Windows 10: Installing replacement SSD on laptop

Discus and support Installing replacement SSD on laptop in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop running the latest Windows 10 Home. Version 1909 (OS Build 18363.1198) The laptop is a Toshiba satellite S855 Intel... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Curious, Nov 29, 2020.

  1. Curious Win User

    Installing replacement SSD on laptop


    I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop running the latest Windows 10 Home. Version 1909 (OS Build 18363.1198)
    The laptop is a Toshiba satellite S855 Intel cpu i7-3610QM, 8GB installed ram

    Its old hdd is extremely slow so I want to replace it with a 1 TB ssd. The SSD is a Samsung 1Tb V-NAND SSD, 860 EVO sata 6Gb/s, Model: MZ - 76E1TO. The new drive arrived with no instructions or help.

    I also own a Kingwin USI-2535 "SATA and IDE Adapter" which I've used in the past, so I know it works. See attached image (Adapter.jpg)

    I made the connections as shown in the attached image (setup.jpg)
    The top cable from the ssd goes to the adapter with a usb cable for the laptop.
    The bottom cable from the ssd goes to the electric power supply.

    I planned to use imaging software (Ease todo backup or Macrium) to "clone" the present slow hdd to the new ssd and then insert the ssd into the laptop.

    But, when the ssd is attached to the adapter and the laptop, the new drive does not appear as an available drive in "My PC" as usually happens when I attach an external hdd to the laptop. The attached hd does appear in the Windows notification bar at the bottom of the windows desktop and I can eject it from that icon..

    The only place I can find the ssd is in "devices and printers" (attached image: Devices SSD).

    I therefore do not know how to proceed to clone the present hdd to the new ssd.

    Can someone help? What am I doing wrong?

    Thank you.

    :)
     
    Curious, Nov 29, 2020
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  2. Replacing hdd with ssd in a laptop.

    Hey,

    I have an acer laptop that has an hdd with windows 10. I would like to replace this hdd with an ssd, but with a clean install of windows 10. Is there a way to transfer win 10 and activate it onto the ssd.

    The laptop does not have an additional hdd option.

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards,

    Nikaash
     
    NikaashSenpai, Nov 29, 2020
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  3. gordon99 Win User
    Replacing a laptop hard drive with a SSD

    I have a Dell Latitude E5420 laptop which has a Windows 10 Pro O/S. I would appreciate a step by step guide on the procedure to replace the hard drive with a Solid State drive; specifically dealing with the transfer of all the software from the old drive to the new. I have an external hard drive I use for backups and a free version of the Macrium Reflect program on the hard drive. The SSD is brand new. I have just 50 GB in total on the 231 GB hard drive. The SSD has 250 GB capacity.
     
    gordon99, Nov 29, 2020
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  4. gordon99 Win User

    Installing replacement SSD on laptop

    Replacing a laptop hard drive with a SSD

    Hello Bree and others,
    I replaced my laptop hard drive with a SSD successfully. I used my external drive and Macrium Reflect to make a system image of the laptop hard drive as suggested and transferred the image to the new SSD using my Macrium Boot Recovery flash drive. The only hiccup occured when I came to move the four partions onto the SSD. It seems one has to do this by moving the "C" partion last. If you try to do it before moving the the other three partions the "C" partion grabs all the available space.
     
    gordon99, Nov 29, 2020
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