Upgrading optical C drive to SSD

April 17, 2011 at 18:33:23
Specs: Windows 7
I'd like to replace my 7200rpm C drive with a 128GB solid state drive. Running Windows 7 on a Dell 8100 so I don't have a WIN7 install disc. How would I go about creating an image of my C drive and putting it onto a SSD? I plan to use a SATA SSD and would consider using a 2.5" drive, if that is the easiest way to go. Thanks!

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April 17, 2011 at 18:35:51
FYI: Win 7 may (or may not) balk at the change(s) in hardware. See if you can round up an install disc first before attempting this.

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April 17, 2011 at 19:48:07
Why don't you have restore disks? Are you the original owner?

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April 18, 2011 at 05:36:20
Dell has several 8100 models, laptops & desktops. It would help to know which one you're working with along with the rest of the system specs. Personally, I don't think SSDs are worth the premium. I realize they're faster, have no moving parts, etc, but $200+ for a mere 128GB? That's not a heck of a lot of storage space, especially if it's the only HDD.

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April 18, 2011 at 06:06:35
Have you thought about cloning the old drive to new.

Recently, I used Todo http://www./disk-copy/

I cloned my 3 partitions to a drive in a usb enclosure, removed it from the enclosure, stuck it in the pc & started straight away.

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.

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April 18, 2011 at 08:38:23
Some SSD drives (Crucial for example) include imaging software as part of the package.

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