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Windows 7: Show us your SSD performance 2

05 Dec 2012   #731
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Yea, I know Alan. I did too for a long time, but found it's the best $20 I ever spent. In fact I used it 3 times last night switching SSDs from one machine to another. It took me an hour. A lot better than 2 clean installs. It's also the best backup you can get.
+1 Essenbe

It will transfer between any HDD to SSD. Also works SSD to SSD and HDD to HDD.
The best $20 I spent also.

My 2 cents.


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05 Dec 2012   #732
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Alan with the other high-dollar listed in your specs, why skimp on something needed that's 20 bucks? I've used Paragon too.
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05 Dec 2012   #733
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I have to agree - the Paragon Migration Tool is the easy, three click way to transfer the OS. I have used it too because I once got it for free.

However, the manual transfer procedure is a lot more fun and you know what you are doing. I do though always first copy the bootmgr from the system partition to C: (always get spanked by Greg because you lose some of the system partition function). But that way I get rid of the pesty system partition and need to only transfer the C: partition. And the system partition functions such as 'restore from the recovery partition' I don't need anyhow. For that I have images.
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05 Dec 2012   #734
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

It's really not the 20.00 for Paragon, it's that I have the full Apricorn SSD transfer suite, The full '10 version of Acronis as well the Samsung comes with a Norton transfer tool which I've not used. Regarding my back up stratagy I have Memeo AutoSync and I'm real happy. Speaking with Samsung they said that a total wipe tool could help and then do a complete fresh install as imaging the drive could just bring over the same issues. What I'm going to try first is Apricorn copy to a Vertex III drive then wipe the Samsung and bring that image back and see what that nets me. If still an issue then either wipe the drive again and clean install or call for a replacement SSD. Really the way it sits right now it's wicked fast and getting me by but I will try to find some time over the next few days/week and see what happens. I don't doubt that the Paragon software isn't top flight but I'm thinking there could be residual info left on the drive that's the issue or it's just got some sectors bad.
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05 Dec 2012   #735
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you want to completely clean the drive, use Secure Erase: How to securely erase an SSD drive | How To - CNET
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05 Dec 2012   #736
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

As always I greatly appreciate all the suggestions, everyone here are the tops !
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05 Dec 2012   #737
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

The Samsung Magician has a secure erase feature. You will have to 'hot plug' it, but that's usually necessary with whatever secure erase program you use.
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05 Dec 2012   #738
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I have to agree - the Paragon Migration Tool is the easy, three click way to transfer the OS. I have used it too because I once got it for free.

However, the manual transfer procedure is a lot more fun and you know what you are doing. I do though always first copy the bootmgr from the system partition to C: (always get spanked by Greg because you lose some of the system partition function). But that way I get rid of the pesty system partition and need to only transfer the C: partition. And the system partition functions such as 'restore from the recovery partition' I don't need anyhow. For that I have images.
I've heard Greg say that too, but I can't figure out what I'm missing. I still get into safe mode, startup repair and everything else. It may be that Greg is used to HP and Dell and their recovery partitions that you would lose.
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05 Dec 2012   #739
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

As I understand it the only advantage of the system partition is the ability to use BitLocker becuase it holds the encryption key.
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05 Dec 2012   #740
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
As I understand it the only advantage of the system partition is the ability to use BitLocker becuase it holds the encryption key.
Yes, Gary, that's my understanding too. But, I wouldn't use it anyway. I'd probably forget the password.
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