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Windows 7: Looking to Upgrade to a New SSD

19 Mar 2013   #21
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Come back when you have the SSD. Then the acid test will start.


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19 Mar 2013   #22
Pantz

Genuine windows 7X64
 
 

LMAO i sure will WHS... and thanks for all your help
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19 Mar 2013   #23
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

No problem. Any time.
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20 Mar 2013   #24
Pantz

Genuine windows 7X64
 
 

Hello again, well i bit the bullet and purchased a
Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5 inch SATA Solid State Drive: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

and i have been doing some research, and this may be easier than i thought. LOL
I found this link on " DATA" migration
Samsung SSD - A Guide to using the Samsung Data Migration Tool - YouTube

The only question i have is ,

Since i currently only have 44Gigs of DATA, on my 312 GIG, C:\ partition , i should not have any trouble migrating the "DATA: from my HD to my new SSD ? .

Thanks in Advance.
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20 Mar 2013   #25
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

44GBs of data will easily migrate to a 128GB SSD - no problems. If this is a Dell system though, it will also migrate the recovery partition because that's where the bootmgr is - if not, you get only the small 100MB system partition. That we can fix later.
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20 Mar 2013   #26
Pantz

Genuine windows 7X64
 
 

Hello again, this is not a dell. its a custom build. so i guess i don't have to shrink the 312 C:\ partition ?

Just install the SSD and run the Samsung migration software reboot, let the migration finish, reboot and change the SSD to the 2nd Boot device after the CD/DVD drive, and its done.?

Thanks in advance.
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20 Mar 2013   #27
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
The 840 Pro version uses MLC chips while the 840 uses TLC chips.
MLC has 2 bits per cell.
TLC has 3 bits per cell.
Most consumer SSD are MLC but you will see more TLC in the future.
TLC is the newest way to get more data on the same number of chips and there by cut the cost.
In theory TLC will not last as long as it gets more use per chip and may reach its write limit faster. So it depends on your budget.

Jim
The 840 TLC performance is lower than that iof the 840 PRO MLC as well. I expect that is partially because has higher density and hence fewer NAND chips.
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20 Mar 2013   #28
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You got it. No need to shrink. If the data fits, the tool will migrate the C partition and do proper alignments. Check the alignment anyhow once you run from the SSD - just to make sure. SSD Alignment
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20 Mar 2013   #29
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
The 840 Pro version uses MLC chips while the 840 uses TLC chips.
MLC has 2 bits per cell.
TLC has 3 bits per cell.
Most consumer SSD are MLC but you will see more TLC in the future.
TLC is the newest way to get more data on the same number of chips and there by cut the cost.
In theory TLC will not last as long as it gets more use per chip and may reach its write limit faster. So it depends on your budget.

Jim
The 840 TLC performance is lower than that iof the 840 PRO MLC as well. I expect that is partially because has higher density and hence fewer NAND chips.
In real life that makes no difference. The performance boost comes from the fast access times - and they are the same.
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20 Mar 2013   #30
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
The 840 Pro version uses MLC chips while the 840 uses TLC chips.
MLC has 2 bits per cell.
TLC has 3 bits per cell.
Most consumer SSD are MLC but you will see more TLC in the future.
TLC is the newest way to get more data on the same number of chips and there by cut the cost.
In theory TLC will not last as long as it gets more use per chip and may reach its write limit faster. So it depends on your budget.

Jim
The 840 TLC performance is lower than that iof the 840 PRO MLC as well. I expect that is partially because has higher density and hence fewer NAND chips.
In real life that makes no difference. The performance boost comes from the fast access times - and they are the same.
I was thinking sequential reads were better, but they are the same.

Random writes are 3 time better on the pro. Random reads are better but not by a significant amount. So they aren't the same.
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