I ordered the following machine for my daughter and I didn't choose an SSD during my order there was on offer some unusual dual SSD with RAID 0 without any explanation as to the purpose and advantages of such a setup. So I went ahead with a hard drive.
Internal lithium polymer battery (4400mAh)
Blu-ray Disc™ player
Intel® Core™ i7-2640M processor (2.80GHz / 3.50GHz with Turbo Boost)
4GB (4GB fixed onboard + 1 open SDRAM slot) DDR3-SDRAM-1333
Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64-bit
AMD Radeon™ HD 6630M (1GB) hybrid graphics with Intel® Wireless Display technology
15.5" LED backlit Full HD display (1920 x 1080)
500GB (7200rpm) hard drive
15.5" S Series Customizable Laptop
But I've now bought a Crucial M4 512 GB SSD (Crucial 512 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s CT512M4SSD2) which I'd like to install in her latop instead of the hard drive, using the Apricorn SATA Wire Notebook Hard Drive Upgrade Kit ASW-USB-25.
Can someone please tell me:
1) Whether this will work. If it doesn't then I can return the SSD without any problem
2) Whether there are issues I should pay attention to (BIOS? SATA? IDE? Drivers?) - All mysterious to me.
3) What I should do in sequence. Perhaps disable defragmentation before cloning the drive?