We show you how an Intel 335 SSD plus Windows 8 can make any PC feel faster than ever before
By Matt Whitlock
September 04, 2012
2. Install the Intel 335 SSD
Open your case and locate a position to mount your SSD. Newer cases usually have dedicated 2.5” mounts for SSD drives, making it a simple affair. Cases limited to 3.5” and 5.25” bays will need to attach the SSD to an appropriate mounting plate to fit it into a bay.
For the best performance, you’ll want to attach the 335 SSD to an open 6GB/s SATA port if supported on your board. Optical and mechanical drives won’t utilize the additional bandwidth capabilities 6Gbps SATA provides; moving them to 3Gbps ports won’t affect performance in the slightest.
If installing in a notebook, how you replace a mechanical drive with an SSD will vary, but typically involves unscrewing a cover on the bottom or sliding out a tray from the side. Refer to your laptop’s service manual (look online) for detailed instructions.