Now it is time to change HDD to SSD. I want to keep the system, data, everything on the HDD.
The original HDD on XPS 15 is Hard Drive 750GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive.
The very first step is to clean my laptop.
Remove some useless programs and movies. Move one of the users’ data to NAS. Delete this user. Just keep one user, which is my daughter. The purpose of this step is to reduce the data to less than 240GB.
The second step. Install SSD into Nexstar External Enclosure.
The third step. Clone the HDD to SSD.
I connect the enclosure to my laptop through USB cable. Install the cloning software, or migration software, which is shipping with SSD.
When the cloning process finished, turn off the laptop. disconnect all cable and power.
Just got a Dell Laptop last week.
Dell XPS L502X
Description and order as below:
XPS 15, Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English $1,289.99 1 $1,289.99
XPS 15 XPS 15
Processor 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM processor 2.00 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.90 GHz
Memory 8GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory
Keyboard Standard Keyboard – English
LCD 15.6 in HD WLED TL (1366×768) with Skype-Certified 2.0MP HD Webcam
Video Card NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M 2GB graphics with Optimus
Hard Drive 750GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive
Color Elemental Silver Aluminum
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
Integrated Network Adapter Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card
Adobe Reader Adobe® Acrobat® Reader
CD ROM/DVD ROM 8X Tray Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
Sound JBL 2.1 Speakers with Waves Maxx Audio 3
Wireless Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
Office Productivity Software (Pre-Installed) Microsoft® Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word & Excel w/ ads. No PowerPoint or Outlook
Anti-Virus/Security Suite (Pre-installed) McAfee SecurityCenter, 30-Days Trial
Battery 56 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
Service 1 Year Basic Mail-In Service Plan
Mobile Broadband No Mobile Broad Band Selected
Instant savings with your purchase. Offer Expires 20/09/2011 at 5 am EST. – $390.00
Shipping and Handling: $0.00
Environmental Disposal Fee: $1.20
Windows Experience Index rating is 5.9
Primary hard disk:5.9