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Windows 7: Solid State Drive Installation

13 Oct 2013   #1
marym1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit sp1
 
 
Solid State Drive Installation

Hello,

I want to install a Samsung or Kingston solid state drive in my Desktop PC. Thing the worries me is that SSD comes in 3 different sizes. I will connect it using the SATA ports, But how do I find out which size of SSD drive to buy.

Q: Is it neccessary to re-install windows after connecting the SSD.


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13 Oct 2013   #2
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marym1 View Post
Hello,

I want to install a Samsung or Kingston solid state drive in my Desktop PC. Thing the worries me is that SSD comes in 3 different sizes. I will connect it using the SATA ports, But how do I find out which size of SSD drive to buy.

Q: Is it neccessary to re-install windows after connecting the SSD.
I use a 2.5 inch Crucial SSD in my main system. 2.5 inch will be small in a normal hard drive caddy, but you can line up the screw holes and screw it in. Or, you can buy a 2.5 inch to 3.5 inch bay converter like this one: Amazon.com: SILVERSTONE SDP08 3.5 to 2 X 2.5-Inch Bay Converter: Computers & Accessories
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13 Oct 2013   #3
md2lgyk

Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Have you tried going to the SSD manufacturers' websites? They probably have some sort of wizard that will tell you which of their SSDs will work in your specific make and model of desktop.
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13 Oct 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

SSDs with a 2.5" form factor fit most everywhere. As far as capacity is concerned, 120GB or 250GB are the most common now.

For the installation, have a look here: SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
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13 Oct 2013   #5
marym1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit sp1
 
 

Ok Thank You.

Problem solved.

Md2lgyk, I did search online, My comp is from 2007, I didn't find any Info on this. Thanks Still.
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