But the boot is super fast now. Old drive was starting to corrupt and some programs would render the computer useless until a restart was manually forced. Cleaned up the drive, deleted a lot of unused programs, defragged, and ran check disk to no avail. nothing would be repaired or found on the check disk. Ordered a new samsung ssd and couldnt get it to clone. ran check disk again yesterday and it took over 6 hours to complete/repair the existing drive. then, ran into issues with downsizing the drive. none of the programs used at first were able to deal with trimming the c: partition to a smaller size. finally found AOMEI to clone with that was able to handle it. biggest issue by far was trying to clone from a failing drive. shit took forever. but it is done. now I have to order a caddy to convert the dvd drive to a second hard drive and order another drive for file storage.