Question: What does TBW stand for on my SSD? Answer: TBW stands for Terabytes Written. Specifically, TBW is the number of terabytes written that the manufacturer expects a particular SSD to be capable of during the lifetime of the drive. In general, the higher the TBW the better. However, be aware that different manufacturers may use different estimates and formulas for arriving at a given TBW. If you go with a reputable manufacturer, like Samsung or Intel, and choose a
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7/7/2016 9:15:29 PM 7/7/2016 9:15:29 PM HDD Raw Copy Tool 1.10; http://hddguru.com 7/7/2016 9:15:29 PM 7/7/2016 9:15:29 PM * * * * * IMPORTANT: DURING THE DUPLICATION PROCESS 7/7/2016 9:15:29 PM ALL DATA ON TARGET WILL BE IRREVERSIBLY OVERWRITTEN! 7/7/2016 9:15:29 PM 7/7/2016 9:15:29 PM Source:  ASMT 2105 0 [250.05 GB] 7/7/2016 9:15:29 PM Target:  ASMT 2105 0 [250.05 GB] 7/7/2016 9:16:17 PM Locking device… 7/7/2016 9:16:18 PM Copying… 7/7/2016 9:16:18 PM Read Error occurred at offset 131,072;
Here are some disassembly photos from a Dell M2010 upgrade. Two upgrades were performed: #1 SSD installation #2 “Always on” fan mod (this alleviates the NVIDIA GPU death issue) Enjoy 🙂
The various system vendors (Dell, Lenovo, HP, etc.) generally use a large number of partitions on their SSDs and HDD. Here is an example from a recent Windows 10 laptop with a 256GB m.2 SSD boot drive: Partition 1 Recovery Partition 2 System Partition 3 OEM Partition 4 Reserved Partition 5 Primary Partition 6 Recovery Wow, that is a ton of partitions! Normally that many partitions is not a big deal, but if you want to quickly re-purpose an old
Upgrading from a HDD to a SSD (or from slow SSD to fast SSD) is one of the most effective options for increasing PC/laptop/Mac performance. However, one of the most common questions I hear is how to preserve the existing OS and data from the old drive, or how to make sure a new OS install goes well. Here are some options: Windows cloning/restore options: Clone from the existing drive to the new drive I really like True Image 2016, but
Here is a photo guide to upgrading the RAM and installing an SSD on the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1. This is a very nice laptop for the price and you can read a brief review here. For the upgrade steps, start and the bottom of the page and work your way up… 🙂 These simple upgrades take a nice basic machine and make it much more capable! 🙂
I have cloned a few hundred PC Windows/Linux drives, but today marked the first time that I cloned a Max OSX drive. On a 2011 era 21.5″ iMac I was cloning from an external Firewire boot SSD to a newly installed SSD. It was a success 🙂 Here are screenshots of the process.
Please find below photos showing Lenovo ThinkPad X220 disassembly and mSATA SSD upgrade. WiFi is also easily upgradeable (make sure to get whitelisted card or modified BIOS) Lastly, 2.5″ SSD is upgradeable without even opening up the case 😉 NOTE: I recommend the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD for the mSATA SSD. This drive costs < $90 at Amazon with free shipping. For the 2.5″ drive I recommend a larger SSD like the Samsung 850 EVO 500GB which is roughly $160 on Amazon.