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# 180825 23-Sep-2015 08:59
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Hey guys.

Picking up my new Laptop later today and it comes with a 2TB HDD. Based on the feedback here, I have learnt that a SSD is faster + better for all round performance.

I have a couple of questions...

1: If I pull out the HDD + Install the SDD that voids the warranty doesn't it?

2: What is a good price to pay, as in $:GB ?

3: Is there good/bad brands? Looking on MightyApe and there is a Samsung 512GB for $550, but a 500GB Crucial MX200 for $350. What makes a Samsung worth the extra $200, besides the extra 12GB?

4: Any other general Tips?

Thanks folks!

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  # 1393029 23-Sep-2015 20:02
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Finch: Thanks for the replies folks, really appreciate all the help.

This is my plan for tomorrow...

Boot up the Laptop, upgrade to windows 10, download Macrium. Then use the software to copy all the system files (If that's what you call them) over to The SSD using The Usb 3.0 Enclosure. Take out the current 2TB HDD, replace with SDD + boot up.

Sound ok?


1. create Windows 10 USB install stick: 
2. use this to do an upgrade to Windows 10 on new laptop
3. once upgraded, confirm Windows 10 has activated
4. remove HDD
5. install new SSD
6. boot off the USB stick and do a fresh install of Windows 10 (NB: skip where it asks for product key)
7. confirm Windows 10 is activated
8. run updates until all done
9. check for any driver issues
10. don't install any rubbish from the laptop manufacture :)

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