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A great upgrade for laptop.
Reviewed in Canada on February 15, 2019
I had 1TB 7200rpm HDD in my HP laptop. And this was always the biggest bottleneck for the performance of my laptop. So finally I decided to upgrade my HDD to SSD. I checked on the website of Crucial and this SSD came as compatible with HP Pavilion laptop. I got this SSD in one day through prime and started preparation for the upgrade. Crucial gives you software - 'Acronis True Image for Crucial' to make a clone of the current HDD on SSD so you could transfer all the data. However it Acronis software was not of much use. First of all this software is extremely slow, so even if you just select source drive and destination drive, it takes minutes before you can do the next step. I was trying to make clone of a larger HDD (1TB) to a smaller SSD (480GB), for that Acronis asked me to exclude some of the drives or folders I do not want to clone. However this step crashed the application everytime I tried to select a drive. Finally I did some search on Internet and got this tool called - Maricum Reflect for free. This tool was great and I was easily able to shrink the size of the drives and select only the drives I needed to clone. You can find online tutorials/videos on how to use it. One the cloning process was done, I opened my laptop and replaced Hdd with this SSD. Closed laptop and started it, and it booted within seconds instead of taking minutes. Due to cloning, SSD started working within seconds without any further changes. It works great and I can clearly see the performance difference in my laptop. I should have got it done earlier, but I totally recommend getting this SSD if you are still using Hard disk in your computer. You will not regret it, also considering price is within $100 it is totally a great performance boost for your laptop.