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I have a Gateway NV59c laptop, and on this site I have a compatibility guarantee for the Crucial MX100 500 GB SSD I picked up.
I used Acronis to clone the drive. When I hook it up via USB with the Crucial adapter kit, I can see the drive is cloned. However when I remove my current HDD and replace it with the SSD, the computer doesn't even get to the BIOS screen, it just shows the Gateway splash, says hit F2 for Setup, but it won't respond to F, it shuts off and restarts. Rinse, repeat.
Any ideas? I don't want to return the SSD, I want to get it to work.
I apologize ahead of time, as I am not super techy.
About 7-8 months ago I replaced the HD and memory in my early 20078 24" iMac. All was working great, but about 2 months ago or so, it stopped booting up (white screen, folder with question mark.)
I finally got around to trying to fix it again, and got out a boot disk (Snow Leopard, as that is what I happened to have on a disk.) It starts the process of installing the OS, but when it gets to the screen that asks what disk to install the OS on, it never finds a disk. I am guessing there is some issue with the HD? Just trying to see if I can get some directional hints on how to next proceed.
HD: Seagate Barracuda 3TB SATA-600, part # ST3000DM001
Memory - 4GB kit (2GB x 2) 200-pin SODIMM, part # CT2K2G2S800M
I like to play around with my computer in a way that's not exactly easy on hard drives.
Any advice/experience that might be relevant?
I plan to replace my System HD with a Crucial M500 6GB 240GB, and my data drive (used also for P3D V2.2 flight simulator) with a Crucial M500 480GB. These drives are presently C:\ and H:\
Could you please advise:
1. Does the new SSD require formatting before use? I intend each to have only one partition.
2. I have EaseUS Todo backup software which can backup each of these drives. If I replace the old drives, using the same sockets, and then use an EaseUS boot disk to restore each relevant backup to each new SSD, C backup restored to C, and H to H, will the changeover be complete, with the computer unaware of the change?
I am running Win7-64 on an ASUS P868-V Pro motherboard.
Thank you for any help you can give.
Regards, Jim H.
I am in the process of changing from a 256GB M4 SATA SSD to a 240GB M500 SSD. (I'm unable to upgrade the M4 firmware as laptop has UEFI BIOS). I have imaged the M4 to an HDD and find that the C: partition is 12% defragmented and the recovery partition Q: is 99% defragmented. I have a Lenovo T430s laptop running Windows 7 Professional.
Should I defrag both partitions before installing the new SSD, or not bother?