Replacing a HDD with an SSD in a Laptop

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Choolio123

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Hi. Do my parents have two oldish laptops that are running Vista and 7 and I was wondering if I could put an SSD (2.5") to replace their current 2.5" HDDs. They have their OSes all set so I was wondering if this would work. Would there be any issues with going from a HDD to an SSD? Thanks a ton!
 

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If their laptops use SATA HDD connectors (not IDE, but they are probably SATA if they came with Windows 7 and Vista), you could clone their HDDs to the SSDs with a cloning program, such as EASEUS Todo Backup or a number of others. But I strongly suggest that you first backup all data and have installation disks available in case things go wrong as they sometimes do.
 

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If their laptops use SATA HDD connectors (not IDE, but they are probably SATA if they came with Windows 7 and Vista), you could clone their HDDs to the SSDs with a cloning program, such as EASEUS Todo Backup or a number of others. But I strongly suggest that you first backup all data and have installation disks available in case things go wrong as they sometimes do.
 

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Awesome. Thank you so much for this reply. For some reason it just told me about your reply to this thread but I will most likely do this to breath some new life into their laptops! Thanks very much!
 

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IDE switched to SATA with Vista. I've upgrade SSD's about 3 times and I cloned the drives then replaced and had no problems. The first I purchased an Acer AS8950G which had a 750 GB HD (4 years ago) and had a 2nd drive bay. I purchased a SSD kit that had a 150 GB SSD and a kit(Acronis cloning software and an external USB drive case). I put the SSD in the external case and ran the cloning software. At first I had a problem and I realized the maybe the problem was that I was using the USB 3 drive and when I moved it to USB 2 it worked. It completely successfully and i just popped the cloned drive in and it booted. I then did id again with a bigger SSD. I went SSD to SSD 150 to 250 GB and it was successful. I also did it to the 750 hd ti a 1 TB drive. Most recently is did it on my Alienware 18 as I went for 256 GB SSD to 1 TB SSD. I used a Samsung 840 EVO 1TB ssd.
 
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