Installing SSD drive to Studio XPS 435MT

By Poke13
Sep 13, 2011
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  1. Hello guys,

    I would really appreciate any info on this subject if possible!

    I have a Dell Studio XPS 435MT and I have seen a really good deal on a 120gb SSD drive and would like to replace my two 500gb HD's in RAID-0 setup, to hopefully speed up startup times and generally speed up the response of the PC, I also use it with Photoshop and 3D programs so I think this upgrade will help here too. I will probably just use each 500gb hard drives separately for storage or if possible set them up as RAID-0 again for storage but I guess just separately is safer.

    My main question is how do I go about installing it?

    I have Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit (Dell version). Can I just install this onto the new drive? Or do I have to uninstall from current set up first?


    Thanks in advance.

    Poke13
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,689   +153

    Do you already have a RAID array set up? If you dismantle the RAID array you will loose all data on both drives and you will have to re-build the array fresh. The 120GB SSD can be used like any hard drive, alone or in a RAID array, but its speed would be wasted in RAID


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