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Does anybody know if I can upgrade my notebook hard drive to a SSD drive?

Can I put an Intel 510 Series Elm Crest SSD into an ASUS X7BSV-TY074V notebook?

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Do you have an OS to install onto this SSD? – Xeoncross Oct 30 '12 at 16:09

Generally speaking, yes. As long as it's a SATA connection and your notebook has space for a standard 2.5" drive then you should be fine. It's important to note, however, that the new drive won't have an OS on it and may not be formatted with the correct filesystem for whatever OS you'll be using it for (ntfs, hfs+, ext4, etc.).

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In other words: you can do this, but the computer won't boot up until you install windows (and all your apps) again from scratch. – Joel Coehoorn Oct 30 '12 at 15:56

You should be able to, provided that the replacement is 2.5 inches. You;ll also need to check that your current hard drive is SATA (i.e. not IDE/SCSI) as the one in the link is a SATA drive.

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