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Upgrading Laptop SATA to SSD

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am upgrading one of my parents Laptops (A Levono Thinkpad T410/i3 Gen 1 processor) with A 480GB SSD, to replace the ~300GB Harddrive installed. The PC is running Windows 10, but due to the slow disk, it runs slowly. Windows regularly reports that the HDD is busy and it sounds like it as well.


I've been asked to keep Everything the same where Possible. I'd like to basically "clone" the Harddrive but also expand the main "Drive" area to use the difference that I gained with the new drive. So how would I go about this?


I already have the hardware needed, as I've got a USB 3-Sata cable and tested the 480GB drive with it. (I'm also swapping the easier to get to ram slot with a 4GB stick. (This model has a second memory stick under the keyboard.))

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Use any clone software.  It will clone the data, not the size limit of the old drive.  Macrium Reflect is free. Or use the one that comes with the SSD.

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