How to install SSD in any laptop

How to install SSD in any laptop! [2019]

Laptops have a big disadvantage of customization when compared to a regular PC. If your laptop is slowing down, the first thing that comes to the mind is increasing the RAM. But it might not be the satisfactory solution that you are looking for. The best way is to get a SSD installed. What is SSD? How to install SSD in any laptop? Let us answer all these questions in this article.

What is a SSD(Solid State Drive):

Keeping aside the technicalities, SSD is basically a solid-state storage device which doesn’t have rotating disks or movable read-write heads. It is much better than an HDD.  It has quicker access times, low latency and is more durable than the hard drive. With all the speed and durability comes extra cost. SSD is costlier than a HDD, so going for 128GB or 255GB might suffice your needs. This is one of the secrets why Mac(Macbook/iMac) products are faster than other laptops/PC as they only use SSD now.

How to install SSD in any laptop

One of the major challenges is, not every laptop comes with an SSD slot. In this case, we still have a workaround to get SSD installed in any laptop.

How to Install SSD in any laptop:

1)  Firstly check the specifications of your laptop on the internet

Just search the specifications of your laptop and look for a M.2 Slot. If it’s specified that there is a M.2 slot then you don’t have to do too much work. Just buy a M.2 SSD which is not like the usual looking SSD rectangle body but rather looks like a RAM. The M.2 SSD fits in the motherboard of a laptop similar to the RAM.

2) M.2 slot not there? No problem. Replace the CD-Drive with SSD

If there isn’t a M.2 slot in your laptop, you can still add a SSD. In order to do that you will have to order a caddy.

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But first, we’ll have to remove the optical drive or the CD-Drive. Here’s a quick video:

Also Read : Recover deleted data from lost partition

3) Buy an SSD!

This is a pretty obvious step. But buying an SSD can be a task too. There are so many types of SSD. Which one to buy?

If you have an M.2 slot check all these out and select one depending upon your memory need->M.2 SSD

If you don’t have an M.2 slot but have a CD-Drive slot buy any of these according to the storage needs->SATA SSD

4) Install the SSD

Now that we have covered all the prerequisites that come into play before the actual installation, let us look at the actual installation.

  • Here’s a video for M.2 slot users on How to install SSD in any laptop:

 

  • For users not having the M.2 Slot:

After buying the caddy, appropriate SSD and removing the CD-Drive, it’s time to actually insert the SSD.

Check out this video-

After installing the SSD in the caddy, just one simple task remains. Just insert the SSD into the empty CD-Drive bay. Tight all the screws and you are done! Make sure that you install the operating system in the SSD itself so it boots and functions faster than it used to on HDD. High definition games also work in a better way when installed on SSD. This was all about how to install SSD in any laptop! Comment down below if you have any questions and we will surely help.

 

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AMD Expands Gaming Portfolio with New Radeon™ R7 Series Solid State Drives

India — August 19, 2014AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced a new technology partnership with OCZ Storage Solutions – A Toshiba Group Company, for AMD Radeon™-branded Solid State Drives (SSDs). Starting today, users can purchase the AMD Radeon™ R7 Series SSDs in 120GB, 240GB or 480GB capacities from their favorite online retailers.

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AMD R7 SSD

The AMD Radeon™ R7 Series SSDs are an excellent choice for gamers looking to upgrade their system’s overall responsiveness with an economical solution that puts performance and reliability front and center.

“The AMD Radeon™ brand is synonymous with performance and quality amongst PC gamers,” said Roman Kyrychynskyi, director of memory, AMD. “With the new AMD Radeon™ R7 Series SSDs powered by outstanding OCZ Storage Solutions IP, we bring that reputation to the SSD market with a series of drives that offer an ideal combination of performance, reliability and affordability—great for gamers building or upgrading a rig.”

AMD Radeon™ R7 Series SSDs are a unique solution in the OCZ Storage Solutions portfolio. As the first high performance SSDs to utilize the Toshiba Group’s latest A19 MLC NAND flash process and the proven Barefoot 3 M00 controller, the AMD Radeon™ R7 Series disks offer exemplary write endurance of 30GB/day, as well as read/write speeds of up to 550MB/s and 530MB/s, respectively. This exclusive combination of hardware also features a special anodized black housing, characteristic of the AMD Radeon™ brand.

“The new AMD Radeon™ R7 Series SSDs are built using state of the art flash and controller technology from Toshiba and OCZ,” said Alex Mei, chief marketing officer, OCZ Storage Solutions. “By combining this proprietary technology with cost-efficient price points, we can deliver a tremendous value to gamers seeking the ultimate balance of performance and endurance for the complete gamut of their desktop and mobile gaming applications.”

AMD Radeon™ R7 Series SSDs represent the next stage of AMD’s strategy to be a “one-stop shop” for consumers, with a portfolio of high-performance solutions that now includes: AMD Radeon™ graphics cards, AMD FX processors, AMD Accelerated Processing Units, AMD Radeon™ memory, processor chipsets, and more. The addition of a solid state drive makes it easier than ever for a customer to outfit their system with like-branded components both for peace of mind and reliability.

AMD Radeon™ R7 Series SSDs will be available at a starting price of $99.99 USD for the 120GB drive, and specifications for all models are as follows:

AMD Radeon™ R7 Solid State Drives

 

120GB

240GB

480GB

Seq. Read1

550 MB/s

550 MB/s

550 MB/s

Seq. Write1

470 MB/s

530 MB/s

530 MB/s

Max Random Read IOPS2 (4K QD32)

85,000

95,000

100,000

Max Random Write IOPS2 (4K QD32)

90,000

90,000

90,000

Steady-State Random3 Write IOPS (4K QD32)

12,000

20,000

23,000