How to Change and Install an SSD Drive in Your Laptop – Easily

If you want change and install an SSD Hard Drive on a Laptop or Laptop, and you don’t know how to do it, here we will explain the necessary steps to perform the procedure quickly and safely.

SSD technology has far surpassed the previous disk standard mechanical HDD, so it is very common today to want to replace these old units with newer and faster ones. It is also an alternative to recover that old laptop that we have in disuse due to its low performance.

What is an SSD?

In short, a solid state drive is a new model of hard disk, which has no moving partsTherefore, it will not be affected by sudden movements, but on the other hand it is more sensitive to electrical fluctuations.

So you must take special care when connecting your computer, that it is in a suitable socket and that it works correctly. SSD drives They are currently being used to replace the old mechanical discs, due to the high refresh rates, they serve in many ways and in a better way.

When we install an SSD disk, we must be clear that these they use different software, so we will have to update the Drivers of our equipment so that it installs those of this new unit. In this way we will not have incompatibility problems.

What considerations should I take before buying an SSD?

Given that an SSD disk is a solid state unit that works as a substitute or fulfills the task of a hard disk with the particularity that it does not use mechanical components but is responsible for saving the data on microchips, the consideration that you must have when time to buy an SSD is that it has a minimum storage of 500 Mbytes per second, this in terms of data transfer. You can find very cheap SSD disks with storage under 500 Mbytes but it should be noted that it is not worth spending money on a disk with these characteristics.

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How can I get my data from HDD to SSD?

If you are working with Windows on your computer and you want to change from HDD to SSD, what you should do is defragment the hard drive so as not to lose the information you have on the PC. After defragmenting the hard drive you have to clone and change the hard drive to SSD to be able to make the change from HDD to the new SSD without losing any information.

What is the correct way to adapt an SSD disk to a laptop?

To adapt an SSD disk to a laptop without running any kind of risk, what you must do is connect the SSD to a box that allows you to use any unit with the USB port. When connecting the box to the laptop through the USB port the SSD will be transforming into an external and removable hard drive.

How can I change the boot disk on my laptop

More than changing the boot disk in a laptop, what is done is changing the boot sequence of the same. To do so you have to enter the BIOS menu and search for the boot to be able to select the boot order and sequence that you want to select for the laptop.

How to install an SSD Hard Drive in a Laptop?

On most laptops the procedure is the same, on the one hand you must have at least one flat screwdriver and one with grooves to remove the screws. First you must turn the laptop in such a way that the base is facing upwards, in the corners of the cover you will find several screws as well as in the center.

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Some laptops have several covers, you can try to remove some by see which one has the HDD. In some laptop models there is only one cover, so to remove it you will have to first remove all the screws and then with the flat screwdriver gently open the sides. You can have a little lever but be careful not to use too much force.

Once the cover is removed, you will see all the components of the laptop, or if in your case you just removed the cover that protects the hard drive, you will see the HDD unit nothing else. In either case, we will have to note that the hard drive is fixed to the computer chassis with some screws. We must remove them and then with the hand pull very gently on the disk to remove it from the Sata connector.

Later we must hold the SSD disk and place it in the same position as the old disk, taking care not to damage the connectors. Then we can fasten it with the same screws that the other one had. In case the SSD does not bring how to adjust it, we can remove it from the HDD. In some laptop models, we can connect the HDD as a secondary disk.

Finally, after having it adjusted and ready, we will have to replace the cover and adjust it with the screws and the change will be ready. With this we can move on to install a clean operating system to get the most out of the new SSD.

What is the use of installing an SSD to my laptop?

The so-called SSD or solid state disks, they were characterized since their release by the high speed they have to read and write data, so using them on our laptop can give it a second life.

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Compared to HDDs, the speeds are abysmal, some SSDs have three times the speed of a high-end HDD, so even the lowest cost ones are a good investment, you don’t even need to spend 80 euros for these models. So it is also an economical option, it is important to know how to buy them and not get confused and buy a high speed HDD.

Another thing that can help us change to an SSD is to play deliveries where the maps are very large and the disk has to load too many textures, since the load times are very fast in these units, playing will become a new experience.

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