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Windows 7: Advice for using, swapping & re-loading SSD's

31 Jan 2014   #1
konadon

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Advice for using, swapping & re-loading SSD's

Aloha all,
Some time ago I installed and loaded a 60GB SSD in my custom media editing pc. On it I loaded WIN7, SP1, Adobe Editing Suite Production Premium 6, and misc but necessary programs. I've now run out of space. I purchased a 128GB SSD to replace it. I was intending to do nothing further with the 60GB in this PC as the remaining 4 HDD's are 200GB (data not related to editing), 250GB (editing cache), 500GB (Adobe project storage), & 1TB (captured media storage).
I recently increased my NAS from 4TB to 8TB, so I now have 4-1TB SATA HDD's unused.
My querie with using...I've been considering using the 128 SSD for WIN7, SP1, & all the miscellaneous programs, the 60GB SSD for Adobe PP6, delete the 200 & 250 HDD's, partition the 500GB into 2-150GB sections for WIN7 cache & Adobe cache, & the remaining 200GB for data not related to editing, add another 1TB drive for project storage, and leave captured media storage unchanged.
Any thoughts???
My querie with swapping...Can I use the WIN7 "Backup and Restore" option with "Create a system image" option described in this url How to transfer your OS to your new SSD drive
or is there better directions.
My querie with loading...If I used the above option, how do I separate the Adobe ES program from the WIN7 o/s.

System Specs: PC/Desktower (custom)
O/S WIN7 Home Premium x-64
RAM 8GB SAMSUNG DDR2-800MHz 2GB
MOBO GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-US2H(rev.1.0)
CPU AMD PHENOM 9600 (X-4) 2.3GHz
HHD/SSD HITACHI ST320082-7200RPM
HITACHI ST325031-7200RPM
HITACHI ST350063-7200RPM
HITACHI ST310005-7200RPM
CORSAIR FORCE SERIES 3, F60GB3A-BK
GRAPHICS AMD RADEON HD6750
SOUND onboard
MONITOR HP-2300 LCD
PSU 650w


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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31 Jan 2014   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by konadon View Post
Aloha all,
Some time ago I installed and loaded a 60GB SSD in my custom media editing pc. On it I loaded WIN7, SP1, Adobe Editing Suite Production Premium 6, and misc but necessary programs. I've now run out of space. I purchased a 128GB SSD to replace it. I was intending to do nothing further with the 60GB in this PC as the remaining 4 HDD's are 200GB (data not related to editing), 250GB (editing cache), 500GB (Adobe project storage), & 1TB (captured media storage).
I recently increased my NAS from 4TB to 8TB, so I now have 4-1TB SATA HDD's unused.
My querie with using...I've been considering using the 128 SSD for WIN7, SP1, & all the miscellaneous programs, the 60GB SSD for Adobe PP6, delete the 200 & 250 HDD's, partition the 500GB into 2-150GB sections for WIN7 cache & Adobe cache, & the remaining 200GB for data not related to editing, add another 1TB drive for project storage, and leave captured media storage unchanged.
Any thoughts???
My querie with swapping...Can I use the WIN7 "Backup and Restore" option with "Create a system image" option described in this url How to transfer your OS to your new SSD drive
or is there better directions.
My querie with loading...If I used the above option, how do I separate the Adobe ES program from the WIN7 o/s.

System Specs: PC/Desktower (custom)
O/S WIN7 Home Premium x-64
RAM 8GB SAMSUNG DDR2-800MHz 2GB
MOBO GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-US2H(rev.1.0)
CPU AMD PHENOM 9600 (X-4) 2.3GHz
HHD/SSD HITACHI ST320082-7200RPM
HITACHI ST325031-7200RPM
HITACHI ST350063-7200RPM
HITACHI ST310005-7200RPM
CORSAIR FORCE SERIES 3, F60GB3A-BK
GRAPHICS AMD RADEON HD6750
SOUND onboard
MONITOR HP-2300 LCD
PSU 650w

Don't use Windows Backup. Use Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download Make an image of the 60 GB SSD and transfer the image to the 128 GB SSD. You will have to manually take off any programs that you don't want on the 128 SSD, but that shouldn't be too hard. The instructions on Macrium don't tell you specifically, but be sure and make the boot disk so that you can go in and do the transfer. I think you have it planned good as far as how to divide up your programs on the various disks. ==- Macrium is not hard to use, but if you need a tutorial, here it is. Imaging with free Macrium
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Feb 2014   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Here is my kit. And free Macrium it is. With Windows imaging chances to fail are very high.

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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