How to replace HDD with an SSD


  1. Posts : 14
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    How to replace HDD with an SSD


    Hi,

    I have been using 3.5 inch 500 GB HDDs & have never used an SSD.

    I clone my 500 GB HDD every night using Acronis software so I have a spare HDD in case something goes wrong.

    Now I want to buy Western Digital Blue 500 GB SSD.

    My question is would I be able to clone it just like regular HDD ? Meaning I will have to make this new SSD as a slave drive & clone it from my HDD so I will have a new bootable SDD with OS & data from old HDD ?

    Thank You
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       #2

    yes
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
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    dan99t said:
    I have been using 3.5 inch 500 GB HDDs & have never used an SSD.
    ....Now I want to buy Western Digital Blue 500 GB SSD.
    My question is would I be able to clone it just like regular HDD ?
    Yes. The Western Digital Blue SSD is a 2.5" SATA drive and is used exactly like any other SATA drive, HDD or SSD.
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    Please edit your profile with ALL your hardware specs. It will help us to help you
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  5. Posts : 14
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    Thread Starter
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    Thank You. Really appreciate it
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  7. Posts : 465
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    dan99t said:

    Now I want to buy Western Digital Blue 500 GB SSD.
    you have to be very careful in which WD Blue 500 GB SSD you get.
    if you have an older computer, you want to get the "SATA" SSD kind, not the one with NAND or M2 as those may not fit in older PCs

    something like this one (part no. WDS500G3B0A)
    Amazon.com
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