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Windows 7: SSD for Asus Laptop

16 Jan 2013   #11
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by greebal View Post
I have an Asus g73jh laptop with 2 hdd's about 2.5 yrs old,
would like to replace 1 hdd with an SSD for obvious reasons.

I am looking at getting a Samsung 128GB 840 Pro

Any advice appreciated.
Just be sure the SSD is the same thickness as the HDD you are removing. Some are a bit thicker than others and can cause a problem closing the case.


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16 Jan 2013   #12
indianacarnie

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by greebal View Post
I reckon I am ok with 128
the advice I am looking for would be do I need to update the bios or do anything other
or can I just fit and go.
Shouldn't have to, I didn't but thats me. I pretty much just opened the machine and plugged the new drive in. Make sure you dis-connect the second drive first and take the battery out first of all lol. Took me all of 10 minutes maybe on my G74Sx. You MIGHT consider seeing if theres a firmware update for the ssd after you get everything back to working.
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16 Jan 2013   #13
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

I just installed a 128 Gb Samsung 840 Pro in my PC and I love it. With 128 Gbs, you should have plenty of room to install your all your programs, at least I do. But then I don't have a lot of games.
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16 Jan 2013   #14
indianacarnie

 

I agree about the room. Moved most of my data files to another drive before the switch..... and now I have 99.25gb free on a 128(119.14) drive.
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16 Jan 2013   #15
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

The physical dimensions are the most important things to look at, but as the Samsung is the standard laptop size (7mm thick) I don't believe you will have any issues. Some SSD's were physically too big for some laptops early on, but now for the most part, they are either 9.5mm or 7mm thick. The Samsung 840 Pro is one of the best out there currently.

Your BIOS shouldn't need updating to work with an SSD, but I do recommend a clean install of Windows 7. I would go to the manufacturers website and download all the newest drivers for your laptop and have them on a USB drive so you don't have to hunt them down after the install. Also, I wouldn't allow the laptop to connect to the internet until you have those drivers installed so it doesn't get any generic drivers from Microsoft during Windows Updates.
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17 Jan 2013   #16
greebal

7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks to all for your comments,
I will be clean installing W7.

Not that important
but how to know which HDD to remove.
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17 Jan 2013   #17
Parman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Is one hard drive your OS and one your data?
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17 Jan 2013   #18
braddersz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

More then likley the Hard Drive Bays will be labled 1 and 2.

1 - Should be OS
2 Should be DATA.

Assuming thats how you have the drives set up. Unless your using a Raid?
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17 Jan 2013   #19
indianacarnie

 

Probably the one on the left. NOT the one with a cable! (I'm assuming your G series is similar to mine)
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