We normally have a larger size HDD in our computer such as 1TB, 2TB, 4TB or more, but due to expensive price, we can only buy a smaller size SSD such as 250 GB, 500 GB or 1 TB.
The SDD still can not replace the traditional HDD since the cost and stability. We normally buy a 120 GB ~ 500 GB storage size SSD as extra storage disk. We have options to put the SSD into our laptop so that we get 2 “hard drives”: the one is the existing HDD, another one is SSD.
If your laptop came with mSATA slot inside then you are luck to buy mSATA SSD and install directly without removing or replacing anything, but not all laptops support mSATA, then you will have to consider removing or replacing something. if your laptop came with an optical drive, then you have 2nd lucky, you can keep your existing big storage size HDD, remove the optical drive to install a SSD drive there. (Why removing optical drive because we have fewer and fewer chance to use an optical drive, if you have special case which need optical drive heavy usage, then please do not follow this article )
We have a Dell laptop which was bought from Microsoft Store, the model is
Dell Inspiron 15 i15547-5033sLV Signature Edition Laptop.
It was a nice laptop at the on sale price at $399.99 CAD in 2014. We have used it for over 1 years by now. However, we are not happy with its hard driver IO speed, sometimes we found the software loading very slow.
When we purchase SSD and enclosure if we want an external drive, we must know two important feature data: USB Type and SATA Type.
For SSD, we only have to consider SATA type; for enclosure, we will have to consider USB type and SATA type.