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Question Replacing a HD boot drive in a HP Pavillion 440f with a SSD

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by jagman55, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. jagman55

    jagman55 Member

    Mar 11, 2005
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    My boot drive a Seagate 1tb failed. I replaced it with a smaller Seagate but seems slow so considering replacing it with a SSD for the boot drive.

    SSD are published as SATA 3 but THE HP site describes my SATA as just a SATA no numbers "Original driver for the Intel SATA AHCI and RAID Controller solutions."

    They tell me a SSD needs a SATA 3 but I suspect mine is a SATA 2 which is slower.
    Anyone know for sure?
    The biggest my OS has been is about 75gb so will fit well on a SSD.
    Can I assume a SSD will look like a HD in plugging it in, etc?
    Anyone replace a Pavilion drive with a SSD? Advise? tips and traps?
    Anyone to recommend a SSD for medium to low usage? Say, about $100?
  2. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

    Oct 15, 2004
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    hp site is full of bs as my msi netbook originally had a ssd drive that crapped out & it didn't have a sata3 port being the original os was & still is xp. probably won't see difference between the 2 sata transfer speeds.
    The HP MS-7613 (Iona-GL8E) has 4 SATA 3.0 hard drive slots
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2017

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