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What SSD would be good with X201?

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What SSD would be good with X201?

#1 Post by lumenite » Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:25 pm

I want to upgrade my X101 by replacing HDD with SSD.
What specs should I look into?
Is Samsung SSD as in the following link working with my laptop?
Samsung 860 EVO 500GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E500B/AM)
https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-500GB-In ... 0781Z7Y3S/

Additionally, is there any way to duplicate my current HDD (128GB) to a new SSD (500GB) ? I do not want to reinstall everything again.
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Re: What SSD would be good with X201?

#2 Post by ajkula66 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:34 pm

That Samsung SSD will work just fine.

I'm against cloning from HDD to SSD, but if you *absolutely must* clone the drive, Clonezilla is the way to go IMO/IME.
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Re: What SSD would be good with X201?

#3 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:02 pm

ajkula66 wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:34 pm
That Samsung SSD will work just fine.

I'm against cloning from HDD to SSD, but if you *absolutely must* clone the drive, Clonezilla is the way to go IMO/IME.
Same for against cloning...but personally I've used Acronis True Image with great success.
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Re: What SSD would be good with X201?

#4 Post by lumenite » Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:00 am

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:02 pm
ajkula66 wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:34 pm
That Samsung SSD will work just fine.

I'm against cloning from HDD to SSD, but if you *absolutely must* clone the drive, Clonezilla is the way to go IMO/IME.
Same for against cloning...but personally I've used Acronis True Image with great success.
What issues would cloning bring about?
I found something interesting on Samsung website, which provides Data Migration Program for their SSDs. I will try it at first.
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Re: What SSD would be good with X201?

#5 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:01 am

lumenite wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:00 am
Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:02 pm


Same for against cloning...but personally I've used Acronis True Image with great success.
What issues would cloning bring about?
I found something interesting on Samsung website, which provides Data Migration Program for their SSDs. I will try it at first.
I believe when you install to an HDD, it does some HDD optimizations that don't work on an SSD. I did a clone and it was much slower than a fresh install and a driver load.
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Re: What SSD would be good with X201?

#6 Post by lumenite » Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:48 am

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:01 am
lumenite wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:00 am


What issues would cloning bring about?
I found something interesting on Samsung website, which provides Data Migration Program for their SSDs. I will try it at first.
I believe when you install to an HDD, it does some HDD optimizations that don't work on an SSD. I did a clone and it was much slower than a fresh install and a driver load.
Hmmm. New wine needs new skin? In spite of time and effort, I will take your advice. Thank you.
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