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Windows 7: Store my data on SSD or NOT

15 Aug 2012   #1
hubnerqup

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Store my data on SSD or NOT

I purchase two SSD recently.
One for the improvement of the PC start up.
The rest one, I prepare to store my valuable data on it.
The data is about 300GB. It contains nearly all pictures
and videos when I was still in college.
So I have a backup on net disk.

Now I not sure that I should store the data on SSD
or the mechanical hard disk we are still using.
Both kinds of disks are contained with different structure.
I won't use the disk very often.
The safety of data is important than other things.
If I choose the mechanical hard disk, the original disk size is much
smaller than the mechanical hard disk. I should finish the clone without any problem.
If I choose the SSD, the original disk size is a bit larger than the SSD.
I think I could still clone the whole disk to the SSD.
So it won't become a real problem in just one or two year.
Long time storage would be a challenge for disk.
I don't want to repeat how I get my 300GB data from VCD.(Not DVD)


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15 Aug 2012   #2
balcitisiyg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Choose the mechanical hard disk would be ok.
It's not necessary to keep data on SSD.
I store my data on disk for 6 years.
Nothing serious comes out. Take it easy.
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15 Aug 2012   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Put Win 7 and your programs on the SSD. Put everything else on the HDD. == What do you mean when you say "Both kinds of disks are contained with different structure".
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15 Aug 2012   #4
femathxg

Windows 7
 
 

SSD is smaller. It would be easier to keep in your room.

No matter you choose the SSD or other kinds of disk,
you can't overlook the different size of the disks.

I even failed to back up my 500GB disk to another disk with the
same size.
If you want to clone big to small, you may get some problems.
Now you have 300GB data, it is impossible to back up to the disk
smaller than data.
If the original disk is a bit larger than your SSD,
but the data size is smaller than your SSD.
You may get the opportunity to realize this.
You can try the application below to
clone between different size of your disk.
www.pcdisktools.com/pcdiskclone.htm
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Aug 2012   #5
hubnerqup

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Put Win 7 and your programs on the SSD. Put everything else on the HDD. == What do you mean when you say "Both kinds of disks are contained with different structure".
I can see the SSD is lighter and smaller than mechanical hard disk.
So I think they are built by different kinds of materials.
And the inside of them should be different.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Aug 2012   #6
hubnerqup

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by femathxg View Post
SSD is smaller. It would be easier to keep in your room.

No matter you choose the SSD or other kinds of disk,
you can't overlook the different size of the disks.

I even failed to back up my 500GB disk to another disk with the
same size.
If you want to clone big to small, you may get some problems.
Now you have 300GB data, it is impossible to back up to the disk
smaller than data.
If the original disk is a bit larger than your SSD,
but the data size is smaller than your SSD.
You may get the opportunity to realize this.
You can try the application below to
clone between different size of your disk.
www.pcdisktools.com/pcdiskclone.htm
My fault. I should tell you my SSD is larger than 300GB.
Only the original disk is a bit larger than my SSD.
I am searching the information about the APP.
I will let you know if I migrate from big to small successfully.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Aug 2012   #7
Valon1982

windows7 ultimate x64bit
 
 

ssd is made more for system , as we know dont have even disk inside, works with something flash technology i think! for me to save importand data is to use the more trusted simple magnetic disk
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15 Aug 2012   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I don't know of any test for long term storage on a SSD. Unless other wise informed I would use the hard drive for storage. If possible you could also make back ups to Quality DVD's for a double backup and sharing. This would also give you the ability to store the DVD's off site. The speed of a SSD is not needed or required for a back up. I wouldn't worry about the size or weight. It's smaller and lighter that a 12 pack.
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15 Aug 2012   #9
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hubnerqup View Post
I purchase two SSD recently.
One for the improvement of the PC start up.
The rest one, I prepare to store my valuable data on it.
The data is about 300GB. It contains nearly all pictures
and videos when I was still in college.
So I have a backup on net disk.

Now I not sure that I should store the data on SSD
or the mechanical hard disk we are still using.
Both kinds of disks are contained with different structure.
I won't use the disk very often.
The safety of data is important than other things.
If I choose the mechanical hard disk, the original disk size is much
smaller than the mechanical hard disk. I should finish the clone without any problem.
If I choose the SSD, the original disk size is a bit larger than the SSD.
I think I could still clone the whole disk to the SSD.
So it won't become a real problem in just one or two year.
Long time storage would be a challenge for disk.
I don't want to repeat how I get my 300GB data from VCD.(Not DVD)
Well if they are valuable to you, store them on both
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Aug 2012   #10
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You can store your data on a SSD but it's much more expensive than an HDD for the same capacity. Personally, I would go for an HDD for storing data for the simple fact that it's more convenient and much cheaper.
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