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Simmo23
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Hi

My AOI currently has a 1TB HDD fitted which I would like to upgrade to a 1TB SSD - should this work? Thanks

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wb2001
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@Simmo23,

Here is the Upgrade and Service Manual.    Installing an SSD 2.5" will NOT give you any speed increase over the 3.5" 7200 RPM hard drive. That is just plain whimsy. A folk tale.  See here.   The only gain is reliability and lower power needs. Typically you use a clone application to transfer everything at once. That requires a temporary 2.5" caddy to USB3, and internal 2.5 to 3.5 adapter tray to mount the SSD 2.5" drive.

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Hi, @wb2001 

 

The link you posted compares 3.5" HDD's with 2.5"  HDD's, not SSD's.

 

I can say first hand that a SSD will run circles around any 3.5" mechanical hard drive.

 

Having been late to the party, I wanted to see what all this hoopla was about as to why everyone wanted to replace their hard drives with SSD's.

 

I couldn't see the justification for spending 2 - 3x the money for the same storage capacity.

 

So one day, I decided to buy a small 120 GB Intel SSD for one of my HP business class notebooks, replacing the 320 GB 7,200 RPM hard drive it came with.  Cost me $60 bucks.

 

Unbelievable difference in performance.  The notebook booted up much faster...10 seconds vs 30.

 

The seek times were greatly reduced, the power consumption and heat output less.

 

Just a complete win overall, minus the storage capacity.

 

So, I went and replaced every mechanical hard drive with a SSD I could live with as far as storage size, and have not looked back.

 

The best upgrade return for my money ever, and I have done lots of different upgrades to my PC's.

 

@Simmo23   Do it!

 

The only other thing is you will need a 3.5" to 2.5" drive adapter to properly mount the smaller SSD where the 3.5" drive goes.

 

The product specs indicate your PC comes with a 1 TB hard drive.

 

If you can live with half that space, a 500 GB SSD is not too costly.

 

This is the one I recommend, which today provides the best performance for the price.

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-WDS500G2B0A-Blue-Internal/dp/B073SBZ8YH/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1...

 

Below is the link to the service manual, where you can find the hard drive removal and replacement procedure.

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04717173

 

I submit this article for your review...

 

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-upgrade-hdd-performance,3023.html

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@Paul_Tikkanen,

You were right, I was in the HD (mechanical) thoughts.  I gave you a Kudo........  Sorry.

@Simmo23,

I must apologize.  My thoughts were on mechanical devices, not electronic.

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