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ASUS Q200E hard drive upgrade instructions (replace w/SSD)

S200E (left) and X202E (right) these machines are virtually identical!

The Q200E is a great little laptop that is generally available for about $449 at Best Buy. The Q200e and the other similar models sold elsewhere (X202E, S200E) are definitely one of the best touchscreen Windows 8 laptop options out there! Unfortunately, they are all shipped with a relatively slow hard drive and the RAM is soldered in. The only other thing the Q200E is lacking is Bluetooth EASY PERFORMANCE UPGRADES: You can now replace the slow hard drive with

ASUS X202E hard drive upgrade instructions (replace w/SSD)

Gently use the pull-tab to remove the hard drive

The X202E-DH31T is a very cool little laptop and for the price ($400-$500) it is definitely one of the best touchscreen options out there! Unfortunately, it is saddled with a relatively slow hard drive and the RAM is soldered in. PERFORMANCE TIP: replace the slow hard drive with a fast SSD. See instructions below! *Bloatware removal is of course recommended as well   After upgrading to a SSD, commenter RJ suggested putting the old hard drive in a USB enclosure,

ASUS S200E SSD Upgrade Guide

HDD SSD comparison photo

Here is a step-by-step photo tutorial for upgrading the S200E to utilize a fast SSD! 2016 UPDATE: My top SSD recommendation is the Samsung 850 EVO series. They start at around $70 for the 120GB version and they go all the way up to 2TB. Huge performance improvement vs the default HDD. RATING NOTE: while this upgrade is a little more difficult than some others, the new SSD still resulted in a HUGE performance improvement so I give this upgrade

DELETE a Recovery Partition when Disk Management won’t let you


Today I was preparing a 2.5″ SATA laptop hard drive for use in my wife’s mini-PC. The hard drive I was attempting to use came from an old Acer laptop. I connected the hard drive via a USB enclosure and attempted to clear out the old partitions and reformat. Unfortunately I found that the Windows 7 Disk Management interface would not allow me to delete the “System Recovery” partition. Here is how I went about deleting that protected partition so I could

ACPI\TOS620A Unknown Device driver download [solved]


Question. from Laptop Lover: Hello, I have a Toshiba Tecra R10 laptop and I recently installed Windows 7. Almost everything is good, however, after running Windows update I still have ONE unknown device in device manager. It is called ACPI/TOS620A and I do not know what it is or how to get it working. The only other info I have listed is 2&daba3ff&0.  Where can I find the correct driver? Answer. That is the hard drive shock protection feature of your