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Added a SSD to my HP Probook
06-13-2012, 01:32 AM, (This post was last modified: 06-13-2012, 01:34 AM by Phrosty.)
Added a SSD to my HP Probook
So I bought Mats old ssd since I wanted to know what all the rage was about with them Wink. Since I have a laptop I was kind of bummed that I was not going to be able to fit much on the ssd, being that it is only 120 gigs. Well Mat showed me this thing where I can remove my optical drive and insert the ssd into an adapter and slide it right into the bay on my laptop.

So a few weeks later I got the adapter thing and the ssd. After some fiddling around I was able to get the ssd to fit snug in the adapter. Which now that I think of it was called a Hard Drive Caddie.

The only problem is that it looks like a huge chunk is missing out of the side of the laptop Sad. I will have to detach the faceplate from the optical drive and cut it up a little and throw some glue on there to get it to look like nothing changed.

So I booted it up and went to the bios and realized that because it's hp there bios screen is all sorts of crazy and most of the stuff I needed was grayed out Sad. Turns out (after calling HP) that I had to log into the BIOS is guest mode, then create an admin password, then log out and log back in with the admin password. Strange, I know.

Now time to install windows, which is something I didn't wanna have to do. You know, that whole starting from scratch thing Wink. Now i hear you all now, "PHROSTY, YOU REMOVED THE OPTICAL DRIVE, HOW DID YOU INSTALL WINDOWS" Well that my friends is simple. I downloaded the correct windows ISO and used a program call WinToFlash and created a bootable flash drive from my 8 gig thumb drive Smile.

So now windows is installed and I am downloading all the updates. I would upload pictures but since it is a laptop there really is not much else to see. I will include the stuff below that I got. On a side note I also bought a printer.

Hard drive caddy



^Wow literally the day after I bought it, it went down 10 bucks^
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06-13-2012, 12:18 PM,
RE: Added a SSD to my HP Probook
Nice man.Smile I've never used an SSD before either. let us know what you think.
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06-13-2012, 12:49 PM, (This post was last modified: 06-13-2012, 12:51 PM by Phrosty.)
RE: Added a SSD to my HP Probook
It is scary fast lol. Like when I was downloading updates and stuff, it would restart. Let's just say I feel like it never even turned off lol. It would go dark for a split second then boot right back up. I could go from a desktop screen to restart back to a working desktop in like 30 seconds or less.

edit - I just need to find a way to secure the hard drive caddy in more. There is nothing holding it in except for the squeeze between the sides of the slot. I have some gorilla glue here, could just ad a dab and that will hold it in and if I ever want to remove it all I will need is a razor.
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06-13-2012, 01:28 PM,
RE: Added a SSD to my HP Probook
Double sided tape perhaps?
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