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Change drive to ssd

What is the easiest and fastest way to speed up your computer? Yes, changing the drive from hdd to ssd. This can be done in 3 tasks:

  1. buy a drive
  2. copy the data
  3. replace the drive
  1. Buy a drive
    Based on those smarter than me ie https://polecanelaptopy.blogspot.com/ I personally currently advise the Crucial MX500. You can buy a drive bay right away, so you can connect the drive for cloning and then you can use the old drive as a kind of flash drive.
  2. Copy the data
    Connect the drive in the pocket to the computer, start the system and the program ReflectDLHF. It’s free for non-commercial use and you can clone entire partitions from a large capacity to a smaller one.
  3. Replace the drive
    There is nothing to explane here. Search in google how to open your laptop – “replace drive in xxx” and follow the instructions.

If something goes wrong, then most likely the boot sector of the partition on the disk was already screwed up. You can play around with command line recovery some example links:

https://www.partitionwizard.com/clone-disk/bootrec-fixboot-access-is-denied.html

https://www.diskpart.com/windows-10/fixboot-access-denied-windows-10.html

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/topic/use-bootrec-exe-in-the-windows-re-to-troubleshoot-startup-issues-902ebb04-daa3-4f90-579f-0fbf51f7dd5d

If that doesn’t help then I recommend a clean install, just remember that the new disks must be in GPT (GUID Partition Table) and not MBR (Master Boot Record). That is, if Windows 10 isntalation crashes at the disk selection stage and underneath you see the message “Windows can’t be installed on drive 0 partition 2. (Show details)” “Windows cannot be installed on this disk, The celected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks.” you need to do this:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/disk-management/change-an-mbr-disk-into-a-gpt-disk