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05-12-2016 01:04 AM - edited 05-12-2016 02:41 AM
I brought my notebook into a computer tech and he tried to install 3 SSDs to no avail. I would like to install a 120GB SSD if at all possible. The error received was that it was unable to connect. Two of the SSDS were Kingstons and the other one was a Toshiba. My sense is that he did not seek to find out what SSDs were compabile with this laptop. This computer originally came with Windows 8 installed.
05-12-2016 07:06 AM
We are going to need your full model number. But frankly any 2.5 inch SATA SSD should work. Sometimes, I wonder about these folks who call themselves "computer techs". There is no standard out there other than A+ certification, which does not really teach how to work on a laptop. I would also encourage you to open the wallet a bit and get at least a 240 gig SSD. Smaller than that causes installation problems and most people find it too confining in today's environment.
05-12-2016 09:43 AM
Here are the specs:
See p. 47 of the manual. Physical replacement is pretty easy. As said above there should be no problem with any 2.5 inch wide SATA SSD. I recommend a Samsung Evo 850.
I am not sure I would invest even $100 in that laptop. The AMD E-series processors are just not very capable. An SSD would help and you should install 8 gigs of RAM but even with that your uses of the laptop will be limited. Post back with any more questions.
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