A couple weeks ago, I bought a replacement laptop because the fan in my old laptop was making noise, and in the process of trying to quiet it, I broke something that drastically impacted external dataspeed (ethernet and USB). The new laptop is everything that I wanted to replace the old one for. faster CPU (Ryzen5), faster video, More RAM (16 GB vs 8GB), and added today - a 1 TB Samsung SSD vs 1TB 5400RPM harddrive (the new one also had the 1 TB harddrive). Next up on the agenda will be an upgrade to Win10 Pro (vs Home) and the Office 365 Family so we can have offsite backup as well as Office apps. MAybe sometime I will get a USB3 attached BluRay drive . But the builtin DVD-RW is fine for now. Now what to do with the original HD that came with the new laptop - got an external case with USB3 interface and I put it in there.