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    Default Installing SSD in laptop

    Apart from replacing the internal SATA hard disc with a SATA SSD what else is involved? I know that programs will have to be reinstalled but does anything else to be done e.g. with the Windows 10 system? I will get a technician to do it but would it be costly? Toshiba Tecra M10

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    Default Re: Installing SSD in laptop

    You can get the HDD cloned to the SSD, pop it in and you're away. If you prefer to fresh install and do a data transfer that is an option too, but will be more costly as it's a lot more time consuming.

    I would say to expect sonewhere around $50 - $90 labour depending on how long it takes to get to the HDD in your notebook.
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    Default Re: Installing SSD in laptop

    as per
    https://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showth...lowed-by-Win10



    It not worth it. Its VERY old .
    You wil have a fast SSD in an old slow laptop, and still need more RAM for Win10.

    You will be spending more than its actually worth , even this one below isnt worth what he's asking (so it isnt selling)
    https://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/...2334458046.htm

    Looks like the HD will be very easy to remove , via the hatch underneath

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    Default Re: Installing SSD in laptop

    Ah yes - I concur, don't waste your money on it. I'd not seen that other thread.
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    Default Re: Installing SSD in laptop

    even worse, its an XP era laptop (from his other posts )
    https://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showth...44#post1290044

    IF you can afford it, something like this would be infinitely better
    https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/EXN...e-OFF-LEASE-In

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    Default Re: Installing SSD in laptop

    Totally agree with everyone else, to old to be worth spending money on.

    If you wanted better, then ex-lease, brought several for my customers all working 100% and they will all take W10 if you have to do a fresh install. ( some come pre loaded with W10.)

    Many prices to select from: http://www.nzlw.co.nz

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    Default Re: Installing SSD in laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    Totally agree with everyone else, to old to be worth spending money on.

    If you wanted better, then ex-lease, brought several for my customers all working 100% and they will all take W10 if you have to do a fresh install. ( some come pre loaded with W10.)

    Many prices to select from: http://www.nzlw.co.nz
    Interesting site Wainui. Do you have any preference based on experience for brand??
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    Default Re: Installing SSD in laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by paulw View Post
    Interesting site Wainui. Do you have any preference based on experience for brand??
    Normally the customers always want the cheapest to spend with the highest performance

    Purchased for customers a few Desktops -- Dells, i5's with 8GB memory, if they dont come with W10 install that using the W7 Keys.

    Also brought a few HP's. You can pay a small bit more to upgrade to W10 pre loaded.

    Been some I've removed memory from the persons old PC and put in these, upgrading to 8GB.

    Only purchased 1 laptop so far, (Lenovo) They all so far work very well.

    These are mostly Business class Computers so are better built, come with a std 3 month warranty or for a bit more you can upgrade to 6 months or 1 Year.

    PS: this is NOT a paid advertisement for laptop Wholesale

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    Default Re: Installing SSD in laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by paulw View Post
    Interesting site Wainui. Do you have any preference based on experience for brand??
    Every Brand has some excellent models
    Every brand has sold laptops that were dud's
    Every brand has sold laptops with video chips that ran too hot and had higher than usual fail rate (after a few years)
    You cant really go by brand alone


    Also , with used Brand name SFF PC's, if hardware faults it will often be uneconomic to repair . Factor that into the cost .
    They tend to use non standard parts , non standard power supply (too expensive to replace) and sometimes even use non standard connectors making it
    hard to even test hardware (eg cant use a std psu to test the damn thing, connectors different)

    Even some full size HP Business PC's use non standard motherboard power connectors (for no good reason) . Makes it hard for fault finding .
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