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Upgrading hard drive to SSD


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#1 jt233

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 02:32 PM

Hello I have a Dell Studio 1749 laptop and would like to upgrade the Hard drive to an SSD so that it will startup quicker as well as open programs quicker. I've been searching online but don't know which ones will fit in a laptop or if there is a special type I should get. Also I would like to know how it connects to the motherboard? Right now it has a 500gb HDD the cpu is a 2.7ghz i5 and it has 4gb ram.

Any suggestions?

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#2 TheJokerz

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 02:52 PM

You can get a regular ssd and replace it with the one that is in there.  If you wanted to keep the 500gb you could get an adapter to replace the cd/dvd drive.

 

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 04:50 PM

You can get a regular ssd and replace it with the one that is in there.  If you wanted to keep the 500gb you could get an adapter to replace the cd/dvd drive. I would be getting an ssd of the same size or larger than my current drive.
 
Hoppe this helps!

So you mean any SSD I buy will fit in the laptop? Also when it come to reloading windows I can just clone the drive to the ssd through usb dock. And then that way when I put it in the laptop I don't need to reinstall all my programs and documents right?

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Posted 16 June 2016 - 06:35 AM

Yes the SSD will fit in the laptop / or if it has outer casing which some do.

And you can Clone the Old OS to the new SSD if it comes with a CD Software to do so , or you can use MiniToolPartition Wizard to do the Clone - via the Usb docking station and then swap over and boot.



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Posted 16 June 2016 - 07:07 AM

And, some laptops even have a 2nd internal hard-drive bay.  My 2nd HD is disabled in Control Panel/Device Mgr until backup time.


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Posted 17 June 2016 - 02:25 AM

If this is the same as yours ,  as Roland suggested it may have Dual Drives .

http://www.dell.com/us/dfh/p/studio-17/pd






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