Solid State Drive Installation


  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit sp1
       #1

    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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  2. Posts : 1,533
    Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
       #2

    marym1 said:
    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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  3. Posts : 35
    Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit
       #3

    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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  4. whs
    Posts : 26,210
    Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
       #4

    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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  5. Posts : 8
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit sp1
    Thread Starter
       #5

    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.
    Last edited by marym1; 13 Oct 2013 at 10:43.
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