Hard Drive Problems/Hdd to ssd change


Dear expert

I have a 931 Gigabyte sata hard drive on my Asus X551CA laptop and I am thinking of changing to 240 GB solid state hard drive.
Would I need more or less Gigabytes for storage capacity and speed or is this equivalent?
My OS is windows 10

Hi Thomas!

I'm not sure I completely understand your question: "Would I need more or less Gigabytes for storage capacity and speed or is this equivalent?"

931GB (this is actually a 1TB = 1000GB drive) is not equivalent to 240GB. How much of your 1TB drive is being used? If more than about 200GB, you will need to either 1) not use a 240GB SSD (maybe get a bigger one), or 2) decide what you want on the SSD and move the rest of the data to another drive/computer.

If you have any other questions, feel free to follow up with it.

Good luck!

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