Well my dell inspiron saga is continuing! Finally ordered my new SSD's and battery.

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  1. kojack

    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    So I have been going back and forth on what drives to buy for my two dells. I have settled on Kingston A400s. NOPE, not the fastest drives, but from reviews from owners, they are very reliable and still give a BIG speed boost in the systems they are installed in. I also have a 3rd party battery coming for my 13 5000, and a cool travel charger instead of taking the brick around with us. We have a new style wall wart type charger to make our setup more compact. I can't wait to get the new drives (480gb for the 11 3000 and 960gb for the 13 5000) installed and freshly updated to the latest version of windows 10.

    I will review the drives in both devices as soon as I get everything up and running on them. Hopfully I can just ghost the two drives.
     
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    Clintlgm Notebook Consultant

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    Well, you can probably Image them and then restore those images after you remove the old and install the new SSD Macrium Reflect Free would do a good job of that. It would be fairly tricky to clone an m.2 SSD if you only have 1 slot.
     
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    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    I have a usb drive that I used last time with a certian piece of software, worked then.
     
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    custom90gt Dellerator Super Moderator

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    You know I'm always a big fan of doing a fresh install on a fresh drive. Why carry over the problems of the past, lol. I realize some people have software and optimizations and such, but to me it's worth it.
     
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    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    Both are very recent installs that I just did when my drive failed. So no reason to really.
     
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    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    Well, I installed my ssd today, and loaded a clean install of 10 pro on it. Works super fast like my wife’s 11 3000. I’m very impressed with the Kingston ssd for a budget solution.
     
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