Installation of Kingston SSDs Drives- Tips And Precautions
If you are the proud owner of the new Kingston SSDs' technology, the SSD Now drives, then you are probably very anxious to install them on your desktop or notebook. Before you get started, it is important to note that these SSDs are only compatible with Windows XP, Vista or 7 operating systems. In addition, they have some minimum system requirements that your system needs to meet in order for the installation process to go smoothly. Therefore, you will need to have a Pentium processor, at least 128 RAM and an image writing drive with booting capabilities. Besides these requirements, if you want to install the SSDNow drive on the desktop, you also need to have a SATA connector and a 3.5 inch drive bay.
Some users who have installed the Kingston SSD on the desktop claim that the device tend to create interference with radio communication receivers. Therefore, in case you encounter this problem the easiest way to correct this issue is by turning your radio or television off and on again. If this technique does not solve the interference problem, then you should try to correct it by reorienting the antenna or placing your desktop and the radio/ television further apart from each other. Alternatively, you should have a talk with a technician or consult with a Kingston representative regarding this issue.
While installing the SSDNow on the notebook is quite simple, the installation process on the desktop will require a little bit more effort. The reason for this is that you need to remove the chassis of the computer, mount screws and bolts to secure the drive and attach the SATA data cable.
One of the common problems that you can face during the installation of the Kingston SSDs is that the drive's capacity is smaller than the one of your current hard drive disk. In order to find out if the SSD drive is smaller than your current hard drive you can easily check this out by viewing the 'Properties' option of the C drive. If your suspicions prove to be true, then you should move some of the files to an USB drive, external drive or even a small flash drive.
To find out how many files you will need to move in order to successfully install the new drive without losing any data, you can use this simple formula: the amount of data you should leave is equal to the capacity of the SSD times 85 percent of the space you have occupied on the HDD. After you installed the SSD drive, then you can simply move them back on their designated partition.
On the other hand, if its storage capacity is bigger, then you will not have to worry about when moving and losing data. Since the drive can be affected by static electricity while you connect the device to the computer, it is highly advisable that you avoid touching the connectors and that you minimize the risk of damage by attaching the ground strap to your machine. Moreover, it is recommended that you wear hand protectors while performing this operation.