Can i install an ssd on my laptop?

amadeok

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Hello,
I need to install an ssd in my laptop (HP Pavilion Notebook - 15-ab269sa) i'd like to know if this is possible and what size it should be.

This is my current HDD information (it is going bad, 2031864 reallocated sectors)

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(1) HGST HTS541010A9E680
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Model : HGST HTS541010A9E680
Firmware : JA0OA710
Serial Number : JD1009DMG76ZZK
Disk Size : 1000.2 GB (8.4/137.4/1000.2/1000.2)
Buffer Size : 8192 KB
Queue Depth : 32
# of Sectors : 1953525168
Rotation Rate : 5400 RPM
Interface : Serial ATA
Major Version : ACS-2
Minor Version : ATA8-ACS version 6
Transfer Mode : SATA/600 | SATA/600
Power On Hours : 737 hours
Power On Count : 776 count
Temperature : 32 C (89 F)
Health Status : Caution
Features : S.M.A.R.T., APM, 48bit LBA, NCQ
APM Level : 4080h [ON]
AAM Level : ----
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thanks
 

USAFRet

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This is the one you just bought from ebay, with cracks?
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3666196/safe-buy-laptop-cracks.html

How much do you want to invest in this already dropped and cracked laptop?


Yes, you can install an SSD.
How large depends on your space needs and budget.
 

USAFRet

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And I strongly recommend a clean install on this new SSD, rather than migrating from the old drive.
For 2 reasons:

1. The existing drive is already dying. You may be just migrating corrupt issues from old drive to new drive.

2. For any used PC, your first move should be a full wipe and reinstall of the OS. Everything, all partitions.
 

amadeok

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I want to buy this, KINGSTON A400 120GB SA400S37/120G SATA 6Gb/s 2.5

To be honest the HDD failing might have been my fault, i'm not sure. Should it be of no use for me in the future that SSD i will give to my mother or sister. Thanks for replies.
 

USAFRet

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If that is the only drive, 120GB is TooSmall.
 

amadeok

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So can't i just screw it at least in one side?
 
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