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SSD recommendations? And guides on how to install them?

Hi Hlo. Please let me know if this is breaking any rules, or where this would fit better! Thanksies!!

 

This isn't for me personally, but for one of my friends. She has run out of storage and has been looking around for SSDs that would be suitable for her PC, mind you I believe this is in Gigabytes- but I'm not entirely sure since she is Swedish- so the translation could be different or not.

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The info I have as of writing this out is her machine is a prebuilt Lenovo Legion T530-28ICB; I'm not sure if she's found an SSD that she believes is reliable, but I still wanted to see if I can get some sort of opinion here since I've only had to replace an SSD myself once, and that was with assistance. So- Any feedback and guides on how to install an SSD properly would be very appreciated! Thanks for reading! I'll post edits if I get any more information when I'm able to!

Again, if I've broken any rules posting this here please let me know so I can move this to a different/more suitable spot!

Thank you again! ❤️

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For a SATA drive, she would need a SATA data cable to plug the drive into the motherboard, that'd have to be bought separately. Luckily they are easy to find, whether in Sweden or elsewhere. The system's power supply will have a power connector for the drive, both have to be plugged in for the drive to work. For NVMe, you'd just need to slot the drive into its connector.

After installing the drive, she'd have to use Disk Management in Windows to partition the drive(hold down Windows key and press "r", type "diskmgmt.msc" in the box that comes up, and create a partition for the SSD.)

As for SSDs, Crucial MX500 is an excellent drive for the price. 

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That PC should support an NVMe SSD, it's easier to install than sata and also significantly faster so id recommend that. You just need the screw which is usually already in the board (Check first though before buying a drive).
You should be able to get a 2TB NVMe SSD pretty cheap these days, depending on the region.

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1 hour ago, tragedyratz said:

Hi Hlo. Please let me know if this is breaking any rules, or where this would fit better! Thanksies!!

 

This isn't for me personally, but for one of my friends. She has run out of storage and has been looking around for SSDs that would be suitable for her PC, mind you I believe this is in Gigabytes- but I'm not entirely sure since she is Swedish- so the translation could be different or not.

 🤡🎃@PoundToundHound @ Bsky & YT🎃🤡⛧ Baphomet🔥 (@HoundTound) on X

 

The info I have as of writing this out is her machine is a prebuilt Lenovo Legion T530-28ICB; I'm not sure if she's found an SSD that she believes is reliable, but I still wanted to see if I can get some sort of opinion here since I've only had to replace an SSD myself once, and that was with assistance. So- Any feedback and guides on how to install an SSD properly would be very appreciated! Thanks for reading! I'll post edits if I get any more information when I'm able to!

Again, if I've broken any rules posting this here please let me know so I can move this to a different/more suitable spot!

Thank you again! ❤️

 

 

replacing the C Drive ?...............get a Crucial MX500 (SATA) or P5 plus (NVME)......you can go to Crucial website to download the free Acronis cloning software and clone her old SSD to the new one.......

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I have an update! I don't think that she's intending on replacing the C-Drive, and this is the SSD she picked out (I was not able to get what motherboard she is using.)

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would anybody happen to know of the right software to format a drive since she's most likely keeping her current drive? If I get any other info I'll add it here. But thanks for any advice! it means a lot :DD

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