Can I install an SSD myself?

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So, you have been thinking about upgrading your computer with an SSD for quite some time and you have finally taken the plunge and bought one. You’re pleased with your purchase and quite excited, when suddenly you freeze as you start to think about the installation of the SSD and you panic. “OMG what do I do with it when it arrives?!?!” ……. “I don’t even know where my existing drive is inside my computer, let alone where to put this new one!” …… “I wonder who would be able to install it for me?” ……… “Oh no, this is going to be a big and expensive job!” ………… “AHHHHHHH!!!”.


Well if you are here it means you came looking for some answers to these questions, and let me tell you, you are going to be surprised by how easy it is to install your SSD in your computer YOURSELF! Yes, you read that right, there is no need to take your computer to a specialist to install the SSD for you, we have a ton of information available to you and step by step guides to make your upgrade as easy and seamless as possible. So, fear not and let’s get you prepared for your upgrade!


Mac Support:


Check out our TKB article which will talk you through the different steps of your upgrade.  We also have a fantastic Mac Installation Center with specific guides and images for hundreds of different Mac models to make installation even easier.


PC Support:


SSDs come in different shapes and sizes and can be installed in thousands of different systems. The guides ahead refer primarily to 2.5” SSDs, so for the physical install of an mSATA or M.2 SSD, you can refer to the appropriate link, then you can follow on with our Crucial Easy Install Tool. It will literally take you through every step with videos showing you just how easy it is. The tool does a great job of highlighting differences between the installation in laptops and desktops, but you know what? We at Crucial are so awesome, that we have broken this down even more for you because we have separate guides for laptops and desktops! How cool is that?!


So, there you have it! By now, you should have your smile back and feeling like you are ready to conquer the world, and who knows, maybe one day you will, but for today, you will conquer your slow PC and that’s huge…. You’re about to experience something powerful and beautiful. Enjoy your upgrade and keep tuned for our next post!