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Windows 7: Can't Boot Windows 7 BSOD

21 Apr 2014   #41
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Any SSD will fit your Inspiron 560. If you tell me what size SSD you want and what your budget is, I'll be glad to make some proposals.

You can get a 60GB SSDs for around $50, 120GB for around $70, 240GB for around $90 and 500GB for around $280.

If you use it only for the OS, 60GB or 120GB would be plenty. My 3 desktops run on 60GB models since years and I never ran out of space. Only need a little easy 'tuning'.


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22 Apr 2014   #42
thinkbig

Windows 7
 
 

I probably didn't unzip the diagnostics correctly before burning to the dvd. I will proceed with the directions to load it onto a memory stick.

Yes, I would appreciate some recommendations for an ssd as I know nothing about them. I think I will order it, because it will
take a few days to get it. In the meantime I can test my current HD and if it turns out to be good I can always return it, although it seems like it would be good to replace it anyway if the SSD will make the PC run faster. It looks like that it is the issue anyway, just need to make sure the HD is the only issue and the system will work once replaced??

These are the stats for data size I found on my current HD when going to set the partition to active:

Partition 1 OEM 39 MB Offset 31 kb
Partition 2 Primary 14GB offset 40 mb
Partition 3 Primary 581 GB offset 14 GB

So it looks like 60 GB would do it, or does it pay to get the 120 just to be sure?
The prices that were mentioned seem very reasonable for both sizes, not much more than replacing with a regular HD.

Please point me to anything else that would be needed, I know an adapter was mentioned, and as I understand it I can use the cables from the drive I'm replacing?

Will I need to reload the operating system, or will I be able to use a system image that I have on an external drive?
I've never replaced a HD before.

Thanks again everyone!!
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22 Apr 2014   #43
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You don't need an adaptor. The Velcro dots work fine. The only other bit you need is a 6Gb Sata cable. The additional power cable should be on your PSU.
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22 Apr 2014   #44
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I just mentioned the adapter as an option, but also mentioned Velcro. It works just as well. In fact, I have one of my rigs with the SSD attached by Velcro. It works very well that way.
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22 Apr 2014   #45
thinkbig

Windows 7
 
 

Great, so please point me to one(s) online that you would recommend purchasing. I will order it ASAP! $50 - $70 plus or minus a few would work fine. Thanks!
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22 Apr 2014   #46
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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22 Apr 2014   #47
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

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22 Apr 2014   #48
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This 120GB Mushkin is a great deal. I also have the 240GB Mushkin (besides the 60GB). They are great SSDs. And their sevice is exceptional. They once replaced a bit within 24 hours when it was already more than 1 year beyond the end of warrenty. All they wanted is a copy of the original order.
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22 Apr 2014   #49
thinkbig

Windows 7
 
 

So I put the mushkin in my cart. Just want to make sure I understand... this goes where the HD is now and it comes with Velcro to mount it?? Also, looking at the 6Gb Sata cables, they come in different angles?? Will any one of them work?
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22 Apr 2014   #50
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

You will need to buy some Velcro. Just a small pack is all you need and have plenty left over. As for the angled cables, they come straight and angled. You will have to look inside your case to see if the angled ones will work. It will depend on where you place the SSD. I would buy straight ones if you are going to put it on the floor. Look for straight to straight ones.
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