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Putting an SSD into a laptop

by Wballstarz / March 23, 2013 11:36 PM PDT
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Laptop SSD Upgrade
by i7Baby / April 1, 2013 3:32 PM PDT

If you want to store a lot of data, you might still need a HDD. Currently SSD's go up to about 500GB. But they are expensive compared to a HDD of the same size.

If your laptop can take 2 HDDs or an SSD and a HDD then you'll be OK. You just need to put your operating system onto the SSD.

If you only have space for 1 SSD or HDD then you'll need to spend big on a big SSD or maybe try a SSHD - combined SSD and HDD (eg Seagate 500GB or 1 TB).

If you got a Windows disk with the laptop, you should be able to remove the old HDD, put in the SSD (or SSHD) in it's place and then use the OS disk to put the OS onto the SSD. Then you'll need to move your data from the old HDD to the new SSD plus reinstall your programs again.

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Probably you should have examined your
by orlbuckeye / April 16, 2013 12:03 AM PDT

options before purchasing. But you have purchased and now you want to proceed.
I bought a SSD with my Windows 7 laptop and my plan was to use the SSD as my C drive (boot drive) and move the HD insto the second bay. Well I found a deal at on a 120 GB SSD Kit. The kit came with Acronis True Image and a external drive case with a USB connector. So when I received my computer I installed all the software I needed and I used Acronis to clone it. By cloning I made an exact copy of the HD and stuck it in and it booted they same but faster then the HD. So if you want to clone it would probable cost to 50.00 for an external enclosure and some cloning software. Now 50 is the high end price as you may find the software for frr on the internet. Reinstalling the OS involves using the system restore disk and the driver disk that is created when you create restore disks.

The choice is if your HDD you want to replace with the SSD has more data the the SSD drive then cloning isn't an option and you must istall do the system restore.

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Go through with it, it's a walk in the park.
by mickey45LT / April 17, 2013 1:17 PM PDT

The hard drive has nothing to do with the touch screen, it will definitely run faster. I would recommend the following drive based on my experience:

Samsung MMDPE56GTDXP - 256GB Micro SATA 1.8" SSD Hard Drive

I purchased this from them and it changes the whole experience of the laptop. You can add memory, will make processes a bit quicker, but if you want to start up faster, load programs quicker, get an SSD. The installation is plug and play just follow the maintenance guide walkthrough and you'll be ok.

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