Best ASUS Laptop Q501LA SSD Upgrade Guide

Posted by @Teresa

October 9, 2017

This tutorial will show you how to upgrade hard drive in ASUS Q501LA – BBI5T03 laptop to SSD step by step with the help of AOMEI Backupper.

Why upgrade ASUS Q501LA hard drive?

Upgrade hard drive in laptops and desktops to SSD is good solution to gain better performance on the machine, so as to ASUS Q501LA. ASUS Q501LA is a laptop with light weight and touch-screen capability. Due to the advanced parameter on screen resolution, CPU and HDD capacity, ASUS Q501LA has earned a place of its own all over the world.

ASUS Q501LA

With ASUS Q501LA – BBI5T03 SSD upgrade, users can experience the advantages that along with technology, for example, faster read and write speed. If the computer has already had SSD equipped, clone SSD to new SSD or larger SSD will bring much more space for favorite software and programs on the disk. Besides, hard drive failing is normal issue out of virus, hacker attack etc. Therefore, it is necessary to replace old hard drive with new one to keep the operating system running well. In any case, you got your own intention to do ASUS Q501LA SSD upgrade.

How to upgrade ASUS laptop hard drive?

To upgrade hard disk in laptops, you need to prepare several contents. Surely you have already got the substitutive SSD for the computer. Other stuff would be screwdriver, SATA to USB cable, small box, and a plastic card like credit card maybe. Two methods are available to upgrade hard drive. Whichever you are going to take, backup the important data on current hard drive first. One is backup the hard drive to external drive and restore the image to new SSD later. The other is cloning existing hard drive completely to the new SSD directly.

Frankly speaking, the second method is much easier for most users. What’s more, the first method will only restore your system image to new SSD. That is to say, the data partition, the files you created will not be transferred. In addition, “System repair disc” and external hard drive are necessary objects in that process, which increase the upgrade cost imperceptibly.

To clone one hard drive to another, choosing right cloning software is a must-do event. AOMEI Backupper Professional is reliable cloning software designed for Windows-based PCs, such as Windows 10, 7, XP, Vista and of course Windows 8 in ASUS Q501LA. In consideration of 750 GB HDD capacity of ASUS Q501LA, this cloning software provides intelligent clone which allows you to clone large HDD to smaller disk. Its graphical user-interface is suitable for all users vary from novices to experts. Download its free trial to learn the specific steps of upgrading ASUS hard drive.

Steps to upgrade ASUS laptop hard drive via AOMEI Backupper

Connect the SSD to your laptop through SATA to USB cable. Make sure it can be detected by Windows.

1. Install and launch AOMEI Backupper. Select Disk Clone under Clone tab.

Disk Clone

2. Select current hard drive in ASUS Q501LA.

Source Disk

3. Select the new SSD as target disk.

Destination Disk

4. Check Align partition to optimize for SSD box, and edit partition size on the SSD in the lower-left corner. Then click Start Clone.

Start Clone

Tips: If the hard drive in ASUS laptop is GPT layout and the target SSD is MBR disk, it is better to keep 3 partitions only on the laptop hard drive ahead of time. You may merge partitions to reduce the amount.

5. When the cloning process is completed, turn off the ASUS Q501LA. Free up the laptop back cover with screwdrivers. Place the screws in the small box. Plug the plastic card in the gap, twist and move it to take off the cover. Unplug its battery for security. Free up the hard drive frame with screwdrivers again and replace it with the SSD. Install all stuff to their previous locations. Finally, turn on the laptop to experience the different feeling.

Verdict

When follow the right approach, it is not difficult to perform ASUS Q501LA SSD upgrade. A few preparations and several manually moves are good enough. Choosing professional cloning software is the key point. Apart from cloning feature, AOMEI Backupper is perfect backup solution for your laptop, for instance, you can incremental backup operating system to flash drive, SSD, HDD, etc. transfer files between laptop and desktop of others, also, backup external hard drives. All the powerful features make it a good File History alternative in Windows 8 and Windows 10.