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Old 09-11-2012, 11:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do I remove the HDD and install a SSD from our new laptop please?

Hi again!

After waiting over one year, I just found a killer deal on this laptop:

ASUS K55A-BI5093B Laptop Computer - 3rd generation Intel Core i5-3210M 2.5GHz, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, 15.6" Display, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

I would like to remove the 500gb HDD and install an Intel Cherryville 180gb SSD.

Two questions:

1. I believe I will see a marked improvement in speed and performance by installing a SSD in the place of the HDD. Am I correct in assuming I will see a wonderful difference?

2. How exactly do I accomplish this feat? I've done it lots of times on desktops, but never on a laptop.

Can you please help me?

Thank you,


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Old 09-11-2012, 11:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: How do I remove the HDD and install a SSD from our new laptop please?

Posted in your other topic. You don't need 2 topics on the same subject:
Laptop: MSI GT70 2OC-059us | i7-4700MQ | 16GB | GTX 770m | 500GB SSD / 750GB HDD | 17.3" | Win10 Pro
Desktop: 4690k | 12GB g.Skill RipJaws | GTX 970 | 520hx | Z87X-UD4H | Corsair Vengeance C70 | Corsair H110 | Acer 25" | Acer 22" | Win10
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