Solved Upgrading from HDD to SSD Tags: Hard Drives Sata SSD Storage 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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution Ubrales 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. | Report abuse durable360 April 28, 2011 12:54:36 AM Best answer selected by durable360. | Report abuse Ubrales April 28, 2011 12:56:51 AM Thank you! | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Upgrading from HDD to SSD> Related ressources: ForumUpgrading HP Envy 4-1030 SSD/HDD to SSD/SSD ForumUpgrading Netbook HDD-SSD & Ram ForumUpgrading Netbook HDD-SSD & Ram ForumUpgrading to Unformatted SSD from Potentially Dying HDD ForumUpgrading to SSD + HDD for storage From RAID 1 HDDs ForumHDD Raid 0 Upgrade to SSD ForumLenovo Y580 (want to upgrade HDD to SSD vertex 4) advise ForumCPU upgrade or HDD to SSD ? ForumStorage upgrade [ HDD vs SSD ] ForumUpgraded to ssd and now hdd wont recognize? ForumUpgrades hdd to ssd AND XP to win 8 ForumSSD vs HHD vs RAID0 HDD ForumHDD -> SSD upgrade, need to rebuy windows? ForumSSD / HDD Question ForumSSD and Win 7 upgrade from HDD and Vista ForumLenovo Y580 16gb SSD mSATA+1TB HDD On Windows 8 64-bit ForumIn win 8, how to change permission and copy files from ssd to hdd ForumTo RAID or not to RAID, backup advice. ForumMy computer wont work with new HDD? ForumRecommendations for a fairly priced USB 3.0 external HDD for backup? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !