Re: Intel X-25 SSD or should I stick to the HDD?
No, a Dell disk won't work if it has the drivers and such with it. NewEgg sells OEM versions but they will run you $90 or so, but a disk like that (non-branded) would work.
Using the system restore disks would work, but you would have to go back and uninstall the crapware that came on the computer to start with. As long as the disks do not rely on using a recovery partition then you are good.
Even transferring your current installation would work as long as it would fit. You would want to move everything you could back to the original disk so as to reduce wear, but it would still work.
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