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I have HP Pavilion p-003tx touchsmart laptop. I am planning to switch over from the basic Sata HDD 5400 RPM to an SSD (Solid State Drive) to achieve maximum best performance as the present condition of my laptop has gone from bad to worse if I have to talk about its performance.

 

So, I am planning to buy an SSD either of Western Digital or Sandisk or Sony. Can anybody over here can suggest whether my laptop supports SDD and if it does than, which SDD shall I purchase? Is there any particular model among these 3 companies which will suit best for my HP Pavilion laptop? I am looking out for a capacity of either 250GB or 500GB...

 

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It doesn't really matter much which SATA formfactor SSD you buy, as anything is going to show MAJOR performance improvement over the current slower HDD.

 

But, I would not spend a LOT of money for the latest and greatest, as the PC will not benefit that much from a high-end SSD.

 

I put a $50 SSD in a laptop and it worked WONDERS for its performance.

 

Realize, though, that you can't just COPY the HDD to the SSD, instead, unless you want to go through the trouble of reinstalling everything from scratch, you need to consider CLONING the HDD to the SSD -- and to do that, read through the material below ...

 

What I recommend is the following:
1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR) from here: https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree
2) Connect the new drive to the PC using a USB-to-SSD drive adapter (like the one illustrated below)
3) Follow the instructions in this link: http://knowledgebase.macrium.com/display/KNOW/Cloning+a+disk
4) Shutdown the PC when done
5) Swap the drives and reboot the PC.

NOTE: To do this easily, the SDD has to be the same capacity as the HDD.  IF you get an SDD that is a lot smaller, then before you do the cloning, you have to shrink the largest partition on the HDD (usually the OS partition), to the size such that it, and the other partitions, fit easily on the SSD.


You should boot from the new drive without any problems.

Typical USB-to-SSD adapter:

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Thanks for your reply. As you mentioned:

 

"...SSD will show MAJOR performance improvement over the current slower HDD."

 

& than....

 

"...the PC will not benefit that much from a high-end SSD"

 

So when SSD can show a major performance improvement than how can it not benefit the PC? 

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Good question!  Let me explain ...

 

Like so many other pieces of computer hardware, SSDs come in different price ranges.  The faster the SATA bus on your PC, the more your PC will benefit from a faster SSD.  If you have one of the newest PCs, for example, you have the fastest PCi-e bus around, and you would need to consider $200 SSDs ( or more) to get TOP performance.

 

But, if you have a slower SATA bus, then all that extra money is wasted because the bus limits the performance of the SSD. 

 

Your PC came with one of the slower HHDs, so ANY SSD is going to show a performance improvement.  Just don't spend a LOT of money buying the fastest SSD you can because with your PC, you're not going to get your money's worth.  A cheaper SSD will give you much the same improvement in performance.

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Fantastic! Thanks for such in detail explanation WAWood! You probably helped me save lots of money.

 

Actually the reason to upgrade from HDD to SDD is just not b'coz of the slower performance but also due to Sleep/Shutdown/Hibernate issue.

 

Windows 10 Single 64-bit edition is the OS installed presently in this laptop.

 

My laptop doesn't go into sleep mode when I click on Sleep instead, the screen goes dark black and the warm air keeps dispensing itself off from the ventilator and the White Power light stays steady. Also when I give Shutdown command, the screen goes dark but the White Power light1s stays ON & doesn't shut down the laptop.  And when the laptop is in the idle mode, the display goes blank after about a minute but not in sleep mode & when I press any key, the display doesn't come back so I have to hard press the Power button to force power off  the laptop. 

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