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I want to install a new solid state drive (SSD) on my laptop. How will i know if the SSD will be compatible with my laptop?

Download more RAM. 🐏 ⨉ 0Posted by Some Guy 3 years ago 🕓 Posted at 06 February, 2019 14:56 PM PST

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You have taken a very good decision. Though I've never upgraded any of my laptops with an SSD, a friend of mine has. And the boot speed, restart speed, along with a number of other speeds (no, porn will still be played with the same speed) have increased manifold as compared to even more advanced laptop models. Unlike other components like the processor, motherboard, or the graphics card -- the storage is actually easy to upgrade in a laptop to SSD.

To answer your compatibility question: Nowadays, most laptops come with 2.5-inch hard drives. So, unless your laptop is like 15 years old, you are going to face no troubles whatsoever. Laptops that come with SSDs often come with 1.8-inch connectors, but you probably don't have a laptop of that kind because those already have SSDs.

You can purchase any 2.5-inch SSD and it will fit just well. All you need is a screwdriver to open your laptop. It's a very easy process. If you have a very thin laptop like an Ultrabook, you will need to hunt for a 7mm or less SSD. That's the thickness, not the connector size. So, you can get a 7mm thick (or thin?) 2.5-inch SSD for an Ultrabook.

Now, backup all your data. That goes without saying. Make good use of cloud storage devices to store documents, pictures, etc. You can use Dropbox (2GB), Google Drive (15GB), OneDrive (5GB), or Box (10GB). I use all three, one for documents, one for work, one for music, and one for client files. Move your executables and movies to a flash drive or use a backup tool-enabled portable drive.

A SATA to USB adapter can be used to clone your drive. This is faster than reinstalling the OS and all the apps before transferring all the files too. Connect the SSD to the adapter through a USB port. Now, use a cloning software (copy-paste won't do, partitions and boot spaces need to be preserved) like Norton Ghost, Arvonis True Image, or Paragon Drive Copy. These are paid products. ShadowCopy, XXClone, MiniTool, etc. are among some free tools. Once this is done (or if you went with the earlier, long process of backing everything up), it is time to open your laptop.

Unscrew the laptop. Get the panel off. Pull the HDD out very gently. It will be covered with a metallic wrap. There might be a connector involved, so check for that and unplug it. Now, using any connectors (if any), install the SSD in the exact same place. You'll be good to go.

If you went with the first process of backing up, then you'll now need to reinstall Windows using a flash drive and then paste stuff from the external storage you used. Also, set up sync for any cloud storage service and install the rest of the necessary apps. If you went with the second option, you will be all set and ready to use your faster system now. Have fun with the higher speeds!

Download more RAM. 🐏 ⨉ 0Posted by roxblade 3 years ago 🕓 Posted at 16 March, 2019 10:19 AM PDT

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Before installing the SSD to computer, we need to know more about how to pick a situable SSD to the computer. The performance of the SSD is influenced by different factors, like the interface, NAND flash memory type, capacity, etc.. Besides, 4K alignment will also influence the performace of the SSD. Here introduces many knowledges about how to choose a suitable SSD for computer and SSD related knowledge and how to install SSD in laptop and desktop. Hope it can help you solve the problem. 


Download more RAM. 🐏 ⨉ 0Posted by Yellow101 1 year ago 🕓 Posted at 20 June, 2021 23:52 PM PDT

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