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  1. ?? Why would anyone do such a thing? That would be akin to putting a Mini's engine in a Ferrari. SATA III and PCIe are different interfaces. . You need a casing with, for an example; a USB 3.1 Gen (1/2) to a PCIe Gen 3 x (2/4) lane bridge controller.
  2. Huh? Why do you imagine there would be NVMe technology on a SATA SSD? That'll be a no.
  3. https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Kingston-SUV500240G-240GB-vs-Crucial-MX500-250GB/m491565vs3951 https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/SpeedTest/689761/Apacer-AS340-960GB The APACER 960 GB is better.
  4. Hopefully you won't have issues with NVMe compatibility. Good price on the APACER, though still have the concern that you are compromising on the quality of some components, whilst overspending on others. The DRAMless AS340 certainly isn't amongst the best SATA III SSD out there. I didn't miss the question about the 32 GB RAM module. It's just likely that you can utilise Google as much as anyone else. If you can only find Samsung modules, why are you expecting to find 'value' RAM for less? You'll actually have to find someone making them first, even if only on something like AliExpress. Then you might find someone who stocks them locally. At the moment, it looks like Samsung. Which is likely what is being sold locally at 6,490 baht. Seems to be a bit of a palaver, unless there are reasons why you would actually need 36 GB of RAM on a mid-range laptop. As they say, up to you. But it's going to cost you, either way.
  5. https://community.acer.com/en/discussion/537125/install-m2-ssd-on-aspire-5-a515-51g/p8 might be useful for when it comes to compatibility. ACER suggest just 16 GB of RAM can be added; https://prowly-uploads.s3.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/landing_page_image/image/120991/2018_next_acer_IFA_Product_Specifications.pdf As do Crucial; https://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Acer/aspire-a515-53g
  6. Just noted that you have stated that you have already fitted a 1 TB SSD.
  7. If cost is not an issue; https://www.invadeit.co.th/product/solid-state-drives-ssd/samsung/250gb-m-2-2280-ssd-970-evo-plus-nvme-mz-v7s250bw-p042039/
  8. Your money would be better spent on SSD drives. Move the PCIe SSD to 256 GB, such as the https://www.invadeit.co.th/product/solid-state-drives-ssd/adata/256gb-xpg-sx8200-pro-pcie-gen3x4-m-2-2280-ssd-asx8200pnp-256gt-c-p041443/ and the SATA to an SSD, with the capacity of your choice, with DRAM, such as the Crucial MX 500 or the Samsung EVO 860. Cheaper and more effective that buying a 32 GB module of RAM.
  9. Perhaps it's a laptop with single channel memory. Dual channel is always better. Though, like others, interested as to why 32 GB of RAM and as to whether he has SATA or PCIe SSD fitted.
  10. <snip> If it's even just a 1st Gen i3, it will support SATA II, which is up to 300 Mbps. Three times more than the typical HDD. But more that responsiveness is not just about sustained read and write speeds. Look at IOPS for an instance. There are other parameters that make the difference. Then we come to your completely erroneous assertion concerning RAM. Did you bother to watch the video in post #14 before making such an assertion? You would have done well to do so. The test shows a device with more RAM but an HDD is slower, than an identical device with minimal RAM but an SSD. HDD is the bottleneck. The proof of the pudding is in the eating; Best to do your research before you post in such definitive terms.
  11. If, as you so pompously assert, that "maybe the CPU/ board (sic) was upgraded" then my comments would still completely valid. It would hardly be a twelve year plus PC any more now would it? It would have had to have had the Motherboard, CPU and HDD replaced and that is just from the information given. Why do some people insist on making fools of themselves? Best to think before you click that Submit Reply button. If it is just about trying to score a point, you will have to put your thinking cap on beforehand.
  12. I do intelligence. OP; Typical XP installation size; 1.5 GB So you think that Bookmarks account for the missing 20.3 GB? Will you apologise? I doubt it. Because, I guess, it was just about trying to score a point over me. You failed. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt...
  13. If you choose to ignore the C drive....
  14. Your statements are almost completely erroneous. SSD may not work correctly with older software??!! From whence did you pull that one out?? Are you writing of pre-1998? Also wrong to suggest that they are of less value to Desktops. They are, indeed, of equal value. You also fail to take into account that most Desktops will have the ability to support two or more drives, unlike many older laptops. So with some laptops it is either or. With Desktops you can usually have both. So you can leave the existing slow drive on-board for purely storage and add the SSD as the day to day usage Boot drive. With the OP's device, he can add a Crucial MX 500 250 GB SSD(1390 baht) or 500 GB(1990 baht) and install Windows 10 to it. He'll then have a super fast day to day experience on the SSD and the ability to use the 1 TB drive as internal storage. 500 GB + 1 TB. The other thing you got wrong, is the capacity issue. You can pick up 1 TB and 2 TB Crucial MX 500 and up to 4TB Samsung EVO SSD. So clearly not right in your statement of much less storage. The only issue is cost. That a 1 TB SSD may be more expensive than a 1 TB HDD. But that is not an issue, since you don't need a 1 TB SSD. You are simply adding another drive, not swapping like for like. The other thing worth a mention, is that there are quite a few laptops that also have the capability of having two storage drives on-board. Some will have an extra M.2. slot.
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