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Upgrade 5400RPM drive to SSD

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February 2, 2012 8:36:40 PM

Hello,

I have recently purchase my H dv7t-6b00

It came with 750GB Sata 5400RPM. I am willing to upgrade it to Seagate Momentus XT 750 GB 7200RPM.

Can someone please tell me how can I do this?

Is it quite simple like I will just create backup disks & then install Seagate Momentus XT 750 GB 7200RPM or SSD in my DV7 & restore data on that SSD/Seagate Momentus XT 750 GB 7200RPM

Or should I go with some cloning software?

Any help is highly appreciated.

Best Regards
February 2, 2012 10:32:14 PM

You will need
1.) http://www.easeus.com/product.htm free (preferrably the bootable CD)
2.) A USB cradle/disk to connect your new drive via usb/esata/firewire to your computer (usb works best in my opinion) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or similar (just picked this randomly)
3.) About 6-10 hours of time to a complete drive clone

Dowload the cd, burn to disk. Restart computer, boot from the cd. Attach the USB cradle/cable to the computer, do a complete OS clone (6-10 hours for bit by bit clone). When that is done powerdown the computer, remove the power cable and battery, remove old HDD and install the new HDD. No reinstalling needed.
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February 2, 2012 10:43:21 PM

If you have another computer, you can install a drive in there for the purposes of making the clone.
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