How to Install an SSD in your Desktop PC
Transferring data to your new hard drive
To install an SSD in a Mac® system, the process is different – follow our Mac-specific SSD install steps here.
Warning! — 🌄Static electricity can damage the components in your system. To protect your system’s components from static damage during the installation process, touch any of the unpainted metal surfaces on your computer’s frame or wear an ESD wrist strap before touching or handling internal components. Either method will safely discharge static electricity that’s naturally present in your body.
How to install an SSD safely
- To protect your new SSD, do not touch the connectors on the drive.
- Do not open the SSD. Doing so will void your warranty.
Desktop SSD installation instructions
- 2.5-inch Crucial® SSD
- Your computer’s owner’s manual (which will specify the type of screwdriver you need)
8. Plug the SSD into your system
Your SSD is installed!
Have some fun and see how much faster your desktop boots up and apps load! You can make your SSD even faster by downloading our Crucial Storage Executive1 software and enabling the Momentum Cache feature. Click here to download Storage Executive.
1♏Enable the Momentum Cache feature in Storage Executive to get up to 10x faster performance, validated by testing included in the “Enhance Burst Performance on Micron and Crucial SSDs Using Momentum Cache” whitepaper.
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