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Polarbear
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PostPosted: 20:08 - 13 Sep 2021    Post subject: Laptops/chrome book storage. Reply with quote

My grand daughter has a cheap and cheerful notebook sized laptop for school work. Which make I'm not sure until I see it. As per most of these bits of kit it doesn't have much storage, either 64 or 128 GB which as the operating system takes a good chunk, she has pretty well filled. It also doesn't have a memory card slot according to her.

Do all computers take a standard size solid state hard drive like the old mechanical ones did or are these small cheapy ones supplied with it soldered on the motherboard.

I have a spare 250 GB solid drive which I could fit (if it fits) but before I take my hammer and chisel out and break into it I want to know if it's even worth trying or shall I just bite the bullet and buy her a better one?
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PostPosted: 21:25 - 13 Sep 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends if it’s upgradable, might be soldered onto the main board.

If it’s an old 2.5 inch hard drive they vary by height, if it’s a new m2 type thing I think there are a few styles and length.
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PostPosted: 22:52 - 13 Sep 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would probably get something like this or similar. 128GB for a tenner might be worth a punt - shame it's not USB 3.0 though

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Integral-INFD128GBCOU-Courier-Flash-Drive/dp/B00BHUN798/ref=sr_1_4?crid=1BCXEPUMDHD99&dchild=1&keywords=usb+stick&qid=1631569849&qsid=262-0343123-5230273&sprefix=usb+%2Caps%2C367&sr=8-4&sres=B00DQG9OZ2%2CB00BHUN798%2CB015CH1NAQ%2CB0825D6LLT%2CB07SYB38Q8%2CB09CGNNFR5%2CB072V5MC7B%2CB076J954PQ%2CB082V2ZCBZ%2CB00RM1EC1S%2CB09BVPG6BF%2CB094XNC78M%2CB09CKL92L5%2CB09BVCT2Y2%2CB099Z3XB1R%2CB07HK4Y8ZH&srpt=FLASH_DRIVE
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PostPosted: 13:38 - 15 Sep 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another vote for the external USB drive but I would go with something more like this in the "fit plus" variant. It will protrude less and is a faster and more reliable drive.

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/samsung-flash-drive-Gunmetal-Gray/dp/B07HPZ9ZDF
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PostPosted: 22:24 - 15 Sep 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or this one:

https://shop.westerndigital.com/en-gb/products/usb-flash-drives/sandisk-ultra-fit-usb-3-1#SDCZ430-064G-G46

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PostPosted: 10:12 - 16 Sep 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easy-X wrote:


That is the second gen version, it's not very good. The first gen first version was quite good though. Also the Samsung model is a lot faster.
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