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Swapping HDD to SSD in my Y580 Help

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August 11, 2012 6:23:03 PM

Well, the thing is it has been a while since I went into a laptop. I didn't know SSD existed until a few months ago.
I was wondering how to get the Windows OS onto a SamSung 830 128GB(plenty of space) SSD I have sitting in front of me. Not sure how I would go about it from scratch.

I read that there is a easy software that will migrate HDD data to the new SSD without any problems and instructions. Although, the comments on migrating with this software differed.

I have a Y580, I wan to use the Samsung 830 as my primary and only drive. I hope not to run into any problems/surprises. I heard that SSDs get slower over time as well as have a limited amount times they can be written on I also heard many brands are unreliable(OTZ). When it comes to Sata ad mSata I am a bit confused. I just simply put want an SSD where my HDD is with my current data on my HDDD transferred to the SSD. I have a 320GB Toshiba External Drive I have with a windows CD image and BackUps/Mirror etc on. All backed up on that external drive.

I read some guides, but I couldn't find any guides for using the SSD as my main only storage device for files, applications and the OS. I want to do it myself, save myself time money and learn. Thanks for any help guys!

My Y580:
6GB DDR3 1600mhz
Toshiba 5400RPM 750GB HDD
Intel i7 3610QM
NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 660M 2GB graphics


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August 12, 2012 7:03:00 PM

Anyone Know???
August 12, 2012 8:07:24 PM

Acronis disk director suite 11 is probably one of your best bets i have used it several times in this manner, you would have to connect both drives to a computer system, boot the disk and use the clone tool to copy the disks directly while also selecting to copy the NT signature.
August 12, 2012 8:32:56 PM

Ok thanks sounds great, was also wondering if SSD can be used as the main and only storage/booting drive?
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