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Question about the Samsung 850 Pro

I saw a video from a youtuber named 'Tech Deals' accurately describing 7 different SSD's. The man basically said if you spent a lot of money on your computer and if you have a i7 processor you should get the 850 pro.

I have a HP Pavilion DV7 3190ED, I'm considering buying the Samsung 850 pro (500 gb or maybe 250 gb). It does have a intel i7 processor and it was quite expensive (my grandpa, who gave it to me after he bought a new laptop himself, payed 1000-1200 euro's on this).

I do need to clean it up, it doesn't have a lot of programs on it but it has a lot of files I don't use so that could help speed it up. But my question basically is: the laptop is already from 2010. It's a lot slower then it used to be, so should I still get the 850 pro considering it's age? Or is the age a non-factor?

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Expensive overkill

First, if you have not already done so make the recovery media for that machine and tuck it away.

Next shop for one of these.
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820329008
Don't pay 160 for it, wait for a sale.
Bought one for 130 about six months ago so just be patient.

While your shopping/waiting do some serious clean up work on the hdd.
Skinny down your startup list.
Get a can of compressed air and blow out the vents weekly for a month and then monthly.

In the future you can move the ssd to your next machine.

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