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SSD upgrade to Acer Aspire 5584WXMI

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March 18, 2013 10:10:16 PM

Greetings,

I am looking forward to upgrade my laptop Hard Disk (ATA) to Solid State Drive.

I don't know if I had googled it wrongly, but I have tried to find a specific answer and I couldn't find it.

So here are my questions:

1.Can I upgrade my laptop's Hard Disk Drive to Solid State Drive?
2.Which brand of Sold State Drive can be installed into my laptop?
3.What are the steps that I should be aware of before I made the purchase of the Solid State Drive?
4.What are the best software to clone the whole old hard disk to new hard disk that includes all the files and operating system?

I am grateful to have anyone spare their time to guide me through this.

Thank you.

(sorry I just found out it was ATA, not SATA.)
March 18, 2013 10:35:51 PM

Depends on your computer. Because the hard drive is bigger then the Solid State Drive. I don't think you can upgrade it.
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March 18, 2013 10:50:32 PM

If your current drive is a SATA drive then you should be able to upgrade the drive (from a quick look at the specs it appears as though it is). Before attempting to clone the drive you should make sure you are not copying (cloning) more data than the SSD can store. For optimal performance you need to have at least 10% of the SSD as free space after you clone it. Any brand of SSD should work in your laptop as most, if not all, are 2.5" drives. I recently upgraded my wife's laptop HDD to a Samsung 840 120 GB SSD and used the data migration software (you may have to download it as I did to get the latest version) to clone the drive. After installing the SSD the computer booted as it should (only faster). I would not recommend a drive any smaller than 120GB. Samsung has a great reputation for their SSD drives. I also use Intel drives in my laptop and desktop computers.
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