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SSD for old computer
« on: February 19, 2016, 12:27:16 PM »
Hi, my NYS tax refund just arrived where I could invest in upgrading some old computers I own. I decided to buy some solid state drives (SSD) to replace the old mechanical hard drives in three old computers I own. The first new SSD arrived yesterday and I installed it in one of those computers. The performance of that old computer is amazing, just like having a new high performance machine. Everything now works almost instantaneously. I never knew that a computer could work so quickly!

IMO one of the best things you can do to turn your old machine into a speedster is to replace your hard drive with an SSD.

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Richard
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Re: SSD for old computer
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2016, 12:40:50 PM »
So....enlighten an old timer here. How much does an SSD cost and what is entailed in installation, reloading info, etc?

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Re: SSD for old computer
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2016, 02:59:09 PM »
Hi mazo, it will cost ~$80 for a 250gb SSD and mounting hardware. A SATA/USB  connection device can be purchased off eBay for ~$8. Free software on the internet (AOMEI Backupper) can clone your hard drive to the SSD.

The procedure is to clone your hard disk to the SSD that is connected to a USB port and then replace your hard disk with the SSD after the hard drive is cloned. Then its blastoff time!

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Richard
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Re: SSD for old computer
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2016, 07:46:08 PM »
Almost all laptops that have a sd slot also have an option (usually in the boot menu-) for using it as "system memory" (and thus a mini ssd)!

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Re: SSD for old computer
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2016, 12:19:07 PM »
Hi, got the second SSD for a computer in my living room today and installed it. I never though that the old computer could run that fast.

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Richard

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