moderated Re: Laptop updating

Glenn / Lenny

In terms of RAM, and if it's available for a machine, I like ECC RAM.
Error Correcting Code, because data corruption often happens and this can save from data loss.

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Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5:15 PM
Subject: Re: Laptop updating

I too prefer Samsung but I have used a Crucial SSD and it was fine. In everyday use it was fast but the Samsung was faster in file transfers and testing. If your laptop has a M2 NVME port use it! you can get transfer rates over 2 terabytes per second! My Samgsung 960 Pro read at 2.5TBs and wrote at 2.3TBs. Win 10 loads in less than 10 seconds!

On 9/17/2019 3:08 PM, Mike B wrote:

As far as RAM goes, I would go with Crucial.  You can go to,
and run a Crucial scan of your computer.  This scan will tell you what your motherboard maximum amount is, also tell you how many slots you have and give you the recommended RAM specifically for your motherboard.
For the SSD, I've never used a Crucial SSD, but I've always used the Samsung brand and have had nothing but good luck with it.  I'm sure there other excellent choices, but this is only my 2¢ worth.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is that somebody screwed up.
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Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:32 PM
Subject: Re: Laptop updating

Thank you.

I’ll let you know how it goes. Any referrals on the ram sticks and sd HD?

From: <> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:18 PM
Subject: Re: Laptop updating

Hi Rick,

I have changed many laptop HDs and RAM sticks.

Usually there are two separate covers for these on the underside of the laptop, but sometimes there is just one cover.

It will have screws to remove, and you will have to feel for the screws and then the patterns of seams to figure out which is which.

The RAM cover is usually smaller

The RAM will have wire on the sides of the RAM that hold in the RAM stick or sticks.

You typically squeeze the sides of the RAM to lift it out.

Forget the idea of a wrist strap, as that is for sighted folk who may not rest their arm on the chassis while doing the work.  The wrist strap is to discharge static from your body, but I believe that it would not be possible to non-visually do this without touching the chassis.

Make note of the notch in the RAM stick along the contacts, as there is a bump that it lines up with in the slot that can be felt.

The HD will pull away from where it slides in, there is usually a cover to unscrew from that before sliding it out.


You may want to feel the parts you are putting in carefully, so you can compare them for orientation in the motherboard.



----- Original Message -----

From: Rick Mladek

Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:07 PM

Subject: Laptop updating

Good afternoon all,

With the talk regarding windows 7 and 10, I recently noticed my laptop is windows 7, as well. I will update this to windows 10 and although being a Dell XPS 15Z model, it is as slow as a herd of turtles comparing to my desktop which has a SD HD. I’ll be putting in a SD HD, upgrading the ram from 4 to 8 and therefore, my question...

When I take the SD HD and have it as main and then use the older 7200 HD as a back-up drive, is this more difficult and I should have a computer store do the work or is is all this work able to be done? I will have unprofessional sighted assistance and have worked on and built tower systems but with the laptop and the smaller size, is this more than I should attempt?

Also, I would be attempting to do all the shuffling of information from the old hard drive to the new SD with the latest version/update of Jaws 2019.

Thanks for all comments,


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