Samsung SSD Upgrade – Huge Performance Improvement Plus How to Install & Benchmark


256GB Samsung SSD latest version of SSD in video
1TB Samsung SSD (recommended)
1TB Samsung SSD (best price but less robust)
1TB Western Digital SSD (great deal)
NVme M.2 Samsung SSD (newer laptops and computers)
USB to SSD cable adapter I used
Kobalt double-drive screwdriver that I use. I love this screwdriver it even includes torx heads.
Kobalt screwdriver kit

Samsung migration software (clone your old drive)
Paragon Migrate OS (if your drive is NOT Samsung)

Installation hardware:
SSD to desktop installation adapter
NVMe adapter

More of my SSD installation videos::
My video installing an M.2 SSD into an ultra book
Check out my latest video where I install the 840 EVO 1TB in a video editing PC

SSD performance:
SSD comparison Chart.

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  1. Just put a 512 GB SSD on my i7 w/ 16Gb RAM PC (under Windows 8.1) and it boots now for 15 seconds only! Just before I moved to an SSD my old drive was spinning like forever even after loading up the Windows. Now after a full and fresh installation it is lightning fast – 15 seconds for a cold-start boot-up!

  2. Need an ssd upgrade. When i play online its laggy so i thought its the problem of the processor but when i saw the comparison i knew it was the hdd slowing.

  3. it seems only me who failed to transfer the data from the HDD to SSD using more than 5 different free software: samsung tools, macrium, easeus, minitool magic, etc… all failed, but when I call the computer shop, they say they can do it.. but secretly, i dont know how youtube can recommend it 😆

  4. it's quarantine 2020 and I have more free time and I finally got myself to move from HDD to SSD
    I don't know why it took me so long to realise I need that lol
    I'm also upgrading from 8 to 16gb of ram

  5. I can vouch for the jump in performance. Recently upgraded from a WD Black 7200 rpm drive and when I ran the Win7 performance test [scale of 1.0 to 7.9] the hard drive performance went to 7.9 (max). Boot up time is cut by about 2/3.

  6. am I able to migrate my data to my sandisk portable ssd, then install my samsung evo internal ssd and finally upload my exact setup to the new ssd??

  7. So after installing my SSD I never did the magician software to let the computer know it has an SSD. Is that a problem? How do i do that? I have a WD blue SSD

  8. So i have an idea… So what if you install a new SSD without installing the software? I have terrible hard drives and i want to start off with a fresh start. So if i get an install kit for w10 with the SSD, will it work?

  9. Do you know what?

    A couple of days ago, I have upgraded my Acer TravelMate 5720 laptop from:
    2.00GB DDR2-L RAM, 120GB 5400RPM HDD (HITACHI GST)


    Before, I was so pissed at how slow it was, but now, it is so fast, although the 1.8GHz dual core processor, the slow graphics card and the slow internet is keeping it slow. But still, at least an SSD will enhance the performance of my laptop to a decent level. Not to mention that I got the whole 4.00 GB to use compared with modern computers which often takes off a couple of MBs off the RAM.

  10. Hello. I have the exact same laptop as you. I have been using it for years — Toshiba Portege R835.

    I plan to do the same upgrade, but with the newer version of the Samsung SSD.

    Do you know if the latest SSD below which I can buy on amazon is compatible with my toshiba laptop ? ….

    Samsung 860 EVO 500GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E500B/AM)

    Please let me know. And Thanks for the info and demo…I am now dying to upgrade my laptop.

  11. SSDs are great for speed but bad for long term storage due to their high levels of wear and tear problems with the life expectancy of the drive.

  12. Please answer…
    I want to buy a laptop: Pentium or Celeron processor ; 4GB DDR4; 5000GB HDD ; windows 10 genuine.
    Next, I want to replace HDD with 120GB or 240 GB SSD.
    Later, I want to add this HDD in place of DVD RW by caddy.
    Then,can this laptop run MS office and internet **without any problem**??

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