Can I replace a SATA hard drive by an SSD hard drive ?
by flows69 - 9/27/11 7:55 PM
The hard drives of my laptop are having some trouble and I need to replace them. For now I have two 500gb 5400rpm. I was told that I could significantly improve the speed of my computer by choosing an SSD hard drive where my operating system would be installed. In order to compensate for the small space available with SSD I would like to couple it with a SATA hard drive 700gb 7400rpm.
My questions are the following; is it possible to couple an SSD hard drive with a SATA hard drive ? Would they even fit together in my laptop ? Do you think it would be a good idea do adopt such a configuration ? You will find my laptop configuration under this post.
I have to buy the hard drives by myself before giving it to the University Computer Service and thus needs to make sure I make the right choice.
If it can help, I looked over and can propose two examples of what I would like to try:
SSD hard drive:
Normal SATA hard drive:
Any Help would be really appreciated, thank you for reading
Machine name: FLORENT-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.101026-1503)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Alienware System Model: M17x BIOS: Ver A01 1.00 Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 820 @ 1.73GHz (8 CPUs), ~1.7GHz Memory: 8192MB RAM Available OS Memory: 8180MB RAM
Page File: 3622MB used, 12736MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 10.
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