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  1. arpas

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    Hi folks! I want buy a 500 GB SSD for my p35x (I want to change the 256GB from the factory)
    any suggestions?
    How to know if it is compatible?
     
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    What format?
    I have a 1TB 2.5" SSD in the internal HDD bay, it works just fine.
    mSATA ports should be able to support 1TB mSATA SSD, at least that's what I'm saving for.

    Regards.
     
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    I do not know...
    That is, I want to change the SSD system.
    It is not removable hard disk (which can be replaced by DVD), but internal.
    I managed to explain?
    Thanks DelFang!
     
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    Ok, my experience is that if you try to replace the default internal HDD with a 2.5 SSD to use as system drive, DON'T!
    I tried many times, endless freezes 5 mins after reaching the desktop. Leave the system drive in the mSATA SSD.

    Regards.
     
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    DelFang,
    Sorry if I can not explain well. My English is not very good...
    I just want to replace my 256 GB SSD with a new 500GB SSD.
    In the actual SSD 256 GB I have the operating system. And I want to continue using the new 500 GB SSD for the operating system. I managed to explain?
     
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    Alright, i get it now. You want to replace the default 256GB mSATA SSD with 512GB. There should be 2 mSATA slots, 1 used by system drive, 1 empty (depends on the configuration you bought).
    There are 2 ways to have 512GB systen drive: you can either replace the 256GB SSD with 512GB version, or put another 256GB in the empty slot, and then set the SSDs in RAID to have a 512GB partition.
    I would use tue first method, clone the SSD, then use the smaller one for file history and backup.

    Regards.
     
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    Thanks!!!
    You are right! I actually have 2 mSATA SSD 128 + 128.
    Then I could keep one and add the new!
    I do not know how I can do cloning... :confused:
     
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    Ohh that's a bit tricky: your P35 is currently using both mSATA SSDs as one drive, you won't be able to login as soon as you remove one of them because you only have half of the system left. You'll need to get an external mSATA adaptor to clone the system onto the new 512GB SSD before removing any of the default ones.

    After clone the system drive, remove both 128GB mSATA SSDs before put the 512GB SSD in, make sure it boots up ok. The original system partition is 256GB, which means you'll have 256GB of unused space on the new SSD: either create another partition or increase the current partition to use the whole 512GB.

    There are many free software available can clone entire system, I personally use EaseUS ToDo Backup.

    Also remember to backup all the files in your C drive onto another hard drive if possible, just in case.

    Regards.
     
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    Delfang, you're awesome!!
    I understood everything perfectly!
    THANKS you very much!!
     
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    This is the SSD I think buying. Is it okay, right?
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-list...+III+Internal+Solid+State+Drive&condition=new
     
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