Ever sine I purchased my laptop I've been thinking about adding an SSD Drive to it or replacing the HD that came with it. Unfortunately at the time even the 128GB SSD drives cost a decent chunk of change. I now have started seeing SSD prices coming down and even seen a Samsung 750GB SSD for $359 with the 500GB and lower actually at reasonable prices. So I'm thinking now might be the time for me to add or replace my HD. I do have a 2nd HD bay in my laptop so I could just add an SSD drive and I'm thinking doing that rather then replacing my HD makes the most sense. What I'm not sure about is how exactly do I move the OS from the originally HD to the SSD drive without having to format the HD and then completely re-install everything which I don't want to do. I did hear that at least with the Samsung 750GB SSD that it came with some program that moved everything from your HD to your new SSD drive and made sure that the programs that weren't set to work on an SSD drive, like a disk fragmantation program set to run every month on a schedule, were taken care of so not to screw up anything.
So does anyone know if any SSD drive you buy comes with a program that moves your files and programs from your old HD to your new SSD Drive?
Also if they all do come with a program tat does that can you have it just move specific files or programs over to the new SSD Drive?
The thing is I'm not looking to buy a 750gb SSD even though that's an amazing prize. I'm looking to buy either a 256gb($150-$179) or a 480gb($279-$299) SSD Drive just to put my OS, my music, my wife's graphic art stuff, & any gaming stuff. Everything else I'd like to keep on the HD I have right now or on the 750gb External HD I have connected to my Desktop computer.
Any advice on adding the SSD drive? I've already added 4gbs of Ram when I 1st bought this Acer Aspire 7750G laptop to bring it to 8gbs. So I know how to open the laptop and where the SSD will fit. I guess other then the questions I had above about moving programs over to the SSD drive and continue to have them working I also am not exactly sure how to make it so the SSD drive fits and isn't constantly moving around because I'm sure the HD bay isn't exactly the same size as the new SSD drives. How do you keep the SSD drive from sliding around inside the case? Could I use velcro?