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Windows 7: Looking to Upgrade to a New SSD

20 Mar 2013   #41
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I was just commenting on what 99% of users will see and feel. The numbers that determine real world speed are highlighted above.


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20 Mar 2013   #42
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Gene, I own 8 SSDs ranging from a 2008 Gen1 Intel to an OCZ Vector. They are all very fast. And although they are in very different systems ranging from a 1.8GHz duo core with 2GB of RAM to an i7 with 8GB of RAM.

The 'felt speed' is more or less the same in all those systems. That's why I stopped looking at benchmarks. Yes I keep buying newer models like the Vector, but not because I expect an extraordinary performance jump. It is more out of academic curiosity.
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26 Mar 2013   #43
Pantz

Genuine windows 7X64
 
 

Hello again, well i got my SSD today. so i am ready to install it. just a refresher WHS

1 install the SSD
2 Check Disk management to see if SSD is is recognized
3 Format SSD ?

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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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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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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
i also remember seeing something about Memory ? i have 8 Gigs DDR 3 installed
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26 Mar 2013   #44
Pantz

Genuine windows 7X64
 
 

Hello again.... This is my Current boot and System Performance.

134676 / 1000 = 135 Seconds on boot up

i also timed it, 65 seconds to windows logo from power on, 60 seconds to full desktop load up.


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26 Mar 2013   #45
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Well these numbers are going to be in your distant past. You're going to quantum leap into a whole new speed platform, enjoy.
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26 Mar 2013   #46
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I don't know how you plan to deal with the SSD now. I think you plan to migrate your current OS. If you follow the steps in this tutorial, you should have no problems. But if you have questions on any particular step, post back.

Regarding the 8GB of RAM: There are 2 files on your C partition that mirror the RAM. Those are the pagefile and the hiberfile. With 8GB of RAM they occupy 16 GB of SSD space (both together). Since few people use hibernation, I always recommend to get rid of the hiberfile. The command is powercfg -h off. Same for the pagefile. With 8GB of RAM, it will probably hardly ever be used. That's why I recommend to reduce it to 1GB. If you do these 2 actions, you save 15GB of space on your SSD. You can do that before you migrate your OS to the SSD or after.
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26 Mar 2013   #47
Pantz

Genuine windows 7X64
 
 

Hello Again... Phew..... Successfully Cloned SSD Drive........ took all of 7 mins, @ 98MB/sec ..... i need a break.... LOL


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26 Mar 2013   #48
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Looks good. With the migration tool it was a piece of cake - chicken, LOL.
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26 Mar 2013   #49
Pantz

Genuine windows 7X64
 
 

Hello again..... LMAO @ WHS....... i can breath now.... just need to make the SSD the Boot Drive now...... i am going to get something to eat.... is there any thing i should be aware of ?
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26 Mar 2013   #50
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Look at my prior posting regarding the 8GB of RAM. That may be something you want to consider. In the boot orde, set the SSD second, the CD/DVD reader should always be first. Once you are up and running, post back and tell us how you like it.

You may want to run Atto to see how it is performing. Disk Benchmark | ATTO
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