Question Will this SSD fit in my old toshiba qosmio g45-av680?

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Hello, my dad has this old laptop that his brother had gotten him atleast 10 or so years ago. I went ahead and doubled the ram to 4gb. But I am unsure about what kind of SSD type will fit it and how.
Below are my two SSD choices -

https://www.newegg.com/kingston-a400-120gb/p/N82E16820242399
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If it has a standard SATA HDD in there now, any SATA III SSD will 'work'.
Probably only at SATA III speed, but it will be better than a spinning HDD.

However, be wary of putting much money into this 10 year old laptop. An SSD is great, but it is still an old slow laptop.

Additionally, what OS is in there now? You have to get something on the new SSD.
 

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If it has a standard SATA HDD in there now, any SATA III SSD will 'work'.
Probably only at SATA III speed, but it will be better than a spinning HDD.

However, be wary of putting much money into this 10 year old laptop. An SSD is great, but it is still an old slow laptop.

Additionally, what OS is in there now? You have to get something on the new SSD.
I upgraded it to windows 10, but there was too much bloatware. In the end, I switched to windows 7. My dad said he is just temporarily using it, and in the future wants me to build a 250 $ PC.
 

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I upgraded it to windows 10, but there was too much bloatware. In the end, I switched to windows 7. My dad said he is just temporarily using it, and in the future wants me to build a 250 $ PC.
If it is just a temporary system, don't bother with putting in an SSD. Disk operations would be 'faster', but the rest of it is still slooooow.
I have a similar vintage Toshiba, and wouldn't think of spending money on it.
 

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If it is just a temporary system, don't bother with putting in an SSD. Disk operations would be 'faster', but the rest of it is still slooooow.
I have a similar vintage Toshiba, and wouldn't think of spending money on it.
Well, If I buy the SSD now, it could still be used later for the new build or something else
 

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Im not storing much of anything on it. Infact its only going to be the OS. My dad doesnt game.
Yeah, I get that. My wifes system has a similar use case. It has a single 250GB SSD.
A 120GB would 'work', but be marginal.

You can if you choose, but I wouldn't. Drive space is simply too inexpensive, even with SSD's, to mess with a small drive like that.

Crucial BX500, 240GB, $29
https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-BX500-240GB-2-5-Inch-Internal/dp/B07G3KRZBX

Sandisk SSD Plus, 240GB, $33
https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-240GB-Solid-State-SDSSDA-240G-G26/dp/B01F9G43WU
 

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