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Windows 7: Will Acronis work on SSD?

05 Jan 2013   #21
Rockrz

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

To be on the safe side, I just bought the latest version of Acronis....

Do I still need to format the SSD before putting it in my tower to use the Acronis image?


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05 Jan 2013   #22
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Not sure. I don't use Acronis. But you probably have to image the 100MB system partition and the C partition. Preformatting those on the SSD cannot hurt. The 100MB system partition has to be a primary partition.

I use free Macrium for those operations. Why spend money.
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05 Jan 2013   #23
Rockrz

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

The Acronis website says it does all that for you... I was just curious if I should format the SSD to it will be recognized which ya have t6o do sometime with a standard drive.

I use Acronis for onging imaging operations and it's only $50 which is subsidized by the government cause I write it off my company taxes
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06 Jan 2013   #24
Rockrz

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Well... I got it installed OK. Bought the latest version of Acronis (it's only $50) just to make sure it would do the trick without any problems and it did. It was just like installing a standard hard drive.

But, I'm kinda disappointed cause it doesn't seem to be hardly any faster than the WD 10k drive I was using for my C drive. Is there anything else I'm supposed to do in order to get the full benefit of having an SSD?

Windows installed some drivers automatically at first boot up and told me to reboot, so it sounds like Win 7 recognizes this is an SSD.
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06 Jan 2013   #25
Rockrz

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rockrz View Post
And, is enabling AHCI a requirement?
AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista
The value in the registry was already at ' 0 ' so apparently AHCI was already enabled in Windows.

Anything else I should be lookin at?

It just don't seem to be much faster than what I had... I can tell a little bit, but not real much.
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06 Jan 2013   #26
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Download AS SSD, open the program and run the benchmark. Post a snip of the program here and the experts will have a look.

Download AS SSD benchmark 1.7.4739 - FileHippo.com

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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06 Jan 2013   #27
Rockrz

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Well, I did install the Samsung Magician and ran their benchmark and saw the notice that each time this is done is decreases the life of the drive.

I also ran their OS Optimizer and disabled Superfetch, defrag, and indexing which should help.

Here's the benchmark I got...
http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...1&d=1357460370


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06 Jan 2013   #28
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

The reason I suggested AS SSD is it will tell you info about the driver and the alignment

SSD Alignment

You don't have to run the benchmark to get this info with AS SSD BTW, just open the program. But I wouldn't worry too much about decreasing the life A few benches won't shorten the life. The others can then compare the results, which they cannot do with the magician results.



SSD Life - freeware version info

It will take a looong time to wear it out

A Guy
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06 Jan 2013   #29
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rockrz View Post
Well, I did install the Samsung Magician and ran their benchmark and saw the notice that each time this is done is decreases the life of the drive.

I also ran their OS Optimizer and disabled Superfetch, defrag, and indexing which should help.

Here's the benchmark I got...
http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...1&d=1357460370
This chart is useless for us because we cannot compare to anything. But there is something definitely wrong with your SSD. For starters, check the alignment. SSD Alignment
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06 Jan 2013   #30
Rockrz

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

OK, here's a couple of screen shots from both progs that have been suggested...

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...1&d=1357492476


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