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    Install larger SSD

    I have a Sony VPCZ122GX NB Laptop with 126GB SSD. I would like to increase the storage capacity. May I increase it to either 256GB or 512GB and what is the procedure to do so? Thanks Ron Carlson

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    Ronald,

    The way I would approach this is to use an Image backup program like Macrium reflect.
    1. Take an image of the entire drive to an External USB drive.
    2. Make the CD/DVD or USB key boot media for Macrium or your program of choice.
    3. Change the drives.
    4. Boot from the created media.
    5. Restore the Image to the new drive
    6. Use a Partition Manager (I like EaseUS Partition Master) to either resize the C: drive to include the extra space or create a new partiton/drive.
    7. Done.


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    Thank you very much for your excellent easy to understand reply. Ron Carlson

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    Found this, I hope it's not applicable here in any way.
    I've never heard of a drive that could not be upgraded.

    The hard drive in these notebook computers is not removable and therefore cannot be upgraded. However, an external hard drive or PC card hard drive can be added.
    Maybe you should call them and find out what's what.
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    Clint, As you suggested, I contacted Sony Support. They replied that my model notebook is compatible only with Capacity: 128GB (64GB+64GB) Interface: Serial ATA recommended by Sony. Also, the SSD in the notebook cannot be increased to 256GB or 512GB recommended by Sony. So, I cannot increase the SSD size. Thanks to you for the input. Ron Carlson

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