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Replacement of internal hdd.

  1. #1


    France
    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1

    Replacement of internal hdd.


    Hello,

    I have an ACER Aspire V3-771G-53234G75 Maii laptop.
    Some time ago, I added a Crucial M500 (120 GB - SATA 6Gbps - 2.5") internal SSD next to the WD Blue HDD (750GB - SATA 6 Gbps - 2.5" - 5400 RPM) for the OS (Windows 8.1) and the other software. Works very well.

    Is it a good idea to replace now the HDD with my documents, pictures, etc. by another internal HDD with a higher rotational speed or, better (?), by another internal SSD (and if yes, which one can you recommend me ?) ?

    Thanks in advance for your advice.

    Best regards.


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  2. #2


    Posts : 37
    Windows


    Helllo loover1!


    If the laptop itself allows you to run two drives simultaneously, there shouldn't be a problem. I suppose the second you have added on the place of the Optical drive?


    So basically it depends on the manufacturer of the laptop and if the motherboard can handle it. Seeing your storage devices, I suppose it would. Two SSDs is a rarely seen combination, if the second drive (the one you want to replace) would be just for storage, then a HDD would be enough.


    Still, if you would like to fully check, then advise with a professional in a repairshop, but I would believe you would be fine.

    CK_WD
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  3. #3


    Is it a good idea to replace now the HDD with my documents, pictures, etc. by another internal HDD with a higher rotational speed? ...
    I would say NO. You're not going to see any real improvement in performance in a laptop drive and a faster drive will generate more heat -- not something you want in a laptop.

    ... by another internal SSD (and if yes, which one can you recommend me ?) ?
    The nice thing about having only SSDs in a laptop is that you don't have to worry about drive problems from bumping the laptop anymore. They keyboard is then your only device with moving parts. The not so nice thing is that, even though the prices are coming down, SSDs still cost a lot more than an HDD of the same capacity. It comes down to whether or not the SSD is worth the extra cost -- to you.
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  4. #4


    France
    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks for your replies.
    Will further study it ...
    Best regards.
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