Solved Upgrading from HDD to SSD Tags: Hard Drives SATA SSD Storage Product Last response: April 28, 2011 12:56 AM in Storage Share durable360 April 23, 2011 3:13:34 PM I have a Dell Precision M65 that is currently runs a SATA I HDD: http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/precn/en/... I was wondering if I could upgrade to a OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... without encountering any major compatibility problems. (Once this computer gets run to the ground, I plan on transferring the SSD to my new rig) More about : upgrading hdd ssd Best solution Ubrales a c 116 G Storage April 24, 2011 1:21:43 AM These are the disks in the computer: Primary: Serial ATA up to 120GB at 5400 RPM or 100GB at 7200 RPM Secondary: Parallel ATA, 80GB at 5400 RPM The SSD that you are considering is a SATA SSD. This means that you can swap the primary (existing) SATA hard disk with the new SSD. The way to do this is by cloning the existing SATA drive to the new SSD drive. This can be done by using Apricorn's Drivewire: http://www.apricorn.com/product_detail.php?type=family&... The instructions and procedures are very clear in the manual. (I have used this to successfully replace and upgrade hard disks from one laptop and 2 desktops). After cloning, you replace the existing SATA disk with the newly cloned SSD. Share durable360 April 28, 2011 12:54:36 AM Best answer selected by durable360. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Ubrales a c 116 G Storage April 28, 2011 12:56:51 AM Thank you! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedUpgrading Boot Drive from HDD to SSD using HDD as storage Forum SolvedUpgrading old HDD to new HDD and SSD: Windows 7 license key and other questions Forum SolvedUpgrading PSU/GPU/HDD (to an SSD) and possibly RAM for a gaming/livestreaming computer. Forum SolvedUpgrading to Windows 8. Want to make a new SSD master, and slave my old HDD. Forum SolvedUpgrading from hdd to ssd Forum SolvedUpgrading Mobo/cpu + new SSD. How do I start SSD/HDD and OS wise?? Forum SolvedUpgrading a Dynamic HDD to SSD Forum SolvedUpgrading MOB & adding SSD to PC that has 3 OS INSTALLED ON 2 HDD's, what is the best way? Forum SolvedAlready upgraded by HDD and now upgrading to SSD and keep the HDD as well Forum SolvedUpgrading to a SSD from my HDD, can I still use my retail Windows 7 on the new drive? Forum SolvedUpgrading help: HDD 7200 vs SSD Forum SolvedUpgrading from HDD to SSD on DV6 6050se Forum Upgrading to a Hybrid SSD from traditional HDD Forum Upgrading 640GB HDD TO SAMSUNG 250GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD ON PORTEGE R-835 Forum SolvedUpgrading to SSD + HDD for storage From RAID 1 HDDs Forum SolvedTo upgrade to Windows 8.1 would I have to wipe both my SSD and HDD? Forum Old Desktop HDD unable to boot properly (Win7) , upgrading to SSD soon. Forum Solvedupgrade my HDD to SSD Forum Need help with upgrading old HDD to new SSD boot drive + 2 TB HDD Storage combo Forum SolvedWould it be worth it to upgrade my RAM and HDD to an SSD in my laptop? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !