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Dell SSD conversion kits 256/512+ $109 FS could cost less with purchase rewards/rebates

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I am not sure if these are that great, but to a computer novice it seems like a good kit to help me install a SSD in my laptop. If it is not a great deal have a blast and poop all over it. There are multiple rebate sites offering are offering 5-8% back and some have up to a $10 sign up bonus. Also, lots of people here bought new laptops from Dell like me and have Dell Reward Dollars burning a hole in their pockets. Personally I am thinking about the 256 gb version which after rebates and Dell Rewards will cost me around $71 for the drive with the kit($109-8% around $8- $10 sign up bonus- $19.50 Dell Reward). Hopefully we will get some constructive criticism for those of us who could use the help and insight.

256gb
http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/ac...polaris-pd

512gb
http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/ac...l=en&s=bsd
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Created 12-20-2017 at 09:19 AM by gigglebutt
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How do you keep the recovery partition when changing the hdd to ssd?
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How do you keep the recovery partition when changing the hdd to ssd?
You can clone the drive. I've tested this program
https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree
Which works with this SSD for example
https://www.frys.com/product/8310197
got BF for $118 shipped.
If you don't have one, enclosures are cheap starting at FAR or under $10
https://www.amazon.com/Inateck-FE...B00JQTO8TU
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You can clone the drive. I've tested this program
https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree
Which works with this SSD for example
https://www.frys.com/product/8310197
got BF for $118 shipped.
If you don't have one, enclosures are cheap starting at FAR or under $10
https://www.amazon.com/Inateck-FE...B00JQTO8TU
Can you explain to me why the post is getting so many thumbs down? I was hoping for a couple comments on why this thing sucked or if it was overpriced or any number of things. It seems like the price is reasonable especially compared to the original listing price(which might have been very high to start). I don't have a lot of skill in doing this kind of stuff so it just seemed like a pretty good deal, especially once I factored in my Dell Rewards and rebate website savings. It gives me a 256 gb SSD with the kit for not much more than some of the SSD by themselves that are going front page. What makes this suck?
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Can you explain to me why the post is getting so many thumbs down? I was hoping for a couple comments on why this thing sucked or if it was overpriced or any number of things. It seems like the price is reasonable especially compared to the original listing price(which might have been very high to start). I don't have a lot of skill in doing this kind of stuff so it just seemed like a pretty good deal, especially once I factored in my Dell Rewards and rebate website savings. It gives me a 256 gb SSD with the kit for not much more than some of the SSD by themselves that are going front page. What makes this suck?
I don't think it sucks, and i never down vote, but I wouldn't add in the Dell Rewards to arrive at a net price. Without the $20 Dell rewards you can do better elsewhere
$75 for this 256GB
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sand...Id=5916409
or
https://www.amazon.com/s/gp/search/ref=sr_nr_p_n_feature_three_br_4?fst=as%3Aoff&rh=n%3A1292110011%2... [amazon.com]

A lot of people have the external SSD enclosure, but if not, they're cheap as per my link above, so you are still under your net w/o the Dell Rewards (which I don't have and even if I did, I don't know if I would use it on this purchase).
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They used to give $50 promo gift cards with these.
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This is only worth it if you've got a bunch of discounts to stack or Dell Gift cards or something like that which makes buying from Dell attractive...

If you were simply paying cash, it would make more sense to pick up a Samsung 850 evo from Amazon [amazon.com] ($140 + tax) ... any cheap USB -> SATA adapter for $10 like here [amazon.com] and some under $10 2.5 to 3.5 hdd adapter [amazon.com] if you need it - which is $156 + tax...

Also - the Samsung SSD includes software to transfer from your old HDDs to your new Samsung disk and re-partition it to fit - its basic but works very well and I've used it 40+ times.
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