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We show you how to take the old hard drive from your laptop and install it into its own caddy so that it can be used as a portable external storage drive. This means that you can use a smaller capacity (and therefore cheaper) SSD for Windows and your programs, but store all of your data on a portable drive!

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How to upgrade your laptop to use a Solid State Drive:

Buy an SSD for your laptop from Amazon or eBay:
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Buy a caddy for your old hard from from Amazon or eBay:
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Paul Freeman-Powell

Paul (@paulfp) is the main presenter of the award-winning Switched On Network YouTube Channel, which covers a variety of interesting topics usually relating to his love of technology and all things geeky. He also founded and runs Innobella Media, where he leads in all aspects of video production, video editing, sound & lighting. A father of 3 children including twins, his hobbies used to include photography, playing the drums and cycling. With a degree in Modern European Languages, Paul speaks French, Spanish and a little bit of Italian, and holds dual British & Irish citizenship.

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