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Windows 7: Hard Drive Replacement for PC

02 Apr 2015   #51
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It`s amazing how there`s one desk and 1 person and 500 PC`s in that pic.

Now ? There`s only 1 PC and 500 people with 500 cubicles and they get even less done.


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03 Apr 2015   #52
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
It`s amazing how there`s one desk and 1 person and 500 PC`s in that pic.

Now ? There`s only 1 PC and 500 people with 500 cubicles and they get even less done.
Actually, I think that is probably one computer and the machines you see in the photo are just old tape storage units which probably can be replaced now with a handful of HDDs.
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03 Apr 2015   #53
dazzlenet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Where is the cheapest place to get the bracket for the 2.5" SSD? Can someone give me a link so that I will know what it looks like, please? Thanks!

Also, I would like to know how a docking station works and everything I need to buy to make 3 backups.
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03 Apr 2015   #54
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

ssd bracket - Newegg.com

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All you need for backups is a hard drive.

Just make another partition on your Seagate for now.

After you install the ssd you can use the Seagate for backups/images.
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03 Apr 2015   #55
dazzlenet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Do I need the kit? I am thinking about buying directly from Samsung.

See here:
120GB 2.5-inch SATA III Internal SSD Desktop Kit MZ-7TE120KW| Samsung 840 EVO
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03 Apr 2015   #56
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You`re asking us if you need the kit ?

How are we to know ? (Not trying to sound snooty)

I just screw mine right onto 1 of my slide out hard drive trays

Why aren`t you getting the newer 850 EVO ?

Do you really need all that other stuff that comes with it ?

SSD 850 EVO 2.5" SATA III 120GB | Samsung Solid State Drives
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04 Apr 2015   #57
dazzlenet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You`re asking us if you need the kit ?

How are we to know ? (Not trying to sound snooty)

I just screw mine right onto 1 of my slide out hard drive trays

Why aren`t you getting the newer 850 EVO ?

Do you really need all that other stuff that comes with it ?

SSD 850 EVO 2.5" SATA III 120GB | Samsung Solid State Drives
This is the one I am going to order:
SSD 850 EVO 2.5" SATA III 120GB | Samsung Solid State Drives

I am not sure what I need to install a 2.5" drive in my desktop - wiring, brackets, etc.
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04 Apr 2015   #58
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dazzlenet View Post
I am not sure what I need to install a 2.5" drive in my desktop - wiring, brackets, etc.
For the cabling, all you need is the same 2 SATA cables you would use on a standard hard drive. One for power that connects to the power supply and one for data that connects to the motherboard.

Brackets: some cases include hard drive mounts that can accommodate either 2.5 inch (SSD size) drives or the larger 3.5 inch standard hard drives. My case is such a case, so I did not need to buy a bracket/adapter. I just used 4 screws that directly connected the SSD to the drive tray.

Your case may not allow screwing a 2.5 inch SSD directly to the drive tray, but even in that case you can easily tape or Velcro the SSD into a standard 3.5 inch hard drive bay. SSDs weigh less than a pack of cigarettes and have no moving parts, so there's little risk of it rattling around if it's restrained in any reasonable way. I even ran mine just dangling off the cables for a few days when I was constantly in and out of the case fiddling with fans.
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05 May 2015   #59
dazzlenet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Received the Samsung SSD Drive

Finally received the Samsung SSD Drive. Am getting ready to order the WD Black
Desktop 3.5-inch Hard Drives WD1003FZEX 1 TB to reinstall Windows.

When purchasing 2 of the WD's, I will need a dock for backups, correct? Could someone please tell me which dock to purchase again?
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05 May 2015   #60
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I hope you are not going to put Windows on a WD Black when you now have an SSD.

You don't need a dock if you intend to have 3 internal drives: SSD for Windows; WD Black for data; WD Black for data backup.

If you intend to have an external drive, then yes, you'd probably use a dock.

None of them are what I'd call durable or heavy duty, so don't expect them to last 10 years.

Some connect by USB 2; some by USB 3, some by eSATA, some by a combination. You'd need one that matched whatever ports you happen to have on your case.

I use a Rosewill RX-DUS 100 that has USB 2 and eSATA ports.

Other brands include Thermaltake and Sabrent. Make sure you get one that will accept standard 3.5 inch hard drives.

You might consider getting Blues instead of Blacks. They are cheaper and don't have as long a warranty, but you aren't likely to notice the speed difference if you put Windows and apps on the SSD.
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