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Windows 7: Upgrade to SSD on Lenovo G500 laptop

24 Mar 2014   #41
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Here's one thought, a silicon case to use with a cable like Steve linked to.
StarTech HDDSLEV25 HDD Accessory - Newegg.com

EDIT: The link Steve has for the Amazon protective cover is better.

I have two of these external enclosures, they are light weight and pocket-sized.
Amazon.com: Kingwin 2.5-Inch USB 2.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure - Aluminium, ATK-25U-BK (Black): Computers & Accessories


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24 Mar 2014   #42
essenbe

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

Gary, I like the one you linked except, I would (and think Greg would) prefer USB 3.0. That said, maybe Kingwin has a USB 3.0 version.

EDIT: Gary, I just looked again at the one you have and the pictures clearly show a USB 3.0 cable connection. Is it that way? If so, that would be a good choice. It would only need a usb 3.0 cable, is that right?
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24 Mar 2014   #43
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For travel I would use a little enclosure. They come in real slim. Use a USB3 enclosure if you have a USB3 port.
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24 Mar 2014   #44
gregrocker

 

Thanks, guys. Your suggestions have kept me busy.

I liked the price on these until I read the reviews: Amazon.com: Tool Free Screw-Less ORICO 2588US3 USB 3.0 2.5-inch External Hard Drive Enclosure Adapter Case for SATA Drive: Computers & Accessories.

I could use a $10 Rakuten credit to get this almost free with free shipping: Protronix USB 3.0 Hard Drive Enclosure for 2.5" SATA HDD, Black - Rakuten.com Shopping but it doesn't say SATA III and has pretty bad reviews on several sites too.

This one seems more solid with a better plug design and great reviews: Amazon.com: [Optimized For SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Inateck 2.5 Inch USB 3.0 Hard Drive Disk HDD External Enclosure Case with usb 3.0 Cable for 9.5mm 7mm 2.5" SATA HDD and SSD, Tool-free HDD Installation, Compatible With Windows 2000/ XP /Vista/ 7.

Since I can match all specs with a decent protective case and get the cable included, I'm leaning away from the original idea of just a simple sleeve and cable which have to be bought separately, might only be a little less bulky but with no travel protection.


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24 Mar 2014   #45
essenbe

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

They all look pretty good, Greg. Let us know how you get along with whichever one you decide on. Free is a good price.
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24 Mar 2014   #47
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Looks like a good deal. Let's hope it works. But don't expect 5Gb/sec transfer rate. I have never seen that in real.
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24 Mar 2014   #48
essenbe

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

Looks good, Greg. I think they both look good, I hope the free one works out for you.
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25 Mar 2014   #49
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

That Protronix one looks a bit thick. The Inateck unit looks nice.
Steve, the ones I have are only USB 2.0.
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25 Mar 2014   #50
essenbe

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

Quote:
That Protronix one looks a bit thick. The Inateck unit looks nice.
Steve, the ones I have are only USB 2.0.
Gary, this picture is from the link you provided of the ones you have. What is this for? The ones you have look rather nice.

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