Originally Posted by andrewsimpsom2
thanks for your reply mlee4, its a sata connection and i know the form factor is right, its more that my laptop is sata1 i think and the samsung drive is sata3 and my machine does not support ahci so that was my query so hoping this will solve the problem i have.
i have an ocz octane s2 which the laptop keeps freezing and then no boot device or media message is displayed after auto restart, so i have gone for the more expensive samsung drive to see if this will cure my issue?
It might do.
that Samsung 830 is a lot lot lot better then that crappy Octane SSD.
On second thoughts, the 830 might not be such a great idea depending on what version of Windows you are using, your mobo might not support AHCI but Windows 7 has its own 'TRIM' so thats not much of a problem.
Since you mention that your system only supports Sata 1, Im guessing you could be running Windows XP. Windows XP does not natively support TRIM.
I as far as im aware there are only a few SSDs out there that have their own form of TRIM or 'garbage collection' These are Kingston SSDNow V200+ and possibly OCZ Vertex 2/2E's. so it might be worth picking up one of them if you are on a XP machine but want all the benefits of an SSD. (dont quote me on the OCZ though, Its just what ive heard from other websites. Though I did own a Vertex 2E but my mobo supports Sata II/III and more importantly AHCI)