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Old 08-10-2016, 01:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Possible Upgrade from HDD to SSD in Acer Laptop

As it says on the tin. I know the general benefits to going to SSD over HDD, which is why I'm considering it.

I want to know two things, but before that here's my Laptop's specs:

Acer Aspire E1-771-6496
i5-3230M 2.60GHz (3.2GHz overclocked)
6GB DDR3 RAM
500GB HDD
WIN10 (Upgraded from WIN7)

What I want to know:

1) Are there SSDs made for Aspire laptops?
2) Can I copy the data from HDD boot drive (including the OS) to the new SSD?


A little backstory: The reason why I'm seriously considering this is because last Christmas my Computer decided that then was the perfect time to have a stroke and my copy of WIN7 got corrupted.

DAMN YOU PAVLOV!!!


I had no means of backing up my data because I was caught completely unawares. Now, 8 months later, I am determined to have that never happen again!
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1. Looks like it's just a standard 2.5" HDD in there, so any 2.5" SSD should work.
2. Yes, you can use cloning software such as CloneZilla, Acronis, and EaseUS
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1. Looks like it's just a standard 2.5" HDD in there, so any 2.5" SSD should work.
2. Yes, you can use cloning software such as CloneZilla, Acronis, and EaseUS
What brand of SSDs would you recommend?
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Samsung 850 EVO.

I have a 500GB 850 EVO in my laptop as well as my desktop. Both work perfect.
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I've been using Macrium's Reflect as of late, fantastic piece of software. You can clone straight from your usual OS without having to boot off a live USB or anything, and it's worked 100% of the time for the last 10 copies I've done with it, with some optimisation for moving from hdd to ssd built in. Also only copies used sectors, so saves time over a block-by-block clone.
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Samsung 850 EVO.

I have a 500GB 850 EVO in my laptop as well as my desktop. Both work perfect.
+1, I have it too and everything works good.
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