Acer Asp. One 532h - replacing hard drive with SSD

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    Acer Asp. One 532h - replacing hard drive with SSD

    This runs Windows 7 Starter. But now the 250GB hard drive has given up. Luckily I have the files from it. But now I need to replace it with a SDD.

    How easy is it to replace the hard drive?

    What are good tools / web sites with instructions - I'll need to copy / clone the system to an external drive - but how and what with?

    Are these good SSDs:

    Toshiba 256GB 2.5" SSD THNSNH256GCST, SATA III - 6Gb/s for Asus, Dell, Sony, HP
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252423885680 - £149
    SanDisk Ultra II SSD 240 GB Sata III 2.5-inch Internal SSD up to 550 MB/s
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/122307406429 - £115

    Do I need a caddy for the new SDD?

    Many thanks.
     
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    Use this program to clone copy your hard drive to the new hard drive


    https://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html


    Replacing the hard drive instructions can be found here

    REMOVE BATTTERY, TURN OVER THE LAPTOP,REMOVE A SMALL PANEL, PULL OUT THE HARD DRIVE.
    SCREW THE NEW DRIVE TO THE HARD DRIVE CARRIER THAT YOU DETACHED .
    REVERSE THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FITTING.


    https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Acer+Aspire+One+532h-2527+Hard+Disk+Drive+Replacement/71515


    You should be able to obtain a 240gb ssd drive for between £50-80


    https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_s...arch-alias=aps&field-keywords=240gb+ssd+drive


    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=240gb+ssd+drive&tbm=shop&sa=G&gbv=1&sei=M9mhWJuZHIuSgAbR868I
     
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    I guess my question is why you would want to spend that kind of money on a 6 year old netbook? I have one, the same model as you, and just for grins, updated to Windows 10 while it was still free to do so. I also have 2 gigs of memory. The single core Atom CPU is overwhelmed most of the time. Multi tasking is out of the question. While OK for checking email or word processing, web pages are slow to load. I think you would be better served in applying the money you intend for a new SSD and put it towards a new laptop.
     
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    Basically all we need is web access for when we are travelling overseas. A HDD is too fragile. A SSD would be more robust. And since we go back-packing, sailing on tall ships, and other adventurous activities all we need is a basic computer. The Acer has been round the world twice. Getting a new laptop with Windows 10 and its damned updates was a consideration but then we read of the angst that millions have had with Windows 10. So the choice was update the HDD on the Acer an stay with Win 7, or go to LInux.
     
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    I still have my 532h but it now just gathers dust. I too travel internationally and formally used mine for the reasons you state. In addition to email & word processing, I also had marine navigation software and a GPS dongle. I chartered bare boats often in the Caribbean and it came in handy.
    However, most charter yachts nowadays have GPS chart plotters aboard. I gave up the netbook for the convenience of a tablet. I'm currently using a 32 gig 2013 Nexus 7. I found a custom ROM and have Android 7.1.2 running without a hitch and is light years faster than the netbook. In fact I'm using it for this reply. Truly a multi purpose gadget. For traveling, it has an alarm feature for catching those early morning flights. With the Kindle app, all my online books can be downloaded and read. An email client, web browser, word processing and a built in GPS with marine charts and road maps. The tablet is instant on with no boot delay and weighs ounces. Same charger and cord fits my mobile phone so my backpack is now considerably lighter.
     
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