How To Install A Solid-State Hard Drive?

How To Install A Solid-State Hard Drive?

Solid-State hard drive (SSD) has many benefits when compared to other drives, and also, it is easy to install on a PC. Three versions of Serial ATA data connectors are available for SSD that can transfer 1.5 Gbps, 3Gbps, and 6Gbps, respectively. One of the disadvantages of SSDs is their capacity. Below are the steps to know how to install a solid-state hard drive.

Step 1

Shut down your PC. Remove the power cable from the PC and the power source.

Step 2

  • Unscrew the sides of the PC’s case.
  • You should have convenient access to the SATA ports and hard disk bays now.

Step 3

  • Place the SSD in the mounting bracket or a removable bay.
  • Screw it correctly.
  • Place the mounting bracket in the hard disk bay.

Step 4

  • Plug one end (L-shaped) of the SATA cable into the SSD.
  • The other end of the SATA cable needs to be plugged into the spare SATA port.
  • If necessary, remove the other hard drives that you have connected earlier for a fresh installation.

Step 5

Assemble the PC.

Step 6

  • Connect a USB stick (with Windows 10) to the PC.
  • Turn on the PC and press the F12 key at the same time.
  • Now, you will see the boot menu on the screen.
  • Choose the USB option and carry out the on-screen steps to install Windows 10 on the SSD.
  • After installing it, you can place any other hard drives back to the PC.

Step 7

  • You can copy your old files from your old disk and paste them in the SSD.
  • Note: You can even leave these files without copying/pasting them to avoid using the storage space on the SSD. If you need remote assistance on how to install a solid-state hard drive, click the call button available on the screen.