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 132 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 132 G Storage April 28, 2011 12:56:51 AM Thank you! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedUpgrading from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 8 Pro SSD+HDD what apps can I keep? Forum Solvedupgrading HDD to HDD and SSD combo - help needed Forum SolvedUpgrading from an IDE HDD to a SATA SSD and HDD Forum 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 Will upgrading my laptop's 1 TB 5400 RPM HDD to an SSD make a difference in performance Forum SolvedUpgrading help: HDD 7200 vs SSD Forum Upgrading HDD to larger size SSD problems Forum Upgrading HDD to SSD for my Netbook Forum SolvedUpgrading from HDD to SSD on DV6 6050se Forum upgrading HDD to SSD - windows 7 help needed Forum SolvedUpgrading to SSD + HDD for storage From RAID 1 HDDs Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !