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Windows 7: Will Acronis work on SSD?

04 Nov 2012   #11

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My Intel came with the adapter. I suspect many do? A Guy

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04 Nov 2012   #12

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rockrz View Post
or you can just tape it down anywhere you want.
Duck tape? Or, would Goose tape work too?

Man, that's funny... I can't imagine anybody using
tape in their computer, cept maybe a redneck!
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04 Nov 2012   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

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I use self adhesive Velcro dots. They work well. An inch of Velcro tape in the bay and on the SSD will do the same.
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04 Nov 2012   #14

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Ive done the Velcro trick as well. It does indeed work very well.

Just look closely at what you're getting though. For example, the Intel drives my have 2 different versions. One will be like $5-$10 more, and its skew will end with a K or K5.
Its the exact same SSD, but the K5s have the kits including an adaptor.

Another option, is buy a barebones SSD (just the SSD) and pick up an adaptor.
You can pick up some at New Egg for less than $5. Although I have a couple of the Aluminum ones I got with both Intel drives, I ended up picking up a plastic adaptor that holds 2 SSDs. It was less than $5, and holds both my Intel SSDs in the same enclosure.

I mounted them it one of extra CD/DVD drive bays. About the size of a typical HD, but holding 2 SSDs.



You have a few options, but as mentioned, you can get by without the little adaptors. Velcro does wonders.
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04 Nov 2012   #15

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rockrz View Post

Duck tape? Or, would Goose tape work too?

Man, that's funny... I can't imagine anybody using
tape in their computer, cept maybe a redneck!
Matter of fact, I think I did use duct tape.

And I don't mind telling you that my neck is increasingly red---a little more each day.

I've also heard of people using nothing at all, just let the drive sit in a bay, hanging off the cables. I wouldn't do that personally, but it would work if the case isn't moved around a lot . The drives are very light weight.
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01 Jan 2013   #16

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Quote:
Matter of fact, I think I did use duct tape.


And I don't mind telling you that my neck is increasingly red---a little more each day.
Well, tell bubba and them I said howdy... and to look me up on Spitter sometime!

I'll look around and see if I can find an SSD adapter, but ya'll lemma know if ya'll knows
of a good place to pick one of these fellers up at now ya hear?



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Top rated would be Samsung 830 model

I see they have a Samsung 840 model out now... is that one supposed to be better?

I see they have this in 250gig on Amazon at
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electr...ef=pd_sim_pc_6

And, what's the different between the one linked above and the Pro Series at
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electr...ef=pd_sim_pc_3

Does this drive automatically have some proprietary Samsung software already on it? I ask because the description says "Worry-free data security with AES 256-bit full-disk encryption"

I'd rather not have that as I'm not sold on the safety of encryption as it could potentially corrupt yo data. On the other hand, I never save data to C Drive anyway, just curious what comes preloaded on the drive from the manufacturer.

And, any word on how the Western Digital SiliconEdge SSD stacks up to the Samsung units linked above? WD was supposed to have been the first of the hard drive manufacturers to embrace SSD technology









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05 Jan 2013   #17

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

OK, I just ordered the Samsung Electronics 840 Pro Series 2.5-Inch 256 SATA_6_0_gb Solid State Drive MZ-7PD256BW

I hear the Pro series is the best SSD on the market right now.

So, when it gets here I can simply use my Acronis to install my current Win 7 OS image, right?
Just like I would do if I were replacing my existing HD drive a standard HD?

And, once installed... how long do you think this SSD drive will last?
I use my PC for business so I guess I'll always have a standard drive around to install if needed.

And... will my Win 7 OS automatically manage TRIM for this drive which is supposed to extend it's lifespan?
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05 Jan 2013   #18

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

I used the Geeky way in this tutorial by whs and had no problems transferring the OS partition to the SSD using an Acronis Image.

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
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05 Jan 2013   #19

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

OK, someone earlier in the thread stated that that didn't do anything different using Acronis than they would have if they had been installing a standard replacement hard drive and it works fine as long as you are using Acronis 10 or later.

So, I guess that's what I'm doing to do... put the recovery disc in my CD-Rom drive, shut down the system, install the SSD, boot up in to the Acronis recovery console and restore the image of my OS that is on a second drive that is in my tower.

I suppose I'll find out if this works...

And, is enabling AHCI a requirement?
AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista
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05 Jan 2013   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. You can deal with Acronis the same way as on a HDD - no difference.

2. Trim is automatic

3. The SSD will last longer than you will care to keep it. One of my 4 year old SSDs has a life expetency until 2021. It will probably survive me, lol.
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