By Perris Calderon So my hard drive failed, when looking for vids on doing it, everyone was talking about replacing it with ssd even though their hard drive was fine So that's what I did, the price is right, just about 100 bux for 1/2 terabyte, I'm sure those will go down in price but there's not a good reason to wait this upgrade is that remarkable. I use external drives and the cloud so half terabyte is plenty for native storage. Absolutely the best upgrade ever, this 4 year old laptop is now faster then my 1 year old all in one Cold boot is faster then recovering from sleep used to be, even restart takes about the same time as waking from sleep used to be.. I have 8 gigs of ram in this box so that"s not an issue. SERIOUSLY, if you have an old computer, want a newer faster one, SAVE YOUR MONEY, your old box with a swapped in SSD hard drive will probably run faster then a new box, since as of now, most still come with the mechanical hard drive. PS I didn't take chances, I made sure I purchased from a store where I could bring back an opened box if it didn't improve performance, make sure you do that in case you're not satisfied with the upgrade.