Not long ago I spoke here on the exchange of Cooling fan on the Dell Latitude E6220. This laptop was originally purchased with a 320GB HDD. Over time the HDD speed started to become a bottleneck in the system. He had already gone through a upgrade para 16GB de RAM and Core i5 processor is fast enough for my tasks, but the HDD ended up making it quite time consuming, principalmente no boot. Furthermore, even with constant cleanings, HDD 320GB them often were nearly sold out.
So I decided to make a new upgrade on Dell Latitude E6220, putting into it an SSD, making it faster and with more space. Como o HDD de 320 GB was almost full, SSD would have to have at least 480GB. The chosen for this task was the SSD Sandisk Ultra II G25 SDSSDHII-480G-G25, 480GB, SATA3, 2.5′. Opted to make for Sandisk have had problems with some SSDs Kingston, already there were three with premature death in my work, and only two still alive. The three dead, just under warranty. Failure rate above 50% it's too much.
In the search for SSD Sandisk Ultra II G25 SDSSDHII-480G-G25, 480GB, SATA3, 2.5′ I discarded the famous auction site in Brazil, I only found there product announcements without an invoice. This laptop It is my job and I need to account for any items you add it. I ended up opting for Walmart, which is a big store and apparently reliable. But, unfortunately, it seems that all the major stores now decided to work with “partners”. Basically what they do is rent their sites to other stores sell. And that I ended up buying one of these partners. That's when my problems started.
The delivery time was already over: 15 days. Typical term store that has the product in stock. Worse, It is run store that will import the product. But I do not I heed me to this because several large stores have adopted the practice of placing well long term, even well before delivering most often. But the 15 days passed and the product was not delivered. Checking Claim Here and the partner of Facebook itself I noticed there were a lot of people complaining about delays and poor service. After making my complaints also, and receiving inconsistent information about when the delivery would be made, just delivering the product with a week late. When I went to check the issuer's CNPJ in the register of the IRS and Sintegra, I saw it was not enabled on Sintegra, in other words, the invoice had no value.
That's when I realized that my troubles were really just beginning. The partner service is lousy. The attendant was very thick, He says it sells to Brazil all that way and never had problems, e etc.. Only after several calls and make a claim in Consumidor.gov.br I got a new invoice, this time electronics, issued by another CNPJ, This rather with entries in order in the IRS and Sintegra. The clerk acted like he was doing a great favor to provide me this valid invoice, and that's something I never needed or ask for other stores, it is the standard. Problem solved, but bad experience, I never buy anything with that partner. Moreover, I will be very careful with any Walmart partner, because apparently they're letting anyone sell through their website.
If I had to buy again today, I would have purchased directly from Amazon, the same item is available there: SanDisk Ultra II 240GB SATA III 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD) With Read Up To 550MB/s- SDSSDHII-240G-G25. The price ends up being similar, even with the super-real devalued by the disastrous management of the PT and even with all the absurdities import taxes. And the delivery time Amazon, even with the product from US direct, It is less than the period of over a month that the partner Walmart took to give me the same product. Moreover, is smaller even that 15 business days of the original term they have not complied.
The replacement of the HDD by SanDisk Ultra II 240GB SATA III It was quiet. I used Macrium Reflect Free to create an image on a HDD External Hard Drive. Begotten and also recorded a bootable CD program, with custom drivers for this laptop. After installing the SSD, It was only to use the boot disk to restore the SSD to the image created in the External HD. After completion of the operation, reiniciei e o Windows 7 normally carried, but much faster as expected. No further adjustment was necessary, just installed Sandisk SSD Dashboard to monitor the health of SanDisk Ultra II 240GB SATA III.
It's really amazing how the Dell Latitude E6220 has improved with this upgrade. I am increasingly certain that SSDs have become essential in today's computers. It's a shame that your offer is so scarce in Brazil, and that our recently misrule has chosen to increase taxes even more about them, classifying them in the same category of flash drives rather than classify them in the category of HDDs, where tax rates are lower. But anyway, It is to increase and create new taxes that lives PT.
Check out the photos of the HDD exchange operation by SanDisk Ultra II 240GB SATA III: