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I've been recommending them as the biggest performance improvement hardware investment since I bought a 64GB drive for a new server back in 2012. When the 480GB drives became affordable, I bought them for every laptop/desktop I use professionally and personally. They alone have extended the lifespan of 10+ y/0 hardware including the wife's 9 y/o all-in-one (i3) where a Win10 update had 'done it in'...she was ready to spend $800 on a new one. I convinced her to let me try a new drive, another stick of RAM, and fresh Win10 install...iirc it was around $350 after taxes. That system is now usable from a cold start in < 10 secs, and she is happy...one less old system in my garage! Laugh | :laugh:

Now, the 1TB SSDs are the same price as the 480s I bought just a few years ago. I've got 2 with plans to replace the 480 in my main laptop as the system partition is almost full. I haven't decided yet if I will clone it or just start from scratch. It still has most of the HP crapware that came on it back in 2015 so I'm leaning on a fresh start. It'll take a few hours to reload everything, but it's a good chance to get rid of the cruft. A colleague gets the other one to replace (clone) the spinner in her 5 y/o laptop that has gotten frustratingly slow...besides, I don't trust spinners past about 5-6 years. Again, it's a good chance to extend the life of a system and save the time and expense of setting up a new system...at least for a few more years. Smile | :)

I have yet to have an SSD fail on me, but understand that when they do, the data is generally unrecoverable. Get at least one more SSD (since you have 2 bays) and use it for backups of the main drive.
"Go forth into the source" - Neal Morse

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