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    Want to put an SSD into SWMBO's laptop, what are the current best buys?

    Will be replacing the mechanical drive as the storage required is not huge and will easily fit on a SSD.

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    Depends on the SSD size you want. Samsung I think is the way to go and you should view the offerings on PBTech.

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    I will but will buy from Ascent as PB shipping to here is a pain in the proverbial

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    The crucial MX series SSD is a good option that sometimes is enough cheaper than samsung to be worth it, but if the price is close I'd still go samsung.
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    Just ordered a Samsung one thanks

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    What's the best option to clone to the new drive once it arrives?

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    AOMEI Backupper Standard (free version) will do the job. Also Samsung have a program too (Samsung Data Migration I think) and it works well.
    Last edited by Bryan; 29-05-2022 at 04:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    What's the best option to clone to the new drive once it arrives?
    Depends on the condition of the original Drive and if its got extra partitions (like HP's have).

    Had MANY failures using various software ( Including AOMEI) these days I just Image with Macrium, telling it to ignore any bad sectors then drop that back onto the New SSD. Sometimes both Imaging or cloning fails and it wont boot, Macrium has an option to fix the boot problem. Yes imaging takes longer, but if a clone fails you have to image anyway so why take the chance

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    Its an Asus laptop, will be replacing it in the spring as she works on it, it will become mine so I can retire this HP with its broken hinge.

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    Samsung Data Migration is their own solution.
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