How to find out if your laptop can take an SSD
. This video is sponsered by SK hynix, the maker of fastest. In class SSDs. SK hynix developed the worlds first 128 layer, NAND based consumer SSD and is the worlds 2nd largest memory manufacturer.. But what really sets them apart is incredible: performance at affordable prices, surprising power efficiency and 5 year warranties.. 事实上, SK hynix makes PCWorlds top picks for best all around SSD and best NVMe SSD. Grab the Gold P31 or S31 on Amazon and give your PC a big upgrade. Its true hard drives in laptops are ancient technology and almost single handedly make using your laptop horrible.. The problem for you is youre wondering if your laptop can even take an SSD at all.. The good news for most people using a laptop made in the last 10 年, is that, 是, it can take an SSD.. You should know there are two types of SSD sizes in laptops: today., The most popular in the newest laptops are gumstick sized M2 or M Dot, Two drives. 他们, often the fastest and the smallest.. The other variant of SSD is the popular 2.5 英寸驱动器。. Even though the insides are still chip based 2.5 英寸, SSD drives mimic the size of a typical laptop hard drive and were made to offer the most compatibility. If your laptop is being held back by that boat anchor called a hard drive. This is almost always going to be the type of SSD that youll be replacing it with.
. Some newer laptops, 然而, may actually support 2.5 inch hard drives and also have a slot for an M.2 drive.. This is done by computer companies who want to offer either a pricier premium. M.2 drive or a budget focused SATA hard drive.. You may even find some newer laptops that come with a low capacity SSD paired with a high capacity hard drive. Youll, typically see this in larger gaming laptops, where Windows would run off the SSD, but games are stored on the hard drive.. You may think this setup wont benefit from an SSD, but replacing the slower hard drive will make a huge dent in how fast games load.. So how do you know whether your laptop has an SSD, a hard drive, or both One way is to use Windows? 10S defrag utility. Press the Windows button and start to type DFRGUI.. This will start up the Optimize Drive window which will list the drives installed the laptop.. It should also tell you what kind of drive it is under the Media. 类型. Column. Youll also want to know a little more about whats in your laptop before you make any purchase. So if you want to know the particular model, you can use Windows, 10s Device, Manager. Press, the Windows button and the X key simultaneously. 点击, the entry that says Device Manager. In the Device Manager click the entry that says Disk Drives.. 是, it says Disk Drives. Even if its an SSD so ignore that part and instead look at the jumble of letters and numbers for the drives listed in the laptop.
, This is usually the model number. Write or copy. This down then search online for the model.. If your search skills are up to the task, you should be able to find out just what kind of drive or drives are in your laptop.. If you find out your laptop, has a 1TB hard drive, you know you can replace it with a SATASSD. For those wanting to replace a lower capacity. Ssd youll want to know what the model is before replacing it with a higher capacity model. For SATA SSDs using the 2.5 inch size simply buy the 2.5 inch SSD you want. For M.2 drives youll, probably want to replace it with a drive that uses the same Interface. One snag you can run into with M.2 on older laptops is whether it uses an M.2, PCIe drive or an M.2 SATA drive.. 是, M.2 slots can support either SATA or the much faster PCIe.. The risk is, unless you know specifically what your laptop supports in its slots. You may end up with a drive that isnt compatible. Even more confusing. Some laptops may have slots that support both or support only one type. Unless youve researched, what the laptop supports by browsing forums or the manufacturers spec page. You may want to err on the side of caution by replacing it with the same drive model, but at a higher capacity.. Most laptops made in the last three years should support PCIe SSDs without an issue.
, Unfortunately its beyond the scope of this video. To tell you how to replace the drive in your laptop as there are hundreds of different designs.. 幸运, the YouTube community probably has the step by step instructions for your particular model..