Securely Upgrade Hard Drive or SSD on ASUS Eee PC 901/900/701

Posted by @Teresa

September 15, 2017

Learn how to do hard drive or SSD upgrade for ASUS Eee PC 901/900/701 laptop without losing personal data as well as reinstalling operating system via AOMEI Backupper.

Why you want ASUS Eee PC 901 hard drive to upgrade?

ASUS Eee PC is a netbook and it came out a few years ago. According to ASUS official website, Eee refers to “the three Es”, Easy to learn, Easy to work and Easy to play. The first product of Eee PC was come with Linux operating system and later it also has Windows OS embedded. ASUS has many Eee series and Eee PC 901 is one of them. Although ASUS has ended production of their Eee PC series since 2013, there are many Eee series users all over the world.

Eee PC 901

Eee PC 901 came with 12GB disk storage which maybe the main reason that users want ASUS Eee PC upgrade to SSD with larger capacity. Too many applications need to be installed and too many personal files have been created on the hard drive. All of them can be managed well only if you replaced the disk with a bigger one. What’s more, any Eee PC should be used for ages till now, so hard drive failure or SSD write limitation happens occasionally. Performing SSD upgrade for Eee PC 901 is one of the reliable solutions. In addition, as it is known to all, SSDs has many advantages comparing to HDDs. Some of Eee series computers are equipped with hard drive. Upgrading hard drive to SSD will short the boot time and improve the running performance at the same time.

How to upgrade hard drive on Eee PC 901?

Finding a compatible replacement (1.8 inch hard drive) for current disk is quite important. Nevertheless, how to complete this task without losing any data and without reinstalling OS programs is also vital. In that case, a backup tool that could backup everything to safe place and later restores it to new disk helps a lot.

AOMEI Backupper Professional is such backup software that can do you a big favor. Only with three features, disk backup, create bootable media and restore can you complete the upgrading successfully. In brief, you backup the disk you want to upgrade first, change hard drive on Eee PC and then perform restoring on the new one. All steps are easy except for the process of replacing hard drive. Operating that part with patience and you will make it. Before learning the detail steps, there are some tools you need to prepare:

  • Screwdriver used to uninstall hard drive.
  • USB drive used to boot Eee PC.
  • (Optional) External hard drive used to store backup image. If you store disk image on NAS or network, this one is unnecessary.
  • Download the free trial of AOMEI Backupper Pro (Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista supported) and have a try.

ASUS Eee PC SSD upgrade via AOMEI Backupper

In the first place, install and launch AOMEI Backupper. Connect the external hard drive if needed as well as the USB stick to ASUS Eee PC, and make sure they can be recognized by Windows.

Step1. Click Backup and then select Disk Backup. Continue to finish backup for the hard disk.

Disk Backup

Step2. ClickUtilities and select Create Bootable Media.

Create Bootable device

Step3. Choose Create WinPE ISO file and follow the wizard to complete the creation. Remove it as well as the external drive on completion.

Windows PE

Step4. Shut down ASUS Eee PC 901 and disconnect the battery as well as the power cable. Disconnect the back cover via screwdriver and gently replace current disk with its replacement. Reallocate all stuffs and plug in the bootable USB. Then boot the 901.

Step5. Connect the external drive to the machine. AOMEI Backupper should be on the desktop once you log in WinPE. Click Restore. If the disk backup image does not been detected, click Path to manually navigate it.

Restore

Step6. On completion, remove the bootable device. Change boot order in BISO and make the new disk as the first boot device, and you can enjoy the new disk then.

Tips:

  • The USB drive used as bootable device could be replaced with CD/DVD.
  • In another case, if you want to restore this backup image to other computer with dissimilar hardware, remember to check Universal Restore during the restoring.

The process of ASUS Eee PC 901 hard drive upgrade is not as difficult as you think. Above steps are apply to SSD upgrade for ASUS Eee PC 900 and Eee PC 701 as well. If you seek for more directly solution of hard drive upgrading, please refer to ASUS Q501LA SSD upgrade for more information. AOMEI Backupper is all-around software and you can use it to do SSD upgrade on other brands of computers. For instance, you can use it as Samsung laptop SSD upgrade kit, so as to Acer laptop.