How To Check If Your Laptop Has Ssd Slot?
Check if your PC has SSD using File Explorer – Step 1: Open the File Explorer and navigate to This PC. Step 2: Right-click on a partition drive and then click Properties to open its properties dialog. Note that if you have more than one physical drive, you need to make sure that you are right-clicking on a drive that belongs to the physical drive that you want to know whether it’s SSD or HDD. Step 3: Under the Hardware tab, you can see if your PC has SSD or HDD. If your PC has more than one drive, the Hardware tab lists all drives and highlights only the physical drive where your currently selected partition drive is located. Method 4 of 4
Can a SSD Go in any laptop?
Before you begin: check upgradability – The process of upgrading your laptop to SSD is fairly simple if you have easy access to your hard drive via a removable panel on the bottom of the laptop. If you have an Ultrabook or your laptop doesn’t have that kind of easy upgrade access (eg, the bottom panel is sealed), it’s a whole different ballgame, and you’ll need to consult your laptop manual for instructions on getting to that drive and finding the right replacement drive.
Otherwise, this tutorial will help those of you with the removable panel through preparing your laptop, cloning your system, and making the big swap. The other thing you’ll want to check before you go out and buy a replacement SSD is your drive’s form factor; you need to make sure the drive will fit in the laptop.
Most laptops have 2.5-inch drives, but ultraportable notebooks may use the 1.8-inch disk size. Also, even 2.5-inch drives can have different thicknesses – 7mm or 9.5mm -and different interfaces (SATA or IDE, usually in laptops from 2008 or before). Laptops most widely use 2.5-inch SATA drives , but you should check your laptop manual or specifications to make sure you buy the right size SSD with the proper interface.
Alternatively, you may be able to find this information by visiting Crucial’s Advisor Tool (opens in new tab) or looking at your current drive’s label: Open the access panel and look on the drive itself to see if it says 2.5-inch and SATA and what thickness you need. Generally, 7mm, 2.5-inch SATA SSDs will fit even in the 9.5mm slots and some come with spacers for a tighter fit.
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