but a few weeks ago, after noticing things were getting a bit tight, I added an M.2 256Gb drive. At U$60, it was a *little* expensive for the size, but the alternative was a larger 2.5" SSD replacement.
If I were you, I would first replace the hard drive with an equivalent or larger SSD. You'll save on power and heat, and there will be fewer moving parts in your machine. I would remove the small M.2 at the same time, since once the main drive is SSD, there's no reason for that kind of cache (that I know of). Then at some point in the future, you can expand the machine with an M.2 drive--if you need to.