Lisa Gade shows you how to upgrade your laptop with an SSD using the Plextor M6S 256 gig SSD. SSDs (solid state drive) are now relatively affordable, and they’re a great way to dramatically boost performance since they’re much faster than conventional spinning hard drives. They’re also immune to shock, unlike conventional hard drives. We use the Asus ROG G750 to demonstrate replacing a SATA drive, and discuss software options to backup or transfer your data from your old drive to the new SSD. The Plextor M6S is an affordable midrange SSD drive that’s available in a variety of capacities and it competes with the Samsung EVO 840 series in terms of price and performance. The M6S is standard 7mm height 2.5” SATA 3.0 SSD drive, and the M6M is an mSATA version for Ultrabooks with an mSATA rather than SATA bay.