I have an aging Acer Aspire 0751h Netbook that had never seen light for a few months now since the Windows 8 Developers Preview that I installed stop updating. For the new OS, I decided to get a SSD for better performance. That’s when I came accross the Sandisk Extreme 120 on sale for $99 at Amazon instead of the regular $120.00.
Sandisk Extreme SSD SDSSDX-120G-G25 Features:
- Quick boot-up/shutdown
- Fast Load Times Ideal for Gaming
- No Moving Parts for Reliable Operation
- Resists shocks and vibration
- Affordable and Energy Efficient
The moment I got the Sandisk Extreme SSD I immediately plugged it into my Acer Aspire Netbook, installation was easy and went smoothly. I then proceeded to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS via usb flash drive since the netbook doesn’t have a cd/dvd drive.
Installation was fast, the whole process probably took less than 15 minutes and thank goodness everything was successfully detected. Now here comes the good part, boot times was 20 secs, 30 secs including login.
I’m really happy with the performance of the SanDisk Extreme SSD 120 GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SDSSDX-120G-G25, I can tell that the performance is way better than traditional hard drives. This SSD gave my aspire netbook a new life and it is now so pleasant and a joy to use.
This is my first SSD and now that I have experienced the performance of SSD, it’s hard go back to mechanical hard-drives. I’m planning on getting my second Sandisk Extreme SSD for my old Dell Vostro 1500. Can’t wait to compare it with my current work laptop a Lenovo Thinkpad L20 with a Seagate Momentus XT 750 GB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 32 MB Cache 2.5 Inch Solid State Hybrid Drive ST750LX003. I know that the SSD will out run the hybrid, but I’m curious how well it will stand up with the SSD and under powered processor.
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