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I've checked the Product Specifications provided by HP®, and I see that your current drive has a 1TB capacity. The only 2.5" SATA model that would be an identical match would be the https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/www/us/en/solid-state-drives/solid-state-drives-540s-series.html Intel® SSD 540s Series.
However, all of our consumer drives except for the Intel® SSD 600p and the Intel® SSD 750 Series have compatible 2.5" SATA versions that you could use on your laptop. (https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/www/us/en/solid-state-drives/consumer-family.html Full list of our Intel® SSD Consumer Models)
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Are there college discounts? It's fine if there is none.
I'm thinking about the Intel SSD 540s Series (480GB, 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s, 16mm, TLC) or the 1TB one. 480GB is about $150 and 1TB is about $280
Question: What is TLC?
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TLC stands for "Triple Level Cell" and it refers to the NAND flash memory type used in the SSD. Other drives may use SLC (single level cell), MLC (multi-level cell), TLC, and 3D NAND, among others. Each has their own benefits, and is usually marketed accordingly, mostly based on endurance and intended use (consumer vs enterprise type thing).
One last thing before I mark this question answered.
Is there a reliable website where I can get the SSDs from? Thanks.
Disabling Disk Defragment Tool to extend lifespan of drive.
And I use the "fsutil behavior query disabledeletenotify" to set the number to 0 to enable TRIM.
I learned this today in PC Maint. and Repair at school.
Regrettably, we can't make any direct recommendations.
The "fsutil behavior query disabledeletenotify" command will let you know whether trim is enabled (0) or disabled (1).
In order to change this setting, you would need to use "fsutil behavior set disabledeletenotify 0" to enable trim support or "fsutil behavior set disabledeletenotify 1" to disable it.
However this is rarely necessary since SSDs have become a fairly common storage solution type. You will only need to adjust these setting if you're running Windows* 7 without service pack, an earlier version of Windows*, or if it was manually disabled at some point.
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