Time needed: 10 Minutes
- Make sure you’re working in a static-safe environment: Remove any plastic bags or papers from your workspace.
- Gather supplies:
- 2.5-inch TwinMOS H2 Ultra SSD
- Your computer’s owner’s manual (which will specify the type of screwdriver you need)
- Shut down your system: Disconnect the power cable and remove the battery. Refer to your system’s owner’s manual for how to do this.
- Discharge residual electricity: Hold down the power button for 5 seconds to discharge residual electricity
- Open your laptop’s case: Refer to your owner’s manual for how to do this.
- Ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface: This is an extra safeguard that protects your drive and components from static damage during the installation process. Finger touching an unpainted metal surface in the interior of a laptop to discharge static charge
- Locate the storage bay: Refer to your owner’s manual for the exact location and note the size of the bays. Remove the old storage drive. Look closely at the old storage drive for any brackets, adapters, support frames, braces, pull tabs, or screws that might be attached to it. If anything is attached to the old drive, remove it and put it on the SSD in the same mannerOld storage drive being removed from the storage bay of a laptop
- Plug the SSD into your system: Don’t force the connection – it should plug in easily and fit snugly.If the SSD doesn’t fit snugly, use the spacer that comes with your Crucial® SSD and attach it to the SSD by peeling off the adhesive and sticking the spacer onto the drive. Attaching the spacer allows the SSD to achieve the same level of thickness as the existing drive you removed. Note: many installations don’t require the spacer, so you might not need to use it.
- Reassemble your laptop
- Power on your computer