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    Is it possible to upgrade laptop to SSD

    I have a 6 yr old HP pavilion running Vista and was wondering about SSD ?

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    You will have to determine what is the interface used on your current disk and then buy an SSD with the same interface type. I would guess your laptop likely has IDE controlers and there are SSDs with IDE interfaces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jagworld View Post
    I have a 6 yr old HP pavilion running Vista and was wondering about SSD ?
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    Hello... I also have a HP Pavilion a6170c around the same age ( since upgraded case, HD's, VGA card ,and SATA controller card)... my motherboard has 4SATA and PCI slots available check to see what motherboard you have ..This will tell you how to proceed..Regards Fred
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    Fred, I think you 2 are talking apples and oranges, or to be precise laptops and desktops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Myers View Post
    Fred, I think you 2 are talking apples and oranges, or to be precise laptops and desktops.
    Hi Ted,
    Yeah ...I missed that bit ...Late in the day Thanks Fred
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    I call mine "Senior Moments" Have a great day tomorrow Fred.
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    It's a laptop HP 6700, image attached about the HD.

    What do you guys think, can it be converted to SSD ?dv6700_laptop1.JPGdv6700_laptop1.JPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jagworld View Post
    It's a laptop HP 6700,

    What do you guys think, can it be converted to SSD ?
    Jag,
    Hello... Sorry about my first reply, as Ted said "Senior Moment" ...Try inputting you "Info" Here Crucial is an excellent resource... Regards Fred
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    JW,

    According to your machines specs you need an SSD that uses the SATA interface. Use a system information utility like SIW to see the level of SATA your main drive is using.
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    You'll notice that the 2 drives in my system operate at different levels 300 & 150 Respectively. I think the newest is 600. I wouldn't over spend to get a drive faster than what you have unless you can verify that the hardware in the machine will handle the faster speed. One other thing to check is the physical dimensions of your drive vs the one you buy. Some drives are thinner than others and you don't want one that's too big for obvious reasons nor do you want one that is smaller as it may not fit snugly enough and cause it to come loose or stress the connectors which could cause breakage. Although if the drive is screwed into a carrier of some sort this is probably not a problem. Other than those considerations you shouldn't have any problems.
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    Also would be a good idea if can afford it (unless you have already) to upgrade to win 7HP 32 or 64bit (in your case laptop being old probably 32bit) as win 7 comes with automatic trim control built in to increase the life of an SSD. XP does not and has to have a download to do it.
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