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|11-04-2011 06:11 PM|
I had a SATA II for my laptop laying around for months, again too lazy. It was only 60GB so I was a bit concerned but I still have 10GB free even with all the OS updates and video drivers, Windows security essentials.
I highly recommend this SATA Wire Notebook Hard Drive Upgrade Kit http://www.amazon.com/Apricorn-No...002EUCU3O/ couldn't be easier and very little chance of errors. $20 isn't much when if you plan on reusing it.
I had my system running stock and just plugged in the USB kit and it recognized the SSD. Then inserted the CDROM utility and only three steps, select destination, source and click transfer. I was surprised it took less then a half hour. I essentially cloned the whole enchilada including the restore partition. I didn't want to lose any drivers or programs so I didn't use the factory CD. This way I can just swap back to the 2TB if needed anytime.
Reboot was quick and painless since I just disconnected the wires from the 2TB to use on the new SSD image. So when I got back with more cables I hooked up the slave drive and it was detected as a secondary drive since I think it matters what order you plug into the mobo. Never even touched the bios but I may mess with it later.
Plug1 SSD boot
plug 2 2TB slave
plug 3 SATA CDRW drive.
plug 4 empty.
Time to load up BF3 though I hate to taint my virgin SSD with that disgusting DRM from Origin. Feel free to ask any questions, I'm no expert so there are probably better ways to do it.
|11-04-2011 04:34 PM|
Were ther any problems? Did Windows 7 do some re-configuration?
|11-04-2011 02:36 PM|
Still haven't got my bookmarks, that's what my i5 laptop is for. Firmly in the Intel camp now but I still root for the underdog AMD.
|11-04-2011 02:11 PM|
(Sorry, I've just always wanted to find a use for that... )
|11-04-2011 01:25 PM|
Yeap... I expect to see a lot of posts in the future from people who buy SSDs and don't realize that only 2 of the 4 SATA headers on the 8300 are SATA III. Even though it is clearly stated in the service manual.
|11-04-2011 01:19 PM|
You should not complain.... that is what I told the person I got the 8300 for. Try building one for that price. Even with just 8GB and a 1.5TB HDD.
"2TB SATA III only 5.9" - 5.9 is as high a WEI score as any single (non-raid) mechanical 7200 RPM HDD is going to get. How much of a bottleneck it is is a subject for debate. Depends on what you are using the PC for.
You are fussing over an SSD and have yet to transfer your Favorites? Tsk, tsk...
|11-04-2011 01:19 PM|
|11-04-2011 12:53 PM|
I7 2600 cpu 7.6
12GB RAM 7.6
HD 6700 7.4
2TB SATA III only 5.9
still for a $600 refurb I'm not complaining.
460w PSU will likely take any video card with a 500w requirement.
|11-04-2011 12:42 PM|
"Google was no help"....
|11-04-2011 12:30 PM|
|monkeybiz||How do I install a 64GB SSD in the xps 8300? Google was no help. Do I need a special bracket or would it go in the space next to the front USB panel?|
|10-14-2011 05:02 PM|
|10-14-2011 09:31 AM|
|10-14-2011 08:42 AM|
Item Sub Total $899.99
Item Ship Charge $0.00
Item Tax $44.58
Item Total $944.57
Tried to use my DPA account but it has been a few years and I couldn't hunt up the info. Would have decreased the Subtotal to ~$872.00.
|10-14-2011 08:31 AM|
|10-14-2011 08:22 AM|
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