elementary OS Boot Time After Replacing HDD with SSD

I have an older Asus K55A that I use for distro testing, or at least I did until my daughter claimed it for herself. It’s had elementary OS on it for a while now and since she’s repurposed the laptop for homework I figured she’d appreciate a disk drive upgrade.

So I replaced the 5400 rpm hard disk drive with a $60 120 GB solid state drive from Amazon. Boot up time for elementary OS (already one of the fastest Linux distros I’ve put on this Asus K55A), went from 50 seconds to under 15 seconds.


Adam Merrifield


2 thoughts on “elementary OS Boot Time After Replacing HDD with SSD

  1. Wow, that’s good to know! I’m using elementary on a 9-year-old Lenovo laptop; the install went without a hitch but it sure is slow to boot…it takes at least 2 minutes. If I were to replace the hard drive with an SSD, is there a way to create a current disk image so I don’t have to reinstall all my apps and files, or is it better to just start from scratch and reinstall elementary? I’m a little worried about how much longer that hard drive will last, although I’ve run checks on it and everything is fine, no bad sectors etc.

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