Cheap upgrade for your old PC

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2 weeks 4 hours ago #34008 by PEW
slickdeals.net/f/12766378-kingston-a400-ssd-120gb-17-99-amazon?src=frontpage

Put your Windows and Swap on the SSD for a big boost in performance for $18!

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2 weeks 3 hours ago #34009 by lexusl21

PEW wrote: slickdeals.net/f/12766378-kingston-a400-ssd-120gb-17-99-amazon?src=frontpage

Put your Windows and Swap on the SSD for a big boost in performance for $18!


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sounds great but how do you clone your existing HD over to the SSD intact? And how long would that take? I heard that SSD performance is like 40% better right? My big concern is transferring every program and the operating system intact
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2 weeks 3 hours ago #34014 by st3fx
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lexusl21 wrote:

PEW wrote: slickdeals.net/f/12766378-kingston-a400-ssd-120gb-17-99-amazon?src=frontpage

Put your Windows and Swap on the SSD for a big boost in performance for $18!


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sounds great but how do you clone your existing HD over to the SSD intact? And how long would that take? I heard that SSD performance is like 40% better right? My big concern is transferring every program and the operating system intact

I was wondering the same.

This seems like a good tutorial:

PC Magazine: How to Copy Your Windows Installation to an SSD
www.pcmag.com/feature/362776/how-to-copy-your-windows-installation-to-an-ssd
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2 weeks 1 hour ago #34020 by lexusl21
I use win 7. Hate 10 and won't mention 8

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1 week 5 days ago - 1 week 5 days ago #34049 by Extraterrestrial_Zoologist
Not just good for windows users !!
Linux works fine from SSDs as well.

Best transfer tool (& not an affiliate or referral link) :
www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FDTY299/

Macrium Reflect clones perfectly well & easily with the free version:
Quoting the description=>

Free Edition
Free backup, disk imaging and cloning solution for commercial and personal use.
Protect your data, upgrade your hard disk or try new operating systems in the safe knowledge that everything is securely saved in an easily recovered backup file. Macrium Reflect supports backup to local, network and USB drives.
Macrium Reflect 7 Free Edition is ready to download now and has a number of additional features not available in version 6. It is now licensed for both home and business use.


In the bottom of the pop-up download box here - no email required:
www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/Macrium-Reflect-Free-Edition.shtml

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