I've built a bunch of desktops in my days, but never really messed around with the internals on my laptop. Bought this thing 4 years ago, and it's still decent spec, so I'm looking to upgrade to an SSD and gain some retrieval speed.
My laptop has USB 2.0 ports, no USB 3. So I'm looking at buying these:
[VIDEO]http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KFAGCUM/]Amazon.com: Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 2.5" 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal Solid State Drive CT512MX100SSD1: Computers & Accessories[/VIDEO]
[VIDEO]http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C981DDY/]Amazon.com : Easy Laptop Install Kit for 2.5-inch SSD : Dummy Cameras : Camera & Photo[/VIDEO]
It appears the software that comes with the adapter will clone my existing drive to the SSD, then I just swap them out and poof, it works. I've never cloned a drive before, so I'm just wondering if this plan is doing it right or if there's a simpler method I hadn't thought of. What do you think?
Those links didn't load for me on the phone, but I usually use an external drive toaster and Clonezilla and that works really well. If they're giving you something to attach the old drive with and an app, it's likely fine. There's not a lot to it really.