Dell 755 optiplex

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  1. Posts : 497
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    Dell 755 optiplex


    Need advise I want to install a 128GB SSD in my desktop
    Will it work is it worth it also is it hard to install
    Thank you
    TIMMY

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    128GB is a little on the small size but if this is a machine that you surf and email on it should be sufficient. Just. SSD like a little room so I wouldn't fill it pass 80GB.


    The physical installation is usually quite painless. You need the drive, an adapter to hold a 2.5 inch drive in a 3.5" desktop bay and a couple of screws. Likely they will come with 3.5 inch to 2,5 inch adapter.

    If this is the only drive then you can reuse Sata data cable and power cable.

    If you are also going to keep old HDD for bulk storage you very likely need a Sata Cable. You will have to open box and see where Sata ports are on Motherboard and how far it is to drive bay.

    Opening box is a good idea just to make sure you have empty bay.

    Now for power, you have to check your wiring harness. Is there is a plug in reach to connect and is it the right connector? You may need an adapter from male Molex to Female Sata

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    That is the physical installation, now to the more complex task, software.

    You could clean install on the SSD or you could backup HDD and restore to SSD. This is a little trickier as HDD is likely bigger than 128GB.

    How comfortable are you with clean installs?


    Is it worth it??

    Just about any machine will benefit from an SSD. Going with an SSD and ensuring you have at least 8GB of memory are the two best upgrades anyone can make, in my opinion.


    Ken
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    Thank you Ken for the information how many GB do you recommend i just surf and email a lot of photos thats it
    What type of SSD am i looking for saw some on e-BAY Do i leave the other HD active to copy my stuff to the new SSD
    Thanks Again
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    I've done three HD to SSD upgrades using Samsung EVO 860 SDD's.

    Samsung includes dedicated cloning software that makes cloning your existing HD to the SDD painless.

    Here's a video on replacing a hard drive in your computer replace hard drive dell 755 optiplex - Google Search

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    i replaced my own HD my question is are the wires fro the HD connected to the ssd
    also how do i put what is on my HD to my SSD
    Also does anyone know of a brand to look at
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    JackHughs said:
    I've done three HD to SSD upgrades using Samsung EVO 860 SDD's.

    Samsung includes dedicated cloning software that makes cloning your existing HD to the SDD painless.

    Here's a video on replacing a hard drive in your computer replace hard drive dell 755 optiplex - Google Search

    JackHughs
    One slightly scary feature of the Samsung cloning software is that it blanks the source drive. (https://s3.ap-northeast-2.amazonaws...._ENG_v.4.0.pdf)

    I don't recall that feature from when I last used that software a couple of years ago, but the manual states it clearly.
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    walleyeblugill said:
    i replaced my own HD my question is are the wires fro the HD connected to the ssd
    also how do i put what is on my HD to my SSD
    Also does anyone know of a brand to look at
    If this is really for an Optiplex 755, which version do you have?

    It matters because the mini-tower version seems to have 4 SATA ports. The destop version has 3, the small form factor 2, and the ultra small form factor, only one. I hope that you don't have the USFF model. (https://www.dell.com/downloads/globa..._techspecs.pdf)

    If you have a model with at least one free SATA port, you connect the SSD to that, just like any regular SATA hard drive. (It'd be a 2.5" size, though, commonly used in laptops.) You do the software cloning thing, disconnect the old HDD, and there you are. If you don't have a free SATA port, you'd need an external USB adapter. They're inexpensive.

    128GB may be a bit small if it's the only drive on the system, but if you aren't keep any significant amount of data on it, it would be adequate.

    One suggestion: Crucial BX500 2.5" 240GB SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT240BX500SSD1 - Newegg.com You wouldn't save much money by going smaller.

    Crucial uses a version of Acronis True Image software. I've been using a paid version of that for years. I like it, but it's not as easy to use as some.
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    bobkn said:
    One slightly scary feature of the Samsung cloning software is that it blanks the source drive. (https://s3.ap-northeast-2.amazonaws...._ENG_v.4.0.pdf)

    I don't recall that feature from when I last used that software a couple of years ago, but the manual states it clearly.
    HI.

    I read the Samsung manual but could not find any mention of blanking the source drive. It does blank the target drive if necessary.

    Did I miss something? I be really embarrassed to find that I've been saving the original drives for nothing.

    JackHughs
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    usff model all it states on tower is 755 optiplex
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  10. Posts : 27,660
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    I've used Samsung migration and never had source erase. From their manual.

    Dell 755 optiplex-image.png


    Walley thanks to bobkn's research you now know that your PC only supports one storage drive. So it will be just the SSD.

    As such all the intrnal cabling you need is present, one Sata data cable and one Sata power cable.

    How big is your current HDD and how much free space do you have?
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