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How to speed up a slow PC that has a mechanical hard drive.

One of the easiest and cheapest ways is to replace the slow mechanical hard drive with a faster solid-state drive (SSD).

You may think this is a big faff, having to transfer the data and reinstall the operating system and apps etc.

Before you start, backup your data to a USB drive or the cloud. Be clever and make two backups.

It is actually very quick and easy. You will need the following kit:

  • Screwdriver set.

  • 2.5" drive to 3.5" drive adapter (if your PC does not have a 2.5" drive bay) .

  • A £23.99 Fideco hard drive docking station

  • 2.5" SSD hard drive that is the same size or has a larger capacity than the old disk.

Ensure everything is powered off. Don't connect the Fideco's USB cable.

All you do is remove your old drive from the PC and place it in slot 1 of the Fideco unit.

Now place the new SSD into slot 2 of the Fideco.

Turn on the Fideco, and once it has fully booted press the clone button (do read the instructions that come with it).

One the clone (copy) has finished, turn off the Fideco and install the new SSD drive back in to your PC.


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