Well you have to look at the slots available. I've added SSD's to the last 2 laptops I've owned going back to 2009, Today alot of laptops come with M.2 SSD slots for M.2 SSD which are similar in size with memory cards. The laptop I bought in 2009 was a big one and it has 2 2.5 drive slots. I bought it with the intention of adding a SSD. After receving the system I installed all the software and then I used Acronis True Image cloning software. I bought a kit with the SSD and it came with a USB external case to use for the destination SSD. I just kept the HD were is was and put the SSD in the external case. I cloned the HD to the SSD. I then popped the HD out and put the SSD in the slot and it booted and everything was fine. I actually cloned the HD that I moved to the 2nd bay also. It was a 750 ML and i added a 1 TB hd. My newest PC came with A 256 SSD and a 1TB drive. I purchased a 1 TB SSD and replaced the 256 gb SSD. I added the 750 GB drive from the other PC after formatting and I put the the old 256 SSD in case and use as external.
SO the 2 PC i've added SSD's
PC 1 came with 750 HD. I added 256 SSD and moved the 750 GB HD to second bay then replace it with a cloned 1 TB
PC 2 came with 256 M.2 GB SSD (OS) and 1 TB HD. I cloned the 256 to a 1 TB M.2 SSD left the 1 TB as is and added a 750 GB HD. This machine can have up to 4 drives (if I remove the Optical drive) 3 drives with the optical.
The number one thing you need to do is see how many Drive bays it has. Then see if it has a slot for a M.2 drive. If there is only one slot 1TB or 500 GB SSD's are way cheaper than when I purchased. You will see a noticeable speed difference.
Edited by orlbuckeye, 11 April 2017 - 12:40 PM.