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Makgora
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Adding ssd to HP 620 notebook

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Hello! 

I have an old laptop which i wanted to bring back to life for my mother. It is HP 620 and it's old. Like 10 years old. 

I already ordered another ram stick and now i thought how about adding some cheap ssd just for system files and do a clean install of win 10.

I have two options and those are: 

-PNY CS900 120g and 

-Silicon power a55 120g

Both are 21e, so I'd like to get the one that's more reliable if possible, since I don't hear a lot about mentioned companies, especially PNY. 

Also, is it even possible to add an ssd in this laptop? 

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@Makgora wrote:

Hello! 

I have an old laptop which i wanted to bring back to life for my mother. It is HP 620 and it's old. Like 10 years old. 

.... Also, is it even possible to add an ssd in this laptop? 


@Makgora 

 

No, you can not add. You have to replace existing HDD with SSD You can use a standard 2.5" SSD to REPLACE existing HDD. SSD's are cheap now, what is the capacity of existing HDD ? You can use larger (capacity).

 

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It can not be added instead of cd/dvd reader? If no, that's a bummer! I have 500gb hdd curently installed. 

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@Makgora wrote:

It can not be added instead of cd/dvd reader? ..


@Makgora 

 

You did not say you wish to replace ODD (Otical Disc Drive or CD/DVD) with SSD. Yes you can with a caddy BUT no point to add SSD to the ODD slot because you won't gain anything from SSD due to slow SATA speed.

 

My  suggestion

 

(a) Move/clone Windows and applications from 500GB to 500GB or 1TB SSD,

(b) Swap out HDD and install SSD on the old HDD slot,

(c) Run on SSD for few days or a week,

(d) When happy put old HDD to a caddy (note: your machine uses 12.7mm thickness ODD) and install it to the ODD slot.

 

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Yeah, sorry for not mentioning that I wanted to add it instead of odd! 

Thank you for suggestion, i will do that. But, please tell me what is the difference? Isn't my ODD connected to sata 2 ,just like hdd?

Also, since I don't have to save any current files from my hdd, couldn't I just put ssd instead of hdd, and hdd in caddy, and do fresh win10 installation? 

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