Doesn’t matter if your HP notebook is year older or brand new, upgrading solid state disk will radically advances its performance. With speed boost as high as 250 percent on multiple task will surely boost the work performance of your PC, unlike other mechanical drives, which uses tiny metal head rolls over the magnetic platter.
What do you need?
For installation of SSD in your HP notebook and transfer the files over it, you need a Philips screwdriver, and external drive enclosure, and disc cloning software that allows you to connect the data. Enclosures start at less than $10 and serve the purpose of both connecting your SSD to the notebook for the initial copy and turning your old hard drive into an external backup disk once it has been.
Check Your Data
If you have SSD, enclosure, software, you are about to start upgrade, however, before you put hand on screw driver, you must ensure that your hard drive does not have more space in use then your SSD can hold. Once you are sure you have a space, follow below instructions:
Put your SSD into the enclosure
Connect it via notebook’s USB port.
Launch Acronis Migrate Easy and select Clone Disk
Select external drive as a destination disk and click next and OK couple of times, if it is asked whether you wanted to delete or partition a disk, say yes and your computer will reboot and will take 20 minutes to an hour to copy the data.
Turn of the notebook once cloning process ends and unplug it to the power. Remove SSD from enclosure and place it in a safe place.
Now open the notebooks hard drive upgrade panel and hold it in one place. Normally, the upgrade panel lies in the bottom of notebook, however in few notebooks; it lies on side of chassis. Check user manual if you are unable to locate the panel.
Swap mounting bracket old hard drive to new SSD
Boot to test SSD, if it does not detect the drive, reopen it and make sure SSD is connected to SATA port. If drive is connected but has no operating system, repeat the cloning process. Now put old drive to the enclosure and connect it to the notebook and use as a back up drive.