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  1.    05 Jun 2017 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    This page:
    Laptops | View All Our Laptops | Acer Solutions

    Shows the ACER VN7-791Gs as all coming with an SSD and a HDD.

    Here's general disassembly instructions:
    Acer Aspire V Nitro VN7-591G Disassembly and SSD, RAM, HDD upgrade guide | MyFixGuide.com

    Depending on what size SSD it has now, I would get a 256 GB (they are actually 240 GB) SSD, and install and run Windows 10 from the SSD. Then tackle replacing the HDD for extra storage when you can afford it. A 240 GB SSD will cost $80 on up - with $120 being about average. Just make sure to get the M.2 type that has the same pin configuration as you have (which should be shown in the link above). It looks like this, M.2 type, long and narrow, "half" screw hole on one end, 2 notches in the pins on the other end:

    Attachment 138016
    Apparently it's a Lite-on 60GB SSD. I think I remember that Windows was on it (I had no idea it was an SSD in the first place and had forgotten all about it, as I can only ever see the HDD drive C in This PC). I just opened Disk Management to check it out and all I found was the 1 TB HDD partitioned into 4 parts.

    But either way, wouldn't it be better to just replace the HDD first if it's the one creating the problems, before it fails?
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  2.    05 Jun 2017 #12
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    That was an incredible number of chkdsk repairs.

    There are pro and con for drives.

    The pro of a HD is that they are inexpensive and can store a lot of data.
    The pro of a SSD is faster boot. And you can knock around the computer more in a backpack etc. and worry less about damage.
    The SSD is the better choice now as the cloud is another option to store files.
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  3.    05 Jun 2017 #13
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    Thanks for all the help guys, I'm getting my hard drive replaced tomorrow. After I canceled the chkdsk and restarted the computer, I could not access it anymore as it was stuck in the "preparing automatic repair" loop so that was a breaking point. I hope my data is still retrievable though because, ironically, the laptop seems to also have corrupted my external hard drive that has all my backed up important data on it.
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  4.    05 Jun 2017 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by zbook View Post
    The pro of a SSD is faster boot. And you can knock around the computer more in a backpack etc. and worry less about damage.
    The SSD is the better choice now as the cloud is another option to store files.

    Not just faster booting. Moving from a HDD to an M.2 SSD would cause a massive increase in overall performance, much more than just at boot time.
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