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SSD and Bios Acer ES 15 ( ES1-521-88R9 )

MarkoMarko Posts: 9Member

Tinkerer

Hi,

So like most people here i have problem with my Acer ES 15 ( ES1-521-88R9 ). It is AMD quad processor A8 with 8GB dd3 and R5 graphic card.

I have tried everything including updating Bios and fresh clean installation after reset. It is still really slow so I was thinking to switch on SSD.

Does anybody know does it support additional ssd hdd so i can put it in and install operation system on it and then have my 1000GB HDD as second drive or there is space for one only?

And is UEFI or Legacy BIOS boot mode faster, better for my laptop.

Sorry if this questions are silly but any help would be appreciated since I am not expert in these things.

Kind Regards

Marko





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  • JackEJackE Posts: 18,077 Trailblazer
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    You may replace the old 2.5" HDD with a 2.5" SSD, remove the DVD tray and mount the old HDD on a DVD caddy. You definitely want  UEFI bootstrap, not legacy BIOS. Jack E/NJ
  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho Posts: 28,976 Trailblazer
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    The hdd port and the hdd are integrated into the motherboard! Also, your notebook does not have a m2 door!
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  • JackEJackE Posts: 18,077 Trailblazer
    edited July 11 Accepted Answer
    As    egydiocoelho   says, no m.2 slot. Google 'HDD Caddy'. You must have a caddy to replace the DVD with old 2.5" 1TB HDD if you also want to use a 2.5" SSD. Jack E/NJ

  • JackEJackE Posts: 18,077 Trailblazer
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    Go to this link for specs on compatible 2.5" SSDs. https://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Acer/aspire-es1-521
    You don't have to purchase from them but they are competitive and usually guarantee what they recommend will work in your machine no questions asked. Jack E/NJ


  • JackEJackE Posts: 18,077 Trailblazer
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    Either slot should be fine for the primary. You might want to temporarily disconnect the old secondary HDD if it still has efi partition when first testing out the SSD boot. Sometimes the UEFI bootstrapper can get confused. Jack E/NJ    

FAQ & Answers

  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho Posts: 28,976ACE Trailblazer
    Hello! About slowness, have you checked that the disk is 100% in the task manager?
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  • MarkoMarko Posts: 9Member

    Tinkerer

    Hi,
    Thank you for yor quick replay.
    No my disk usage jumps from 0-20 when not i use,
  • JackEJackE Posts: 18,077ACE Trailblazer
    Accepted Answer
    You may replace the old 2.5" HDD with a 2.5" SSD, remove the DVD tray and mount the old HDD on a DVD caddy. You definitely want  UEFI bootstrap, not legacy BIOS. Jack E/NJ
  • MarkoMarko Posts: 9Member

    Tinkerer

    edited July 11
    Cool,
    Do i need some adapterr cable to connect old hdd insted of DVD
    thank you
  • MarkoMarko Posts: 9Member

    Tinkerer

    Marko said:
    Cool,
    Do i need some adapterr cable to connect old hdd insted of DVD
    thank you

    And do i have M.2 slot so  can buy only tiny card to put OS on it
  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho Posts: 28,976ACE Trailblazer
    Accepted Answer
    The hdd port and the hdd are integrated into the motherboard! Also, your notebook does not have a m2 door!
    Oi! Eu não sou sou a cortana! Mas estou aqui para ajudar! Hi! I'm not the cortana! But I'm here to help!
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    Detection tool click here to find the serial number or partnumber of your model!                                                          

               
      egydiocoelho Trailblazer
     
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  • JackEJackE Posts: 18,077ACE Trailblazer
    edited July 11 Accepted Answer
    As    egydiocoelho   says, no m.2 slot. Google 'HDD Caddy'. You must have a caddy to replace the DVD with old 2.5" 1TB HDD if you also want to use a 2.5" SSD. Jack E/NJ

  • MarkoMarko Posts: 9Member

    Tinkerer

    Hi,

    Thank you for you replay,

    I will do that. Caddy cost only £5 and I do not remember last time I used DVD.

    Thank you for you answers now only thing left is to find good SSD HDD for my laptop



  • JackEJackE Posts: 18,077ACE Trailblazer
    Accepted Answer
    Go to this link for specs on compatible 2.5" SSDs. https://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Acer/aspire-es1-521
    You don't have to purchase from them but they are competitive and usually guarantee what they recommend will work in your machine no questions asked. Jack E/NJ


  • MarkoMarko Posts: 9Member

    Tinkerer

    edited July 11

    Thank you.

    I just ordered from them.

    Benchmark results vs Kingston are much better.

    Thank you for your help. I will report when everything arrives and is installed.


    P.S.

    Is it ok if I just put new SSD drive in DVD slot and make it primary after cloning it or preformance will be better if I put it in old hdd slot?





  • JackEJackE Posts: 18,077ACE Trailblazer
    Accepted Answer
    Either slot should be fine for the primary. You might want to temporarily disconnect the old secondary HDD if it still has efi partition when first testing out the SSD boot. Sometimes the UEFI bootstrapper can get confused. Jack E/NJ    
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