How to Upgrade Your Computer with an SSD ?

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IT Support & SecurityWritten By: Suman Kumar Paul

In this modern world of computing, we all want performance, reliability, and efficiency from all our smart gadgets. Today’s computing technology is transforming rapidly. Luckily there are multiple opportunities for upgrading a computer without purchasing a whole new product. With the introduction of SSDs, consumer-level computing took a long jump.The best factor behind upgrading with SSDs is its low power operational qualities. In addition, it offers high-speed functionality which outperforms traditional HDDs.

In this blog, we will guide and explain everything you need to know about SSD up-gradation and detailed installation into your PC/Laptop.

How to install an SSD (Solid State Drive)?

Mastering how to install a Solid State Drive will require deep technical knowledge and proper installation. Thankfully the whole up-gradation process will take a couple of minutes to complete if done precisely by an IT Security service provider or expert.

Here is the user-friendly guide to upgrading the traditional HDD with SSD:

How to Install a Solid-State Drive in a Laptop?

Step 1: Unplug your laptop from any external power sources or cables and disassemble the casing to access the internal components. Take out the battery and set it aside.

Step 2: Check the existing HDD for any additional screws before you remove the drive, you must unscrew and remove them.

Step 3: Pull the old hard drive upwards and gently remove it from its connector at the proper angle.

Step 4: Slide the SSD using the same angled method and push it gently into place until it establishes final contact with the connector.

Step 5: Fasten all screws back into position to ensure a strong, immovable hold. Re-insert the computer battery and screw the rare panel back on.

How to Install a Solid-State Drive for a Desktop PC?

Step 1: Unscrew the side panels of your tower PC case to access the internal HDD and its connecting cables. Makes sure to cross-verify all SATA ports and connectors to eliminate poor connectivity. Check that the SATA ports and hard-disk displays on the motherboard are not obscured.

Step 2: Place the SSD in the mounting bracket or detachable bay. Before fastening it into place, keep in mind it's aligned with the appropriate holes beneath.

Step 3: Connect the SSD to the L-shaped SATA cable. Connect the SATA cable's other end to an empty SATA port on your motherboard. Next, connect the SSD to a SATA power supply.

Step 4: Unplug all other hard drives in your computer if you wish to install a fresh Operating System on the newly installed SSD.

Step 5: Insert a USB stick or DVD containing Bootable Operating System and turn on your computer. To enter the boot menu, hit the necessary key and choose the plugged USB or DVD.

Step 6: A popup should appear that will take you through the steps of installing desired Operating system onto the SSD. After that, you can reattach the previously disconnected storage devices.

What Are The Advantages Of Upgrading An SSD?

As we all know SSDs offer faster data transfers rates which makes them a perfect choice for workstation computers, business computers, and laptops. The SSDs dominance over traditional HDD indicates a clear shift of technological advancements. 
But what exactly are the benefits of this new SSD?

•    Speed
•    Performance
•    Reliability
•    Durability
•    Energy Efficiency
•    Reduced Heat Generation

Summing It All Up

If your computer is in extreme need of a performance boost, it is advantageous to install the operating system without your old data. A clean SSD will enhance the performance and functionality of your computer.

Sound like too much trouble?

Don't take the risk of performing a DIY SSD computer upgrade if you're not confident. You might wind up squandering money or losing all of your important data.

Alternatively, let us do it for you. We can assist you through the whole process, from picking the best SSD for your needs to migrating your data. To learn more about our IT Security Solutions and SSD upgrading services call us at +91 8336955090 or mail us at

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