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With some motherboards, you might see some messages about configuring to increase speeds of NVMe SSDS or about enabling and disabling shared bandwidth of SATA and NVMe ports. This is not a malfunction. You can configure your hardware for optimal performance and avoid malfunctions by obtaining detailed information about your motherboard from the manufacturer.

The longest part of the SSD install process is copying everything from your old drive to your new SSD. Before you start, get a sense of how long this’ll take by referring to our chart below.

 

Amount of data on old hard drive

Time it may take to copy to new SSD

Less than 256GB

20-30 minutes

256-512GB

30-60 minutes

512GB-1TB

60-90 minutes

More than 1TB

90+ minutes