Sometimes you might notice that your laptop is slow, but this doesn’t mean you have to replace it. As, because of heavy use, your laptop might collect tons of programs and files and become slow. Apart from this, if you haven’t timely upgraded the software and hard drive, then your device might respond slowly.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us are working from home through our laptop or computer. Now, if your laptop becomes too slow and is disrupting your work, then you can go to any reputable repair center, and seek Laptop Repair Dubai services. Furthermore, experts also suggest that you add an SSD to make your laptop run faster.
Is an SSD Really Helpful?
This is the most common question that might come to your mind when the experts of Laptop Repair Dubai suggest you to add an SSD. Well, if you add a solid-state drive (SSD) to your laptop, then it will possibly be the biggest hardware change that can boost up the laptop speed. Besides, increasing the speed, an SSD can fix the common laptop problems- like, the laptop shut down randomly, Blue Screen of Death error and many others.
Fortunately, nowadays, most of the modern laptop comes with an in-build SSD. However, if you have an old laptop, then we suggest you to manually add a solid-state drive to your device.
Tips to Add an SSD to your Laptop
The procedure of updating your laptop to SSD is quite easy, via the removable panel, you will get access to the hard drive. However, in case, you do not find any such options, you must consult with professional experts or check the manual instruction in order to get the right replacement drive. Else, you can hand over the task to the experts associated with Laptop Repair Dubai.
Another important aspect that you should check before adding an SSD is whether the drive perfectly fits within your laptop. Get a small Phillips screwdriver, but at first, begin with creating a full system backup. Let’s start the upgrading procedure.
Prepare the Current Drive for Cloning
In the beginning, you have to prepare the current drive. For that, see the below-mentioned points.
Create a Full System Backup
First, proceed to the Control Panel. Within the ‘System & Security’ tab, you must tap on the ‘Save backup copies of your file with File History’ option. Then, on the left column, tap on the System Image Backup in order to prepare a system image on the external drive.
Move the Large Folders
You are always advised to move the large folders such as personal documents, photos, games or videos that do not need to be kept on the SSD. It’s quite possible that sometimes, the solid-state drive will be smaller than the HDD. Like if you wish to transfer files from a 500 GB HDD to a 120 GB SSD, then moving the large files to an external drive will be a good choice.
Make some Additional Spaces
You should also uninstall the applications and programs that you are not going to use any more. To free up space you can use CCleaner or Disk Cleanup.
Connect the SSD
Now, it’s time to connect the solid-state drive to the laptop.
Connect the SSD Physically
First, you must place the solid-state driver within the enclosure or else you can connect the SSD to the SATA adapter. After that, via a USB cable, you should connect it to the SSD.
Initialize the SSD
Within a couple of seconds, the SSD initiation information will pop up on the computer screen. Unfortunately, if not, then switch to the Windows Disk Management tool. Open the Disk Management and after that select the ‘Create & Format Hard Disk Partition’. Now, under Disk Management, you will see the SSD as a new disk. Then, you must right-click on it and select the Initialize Disk option.
Resize the Current Drive Partition
While you are in the Disk Management, see if the primary partition (usually, C:) is larger than the solid-state drive. If yes, then you must shrink the partition. This will make the primary partition smaller compared to the SSD. For that, you should choose the Shrink option by right-clicking on the OS partition. After that, exit from the window and restart your laptop so that cloning the partition works properly.
Clone the Hard Drive
Now, it’s time that you should clone the hard drive to the SSD. To do so, first, you must install any disk cloning software in your laptop. Run the software and thereafter, from the main menu choose the Clone button. Follow the on-screen instructions and choose the source disk (HDD) and the destination (SDD).
On the next window, tap on the Proceed button and furthermore hit the ‘Shut down computer when the operation completed’ button. This can be a time-consuming procedure so keep patience. When done, power off your device and take out the back panel. Search for any securing screws. Thereafter, pull out the old drive and in that place, you must install the SSD and close the back cover.
Remember that, if you never tried the above procedure, then leave it for the professionals. For this purpose, you can take help from the Laptop Repair Dubai experts associated with Tech Support Dubai. Simply book a service and get impeccable assistance instantly.