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What To Do After Installing New SSD – Answer & FAQ

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    Updated on October 6, 2022
    John Chad, Bachelor Computer Science Degree & Computer Engineering.
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    John Chad, Bachelor Degree in Computer Science & Computer Engineering.
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    John is a certified IT & Computer Engineer with a Bachelors Degree. He has worked for a International Insurance Company in the IT department before deciding to become a full time blogger to help his readers. Holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.

    SSDs are highly recommended for those who need quick load times on their computers, they don’t usually have as much space as HDDs, but the speed & results you get from them is well worth it. Installing one is straightforward whether you go for a cheaper drive (SSD) with lower capacity or a more expensive one with 1-2 terabytes (TB) of storage. Before opening your computer’s case and tinkering around, you should know a few things. Two main objectives should be in mind: one is to get your computer running the way you like, and two others should be to prevent harm.

    What To Do After Installing New SSD Windows 10?

    – Keep the receipt of purchase.
    – Store the SSD’s box. (Don’t throw it away! If anything happens with the SSD you’ll have the warranty to cover it.)
    – Verify the installation location.
    – Use it as a system drive.
    – Use it strictly as a data drive.
    – Check to see if the speed is up to par.

    Can I Just Plug In A New SSD?

    Mostly, you can just plug it in. After doing so It will have a new drive letter. You may have to fiddle around a bit in Disk Management before it shows up on your computer as a new drive.

    Do You Have To Reinstall Windows After Adding In An SSD?

    It depends, if you want to install Windows in your new SSD then yes when upgrading your primary storage drive, a fresh install is the most recommended option. However, if you’re only using the new SSD as an extra data storage drive then there is no need to reinstall Windows.