ASUS X501A Upgrade with SSD Platinet

Here we have a ASUS X501A laptop with damaged Hard Drive, so we decide to go with upgrade to a SSD (Solid State Drive).


Because the capacity is not very important in our case, the capacity of 120GB is satisfying our need of storage capacity. The speed of transfer is more important to us, so that’s why we make this upgrade at the first place.

Taking the decision what SSD to use, the price was also taken in consideration. With all these factors, taken in consideration, the decision fell on Platinet PMSSD120H.




After mounting the SSD, we install a fresh copy of Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit operating system. The speed of booting and working of the laptop was phenomenal. We also make a test with HDTune Pro Software, and these is the result:

Platinet PMSSD120H The speed of the laptop was improved multiple times. Taking in consideration that this laptop have a not so powerful processor, the upgrade with ssd improve the speed significatly.

Here are the specifications of the laptop:

  • Processor
    Intel® Celeron® Dual-Core Processor
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Chipset
    Intel® HM76/HM70 Express Chipset
  • Memory
    4 GB DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM
  • Display
    15.6″ HD (1366×768) LED Backlight
  • Storage
    2.5″ SATA
  • Card Reader
    2 -in-1 card reader ( SD/ MMC)
  • Camera
    0.3 Mega Pixel Fixed web camera
  • Networking
    Integrated 802.11 b/g/n
    Built-in Bluetooth™ V4.0
    10/100/1000 Base T
  • Interface
    1 x Microphone-in jack
    1 x Headphone-out jack
    1 x Line-in Jack
    1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor
    1 x USB 3.0 port(s)
    1 x USB 2.0 port(s)
    1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
    1 x HDMI
  • Audio
    Built-in Speakers And Microphone
    Altec Lansing® Speakers
  • Battery
    6Cells 4400 mAh 47 Whrs

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