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Upgraded my old laptop HDD to SSD with TeamGroup L7 EVO SSD

TeamGroup L7 EvoI have been thinking to upgrade my old laptop that can make it run a little faster, I bought it about 6 years ago and at that time this laptop is great but now it doesn’t worth much. It’s an ASUS N51VF laptop and still loving it even it’s old already. I bought an SSD online with cheap price for NT$1090 and it seems nice for a low price SSD, below are the specs of this SSD.

Model L7 EVO
Interface SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0
Capacity 120 GB /240 GB*
Voltage DC 5V
Operation Temperature 0°C ~ 70°C
Performance ATTO / Crystal Disk Mark:
120GB Read: Up to 530MB/s Max ; Write: 360MB/s**
240GB Read: Up to 530MB/s Max ; Write: 370MB/s**IOPS:
120GB 4K Random Read/Write: 25K/32K IOPS max**
240GB 4K Random Read/Write: 25K/33K IOPS max**
Dimensions 100 x 69.9 x 7 mm
Humidity 0°C to 55°C / 5% ~ 95% RH,non-condensing
Vibration 20G (non-operating)
Shock 1500G
MTBF 1,000,000 hours
System Requirements Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista, MAC OS 10.4 or later, Linux 2.6.33 or later ***
MTBF 1,000,000 hours
Warranty 3-year limited warranty

It’s has a nice specs as described by the manufacturer but in reality does it really worth the money? I ran a few benchmarks and it seems that this SSD doesn’t perform bad and it’s quite acceptable if you are not a gamer and only using your laptop for office works and internet browsing.

Here are the results using 2 different programs (Crystal Disk Mark and AS SSD Benchmark)

CRYSTAL DISK MARK as-ssd-bench ST9320421AS 11.08.2016 8-59-50 PM

It’s not quite impressive but it’s acceptable, right? So, what do you think guys? Will you buy this SSD or buy other brand like kingston? Ciao!

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