SSD for Laptop OS

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Morning All. Long time and all that.

A quick one. I have an old laptop that I want to use for work stuff. It's alright but takes a while to boot at times. It can also be sluggish on some websites. It's Windows 10 and a 64 bit that's all I can remember off the top of my head. Would getting a SSD and loading the OS on that speed things up and help?
 

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Possibly, depends on the existing internal storage and how replaceable it is. Got a make model?

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Morning All. Long time and all that.

A quick one. I have an old laptop that I want to use for work stuff. It's alright but takes a while to boot at times. It can also be sluggish on some websites. It's Windows 10 and a 64 bit that's all I can remember off the top of my head. Would getting a SSD and loading the OS on that speed things up and help?
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I would say you'll almost definitely see some improvement (unless something else is starting to fail, causing the slow-down) as most laptop hard drives get quite slow not far into their life, due to the high spin speed for a smaller device, among other reasons. When I was working in laptop repairs, one of the most common failures was mechanical hard drives.
As for how much an SSD will help, it depends first on what storage expansion slots are available, and also on the rest of the spec. If the laptop has a celeron CPU paired with 4gb RAM, even the fastest SSD won't help much. If it's a core i3 or above with at least 8gb though, even a SATA SSD will give a decent speed boost, and if it supports nvme, that will be even better.
 

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