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SSD for sony vaio laptop?

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Planning on switching a sony vaio laptop hard drive with an SSD for the OS and main programs, and use the hard drive for storage.

1. Im pretty sure any 2.5'' SSD should fit in the laptop, its normal sized. Not super thin or anything, 15.6'' screen I believe.

2. How can I clone the information from the HDD to the SSD? So I dont have to buy another windows 7.

So far I see a lot of different ways to do so on google, but nothing that gives me an exact answer.

Edit** Wrong section, feel free to move this mods or close it. Will make another thread.
Edited by brobanmanx2 - 8/6/11 at 10:07pm
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Do you mean use the hard drive as a secondary drive, or put it in an enclosure to use as an external? Very few laptops have dual hard drive bays, so you'll want to make sure yours actually does have one. If it doesn't you removing the optical drive and use that.
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I'd go for a Crucial C300 or M4. They're solid and fast drives.

You can hook up both drives to the same computer, then use Clonezilla (bootable tool) to clone directly from one to the other. The catch is, your OS partition has to be small enough to fit onto the SSD, so you may have to shrink it first.

http://clonezilla.org/
http://lifehacker.com/5517688/how-to...ur-data-intact

There's some other tools that can do the job, but most cost money.

Afterwards you should search out and apply any important SSD tweaks.
     
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I also have 1 vaio laptop using 120gb ssd.
I always use acronis to clone hard drive. But since you talking about ssd, clean install is highly recommended. But if you dont wanna buy new windows, try acronis. Never failed me.
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