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How To Video: Replace your computer's main hard drive with an SSD

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How To Video: Replace your computer's main hard drive with an SSD

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Replacing your computer's hard drive with an SSD is the most satisfying upgrade, in many cases--it's like getting yourself a new high-end computer without actually paying for one.

Hello. We have a computer (??) right now. Start (refer?) for example. Take forever to load that is unacceptable. Now few years ago, I will tell you go ahead and buy a new computer. This time however have something else SSD. Hello. My name is (Dugal?) and today and show you how to migrate your computer's hard drive to a (??) drive. Okay. To do this a few thing you need. First an SSD. Just go out there and get the one that is the most affordable for the amount you need. The most important thing however you need to get an SSD that have capacity that is more than the amount of existing data you have on the computer. Before the demo though I used that one that is 240 gig. (Why?) it (??) the last one where you can have more right? The second you need is a piece of software to (clone?) the hard drive. I used the (Arconiz?) True image. The reason because this is a very (??) software and is can do more than just cloning but you can use any (??) that is released on or after 2007th. For example here I use (??), 11 which is released in 2011. We got a one version we use. They all shed the same cloning function which can be accessed from the tools menu. Now the third thing you need is an adapter USB 2 SATA. If you have a Seagate (Go flick?) hard drive you can actually use the adapter part of the drive (for the drop?) and the last thing you need is a screw driver. Now let's start with the project. First you hook the SSD to the adapter and then you plug it in to the USB port of the computer. Now on the computer you run the (??) image. To see the software unloaded and you just pick on tools and clone disk. And then click next. Now you're gonna (software?) to do the job automatically so you pick this option and then this (??) step. Make sure you choose the (??) hard disk is the main hard drive of the computer and then click next. And now of course you pick the destination hard disk as the one which is plugged in through the USB port. And if the new drive has some partition on data on it. The software would ask you to delete partition and you will to do that. Make sure though you do not delete your important information and then you pick next. Now show the window we show the result when the cooling process is finished. You click next. Make sure you see that it is (??) exactly the same. You click next. And then click proceed. Now the software when asked you to restart the machine for the cloning process to start. You go ahead with the reboot and then after that the computer when asked to restart. Now this would take sometime after an hour depending on how much data you have on the computer. So I suggest you go ahead and do something like running on blog (??), I'll call you (mob?) or maybe not. It could take you more than an hour and now it is done. Just press any button and the computer will shut down. It is now time for us to replace the hard drive with the SSD physically. Now the hard drive the most of the laptop can be replaced very easily with this down for example it take only two (screw?) for the hard drive to come out and there you go. Now here is a hard drive of my Dell. It is now no more in service. Now I take the SSD now off the adapter and I will put it back here and now I'm going to put the SSD (??) clone earlier into the computer. And now the moment of truth I'm on the computer on it is now running the SSD and it would notice how much faster it boots off. And there you go and let's see how much faster to start it load all right. There you go much faster and now if you're still losing I can help you. For more in depth information check out the right up version of how to that you can also find links to software and other option of (??) and so on and don't forget to follow me on my Facebook page or Twitter. You can ask me question that if you want to (??) problem. Once again my name is (Dugal?) and this has been the CNET on how to migrate your computer from hard drive to (??) drive.

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