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RE: Buying an SSD to upgrade a 4yo laptop

admars (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 26th November 2020, 07:18

RE: Buying an SSD to upgrade a 4yo laptop

marksparks999 (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 26th November 2020, 21:12

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"depends what you use it for, what OS, and if it's on the internet or not :)"

Its got Windows 2000 on it... to be honest not sure if it connects to interweb, as hasn't been switched on at least a couple of years, as the youngest nicked my laptop!

I think a project for weekend... get a vacuum on it give it a clean, and then power it up

RE: Buying an SSD to upgrade a 4yo laptop

admars (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 26th November 2020, 21:58

if it's not going on the internet, and it ain't broke... :)

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RE: Buying an SSD to upgrade a 4yo laptop

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Friday, 27th November 2020, 09:20

I think you need at least Windows 7 for SSD support.


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RE: Buying an SSD to upgrade a 4yo laptop

alfie noakes (Elite) posted this on Friday, 27th November 2020, 11:01

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"I think you need at least Windows 7 for SSD support."

I did put a SSD in a Windows XP machine but this was years ago and maybe an 'old' SSD was suitable for an old operating system.

RE: Buying an SSD to upgrade a 4yo laptop

sj (Elite) posted this on Friday, 27th November 2020, 12:08

It may be possible but without the OS supporting 'TRIM', they had no understanding of how the lifespan of SSD's work so their life could be reduced.

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RE: Buying an SSD to upgrade a 4yo laptop

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Friday, 27th November 2020, 12:20

I think an SSD can self-trim, but it has to be idle for a certain period of time, and the OS can often get in the way of that.

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RE: Buying an SSD to upgrade a 4yo laptop

admars (Elite) posted this on Friday, 27th November 2020, 21:49

well, the hardest bit of that was getting the case apart without breaking anything :( good old youtube videos showed me to remove the 2 rubber feet by the monitor hinges to get the 2 screws I had missed :(

I used Macrium free which Ste mentioned previously as when i went to the ADATA site to dl the SSD tool, that was linked to as well, and I read that the free version of easeus can still be used to make images, but not clone.

took a little while to make the clone, but that may be because the enclosure I used was a cheap usb 2.0 one I had as a "spare" :)

plugged it all in switched on, booted into Win 10 no problem, was worried it wouldn't find OS and I'd have to mess around with a boot disk to fix that.

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