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Can I Change a HDD to SSD on a HP Touchsmart 4 4-1202ea

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Can I Change a HDD to SSD on a HP Touchsmart 4 4-1202ea


    Greeetings Members,

    I have a HP Touchsmart 4 4-1202ea and it has a 500HDD but it is quite
    inefficient due to excess noise while using it.
    Is it possible to upgrade to SSD on this System.
    Any informed reply will be much appreciated

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Kiatambari, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Yes, you could add or replace your HDD with a SSD if you like.

    You would need to create a recovery USB first to be able to do a factory restore on the new SSD with.

    Creating Recovery Discs or Saving a Recovery Image to a USB Flash Drive (Windows 8) | HP® Support


    Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows 8) | HP® Support

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Thank You Brink. I appreciate your response.
    Please could you recommend an SSD for the
    system above(HP Touchsmart 4 4-1202ea )
    Basically, can i buy any SSD about 128-256 from
    any manufacturer or do i need to look out for certain
    brand and specification?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    The size would depend on how much you plan on installing. If not much, then 128 GB should be fine.

    Intel is a good brand for and SSD, but I'd check to see what's on sale and read the reviews on them to see if people have been having problems with them.

    Here's a good read about SSD drives.

    The Complete Guide to Solid-State Drives
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  5. #5


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 691
    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    I've heard glowing reports about Samsung 840 EVO series of SSD's, although I'm still an HDD dinosaur. They come out well in tests and have a 3 year warranty.
    Last edited by Ex_Brit; 15 Mar 2014 at 19:21.
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Can I Change a HDD to SSD on a HP Touchsmart 4 4-1202ea
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