Watch Smarter: video guide to... SSD installation
Speedy storage transplant made easy
Smarter Storage An SSD is arguably the best hardware upgrade you can instal on any laptop or desktop PC. These hard drive replacements come in a range of capacities and prices delivering instantly noticeable improvements in performance along with enhanced reliability.
Our exclusive video has all the info you need to go about the installation yourself.
"does NOT need a psuedo nanny state video"
How about you stop being such a smug git?
Granted this is a bit noddy but some people I know will happily hack away at a Unix server worth thousands, think nothing of ripping it open and buggering about inside but then bizarrely balk at the thought of opening up their own home Windows PC. I've met two people like that and it's freaked me out each time, these weren't idiots it was just something about their home PC that stopped them dead in their tracks.
I came from the opposite end, I started hacking PC hardware when I was 15 back in the late eighties, so nothing much in PC land phases me. My old man, worked 45 years an electonics and electrical engineer still calls me up to ask about the more obscure points of PC tinkering, a bloke who could wipe the floor with me over electronics knowledge.
So shut up and accept that everyone is different each has their own ways of dealing with things.
This is just what I needed today. Sent it off to the decidedly computerphobic father-in-law to give him a simple overview on how to install his new SSD. This is very polished, doesn't just race through everything, and has a very pleasant voice-over. Old news to most Reg readers I'm sure, but very handy. Cheers!
Checking TRIM and AHCI would be nice too, but those are things I can take care of remotely. I also doubt very much that he would have been happy about having to go into the command line.
Jesus H Christ, whats next, installing EDO RAM for beginners.....
Anyone clued up enough to understand the benefits (and pit falls) of installing an SSD drive does NOT need a psuedo nanny state video highlighting how to install one.
Slow news day???
I am with Mr Hill, if you can't install one you shouldn't be here
If El Reg readers need help installing an SSD then they are of considerably lower intelligence than I had assumed.