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“Right so a client of mine has brought me their hp all in one computer. Computer. Because it s running very very slow the model number on this is 23 to zero the reason. This computer is running slow is that it has a hard drive in it as opposed to a solid state drive.
A hard drive means that the storage drive. The main storage drive has a physical spinning disk with a little read write arm and in most cases in just about all cases and computers that s the slowest part you can have a very really fast processor and tons of ram. But if everything is running off of a hard drive it s going to be slow. There s really just no way around it the good news is that it s fairly easy to do with the upgrade.
And it s not very expensive. If you don t if you re not sure whether your computer has a hard drive or a solid state drive in it. What you can do is right click on the start button and go to device manager so in device manager up towards the top you want to click on the little arrow next to disk drives and that ll give you the model number of the drive that you have and what you can do is google search for this model number. And it will tell you in the search.
Results whether it s a hard drive or a solid state drive. So here s another way you can tell what s slowing your computer down on your keyboard press ctrl shift and escape all at the same time and that will bring up the task manager click on the performance tab. If it doesn t look like this and it s more simple view. What you want to do is click more details.
So this is all of the processes or programs. Little running background utilities. Sometimes that are running on your computer up. Here at the top.
It s got cpu memory disk and network along with the percentage. What this means is the cpu is the processor that does most of thinking and the percentage is what s percentage of the overall processors power is being used same thing with memory and disk memory is the same as ram. Now disk pretty much on a consistent basis on this computer is a higher percentage of usage compared to memory cpu especially network. So what that means is that the hard drive in the computer is being pretty much maximally used now if i were to go and start a program like chrome.
See it goes up to a hundred percent and it s taking several seconds to open chrome. If this computer had a solid state drive in it that would be within one or two seconds and chrome would be open and the website would be opened up that took what maybe 12 seconds. Where it should have taken and the disk utilization is still 100 and it ll stay that way for a little bit. Because there s a hard drive in this computer.
So what i m going to do is show you how to copy all the data from the hard drive to a new solid state drive and then we ll open this thing up do the replacement and i m also going to try and upgrade the ram in the computer right now the ram or memory here is 4 gigabytes. I m going to try and get this up to 8 gigabytes and that will help with speed as well it s been about 40 seconds. And it s still maxing out the disk ok. It dropped down to 99 percent now so upgrading.
The the hard drive in this computer to a solid state drive is going to make a huge difference alright so we re here on on chrome. I m going to do a search for mac. Reham reflect there is a free version of this program. And what this does is allows you to create an exact clone of or copy of everything that s on the hard drive to a solid state drive.
I don t use for home use it asks you for an email address. But it s optional you don t have to put one just hit continue and it will start the download and in chrome it s down here at the bottom. I m gonna click it to get it started opening ok edition is free the rest of that s finds. I ma hit download.
So it s going to download the program and to start the installer. I m gonna go back here and close chrome. Say yes and next okay so before i launch. The mac room inflect reflect.
We actually need to get a solid state drive connected to this computer. See be putting in a 256 gigabyte. A data solid state drive. So here.
It is it s got connections for power and data. Cables and to get this connected to the to the all in one computer. So that we can do the transfer. I m going to use this adapter.
This is generally referred to as a usb to sata adapter comes with power that i m going to plug in so you plug the power from the adapter to the drive right here. And there s a little key that only actually sorry that was a data cable. This is a power cable. There s a key on both of the connectors so they can only go in one way can t do it wrong.
And then there s a usb cable that connects to the computer. Just going to turn this around and find a place to plug it in just an open usb port on the back okay. So..
The computer indicated with the beep that it recognized a new device. What i m going to do is right click on start and go back to device manager. And under disk drives. There s the a data solid state drive.
So it is recognized by the computer. Now. I should mention that this usb. 2.
Sata adapter. You could also use this on a three and a half inch hard drive that you d find in a desktop. There s also a cheaper. Simpler version if you re just connecting a two and a half inch drive hard drive or solid state drive to the computer.
It is cheaper and i ll put a link in the description of the video to to buy that as well alright so back here on the screen it sets a launch macro reflect now i m gonna hit finish alright so here in macaron reflect it s showing us the one terabyte western digital. Hard drive. And it s also recognizing the a data. 256.
Gigabyte solid state drive to copy everything that s on the hard drive to the solid state drive. I need to click clone this disk just under the one terabyte hard drive. So. The source is the one terabyte western digital.
Hard drive the destination. I need to select a disk to clone to and it shows me the the solid state drive. I ll just click it so next i need to drag down each of these partitions. It will attempt to automatically make the partitions smaller.
So they fit on the drive. But in some cases macro reflect will do this where it makes the the c drive windows partition use the entire rest of the space and then you can t drag down any more partitions now these two partitions. I most likely don t need the computer would work fine. If just i left it like this.
But if you want to make sure you get all the partitions. What you have to do is click the windows partition down here at the bottom and go to cloned partition properties. And what you have to do is drag this over so it makes room for the the two extra partitions. You know we may have one extra partition you may have three.
But this one is a little bit less than a gigabyte and this one is a little bit less than nineteen gigabytes. So we re going to do is drag this over and i m gonna pay attention to the free space number here. I m gonna get this over to approximately nineteen. So nineteen point.
One five five gigabytes and click ok. And then that should give me room to drag these partitions in yeah. That s a pretty much perfect fit. If there was a bunch of extra space over here on the the right side.
It would show me some free space and then i could come back and kind of reconfigure this. But that s just about perfect. What i m gonna do is click finish gives the option to run the backup now i definitely want to do that i don t want to save a backup and schedule future backups or copies. So i m gonna uncheck that and click ok and it will get started depending on how much data.
There is to clone over copy over it can take 15 minutes or a couple of hours basically at this point you just don t want to use the computer at all don t open anything that can cause problems with the the copy process now the macro reflect it s free and it generally works pretty well. But it is a little bit more hands on if you buy a samsung solid state drive you can get migration software from the samsung website that s free and it does all this pretty much completely hands off it figures out exactly what size the partitions need to be changed to in order to get them to fit just right. There s also the option to get software from western digital and seagate that does the same thing a little bit more hands off. Where you don t have to mess around with the size of the partitions.
I ll put links in the description of the video to both of those including the samsung migration software. But in the meantime. I ll just let this go and it will get done all right. It s been a few hours and it got done.
It s popped up a windows f drive. And this is the the main this would be like the c partition on the computer. But it had to assign it the f drive designation. If i come back to this pc.
So that s my original c drive here that we also have the windows f drive. This should be an exact copy of the to the only way to know for sure is to put this new drive in the computer. Replacing the one that s currently in there and seeing if it boots up..
And all your stuff is there. It also gave that recovery image a a little bit less than nineteen gigabyte recovery. Image dd drive designation. That s okay um back.
Here in macro. Reflect. It looks. Like it s still finishing up the last bits.
Okay and now it also brought up the recovery image g. Alright. Clone completed. And it took an hour and fifty minutes about two hours.
So okay out of that and then close and let s get all the way out of mac ram. I ve got the computer shut down. And we just need to go back here and disconnect the cables going to it moving the power. I m just gonna move over now some keyboard get them out of the way disconnect the usb to sata adapter.
So next step is to replace the hard drive in the computer. With this solid. State drive. Which should have a complete image full copy of the c drive.
I m just gonna lay this down alright. So i think. This is gonna be a fairly typical all in one opening all in one computer opening up so generally what you do is you take off the stand. And then take screws out at the bottom and sometimes here on the back of the drive.
And then pop off the entire top shell. See ya. There s also a little usb transceiver probably for the mouse and keyboard that came at the computer. I ll just set that they all need to put that back in so let s see to get stand off most likely.
I need to pop office cover right here looks like it s gonna come off getting in there with a screwdriver and i here we go so. That little cover and looks like there are four screws phillips screws right down in there with hp and dell computers. If you look up the model number of the of the computer along with the words service manual. You ll find on the company s website.
Step by step instructions for for doing this so you don t have to do it blindly and again that s dell and hp computers for the most part alright. I m just going to put those four screws over there. And there s a screw right here and another one under a cover right there looks like the cover that was on the side. Just fell off at some point.
Okay. So this is a hitachi empowered screwdriver right now. It s on the lowest strength setting as far as turning power. It s set to one.
I m going to turn this up to 21 try that again wow. That really doesn t want come out yeah. That s a philips screw it s really tight. I m sorry with a manual driver.
Oh you know what it s not coming out it s um whenever you turn it a little bit. It actually pops the cover off slightly. That s interesting. I don t think i ve ever seen this before well.
That s one reason to look up the service manual. Before you start doing this so though put that cover over there. And this yeah. You you turn it like a quarter turn.
And it starts popping off the entire cover. So. Then i should be able to get under it kind of just go along with a spudger and pop. It feels like it s about to come off go on the side here.
Cool alright. Well. This is a little bit..
Interesting the dvd drive is actually in the the cover. And it s got a cable that s running over here. See. If i can just lay that down without putting too much stress on the cable.
Yeah that ll be fine. So the the hard drive in the computer is right here. I can see it in there. And i m also going to be hopefully upgrading the ram in the computer.
And it should be under this cover probably. Oh yeah looks like it s got a marking for two ram sticks. Right there. So most likely.
It s under there. Let s do the hard drive first okay. It looks like one screw is holding. It that s a captive screw.
It won t come out. And it s got a little handle here that hopefully i can use to kind of rock this to the left and get it to disengage from its connector look. I don t see any other screws holding it it feels like it s gonna come out just kind of putting pressure and rocking. It there we go alright.
So yeah. It s a three and a half inch hard drive. And there s its power and data. Connectors and they just go in right.
There. So what i have to do is rig up the the solid state drive to basically align. Properly over there so it looks like four screws are holding the drive in its spot. I m not going to be able to reuse these.
Because the threads better in these screws are a larger more coarse thread. And then what a solid state drive uses okay. I m just gonna slide this out. And this hard drive.
Here. There s nothing wrong with this hard drive. It s just a little bit too slow to keep up with what the computer needs. But i m going to suggest to my client that we put this into an external enclosure.
So it can be used as a an extra hard drive for backups or extra data you can take it and plug into another computer you could plug it into your xbox or playstation. 2. An increase its storage capacity some dvrs they go along with cable systems or satellite systems you can plug in an external hard drive and expand their storage as well so basically this would go into one of these right here this right. Here is a an external hard drive where the drive inside had failed.
But i could put this in there. And it would work for the meantime. I m just gonna set it over there right so the solid state drive needs to go in approximately like that so that the drive can go just right there and still be held in place. Otherwise.
It s kind of be kind of floppy in there so what can we do to make that happen if i were to push this back into its spot. Ideally. What i would want to do is put a screw right there to hold di. The drive in place.
See. If that s possible pull that out so the drive should be approximately like that and then a screw coming through right here to hold it in place. Don t see another way to get that done other than that let s give that a try so what i need is a screw with small threads. Which i should have some in here one like this so drive like that and then a screw going in right here to hold it alright.
See how that aligns hmm that did it okay. That s probably one of the toughest alignments. I ve seen in one of these usually there s a way to make it go in easier than that but don t live to don t look a gift horse in the mouth. I m just screwing back in the retention screw cool just lay that back down.
Now to get to the ram sticks. Which should be right here. This entire plate has to come off it looks like it s held in by several screws and what i m doing is just looking at this entire thing..
I wonder yeah. That s all one big piece it looks like so let s take out the screws that appear to be holding. It in place one more one more right here and i ve found that just by lifting up on it and seeing. Which part didn t want to keep moving and my i went directly to it there we go okay and good.
There is one four gigabyte stick of ram in here. And there s another slot right there to add another all right let s see what i ve got should have a few four gigabyte sticks of ram. And i need ddr3 ram. This is ddr4 says so right on it that s an 8 gigabyte stick.
Suppose i could put that in there and get her up to 12. But she agreed to to 8. That s the ddr4 here we go ddr3. 4.
Gigabyte. That s what i need ok so to put this in it only goes in one way. There s a notch in the stick of ram which matches up with a bit of plastic there you put it in it like a 30 degree angle from the motherboard push it in until it stops and then you push down on it and it snaps into place to take the ram out you push out on these two plastic slash metal bits here that way. And it ll pop out all right.
So let s put the cover back on this covers. The motherboard essentially. I ll just go back. And put.
The screws in okay one more right here okay. So here. Generally what you do is get this approximately on the right to place down here at the the far side. I m just kind of lay it down push that should snap back in place.
Okay. Let s see basically what i m looking for is just gaps between the cover and the screen this up this one right. There the rest that looks good okay all right so the foot. It s got two little metal pieces that will go into those two little holes there kind of angle.
It up and down just like that and then i ll go back and put in the screws go back and tighten them each down all the way stand this up and snap back on this cover hmm. Okay. I ll leave this back down push. This all the way so it s there and let s see if it ll go on now there we go snap it back into place.
Let s go ahead and put this cover back on this spot right here. The other one just isn t around anymore. It s not that important really don t really need the covers all right let s give it power and we ll go ahead and plug in the little usb adapter for their mouse and keyboard and plug in the mouse and keyboard the power button is back here just under there. Let s see if it boots under windows looks like it s trying to i ll go ahead and type in the password.
So if the computer does this that means the clone was successful if a clone isn t successful it s very obvious either won t even boot into windows or when it gets to the desktop. It ll just start going from the desktop to a black screen over and over and over again every couple of seconds. So that worked to check the let s go take a look at the device manager. I m right clicking on start and going to device manager and under disk drives there s our a data solid state drive.
I ll click the file explorer and we ve got the windows c drive. And it s got 130 gigabytes of free space all right. So. Let s do a test.
Let s open up. The chrome browser and see how long it takes to actually come up and be usable. Yeah that wasn t even a second came right up great i m gonna click home go to system and then about okay yeah eight gigabytes of ram to go directly. There.
What you could do is right click on start and go to system. And it takes you right there. Eight gigabytes of ram. Okay.
Well that was a successful upgrade to a solid state drive and an extra four gigabytes of ram. ” ..
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