Original hardrive replacement for one ssd

I have a laptop of HP Envy J153CL 17. What upgrade of the disk ssd should I use to replace the rather pedestrian original? 1 TB is installed. The operating system is Windows 8.1. Thanks, Harvey


Your laptop can actually take two full-sized 2.5 inch wide hard. You can move the original spinner disc 1 to the second slot and move an SSD in the first slot. WLL you need a second drive hard caddy and cables like this:


For an SSD, I recommend the Samsung 840 Evo:


There are links on the page from newegg for all sizes of 128gig at 1 to. What you buy depends on your budget, but I suggest that you get at least a record of 256 gigabytes. If you need assistance with the migration/cloning software let us know.

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