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Windows 7: SSD Upgrade Advice Needed?.

02 Sep 2015   #11
bluesjunior

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

The SSD finally arrived today from Ebuyer but there is no cable in the pack, just the 3.5-2.5 mounting bracket along with the SSD and an installation disc. On the back of the SSD are a 15pin and 7pin socket. Excuse my stupidity but what kind of cable do I need here?.


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02 Sep 2015   #12
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Nippon Labs SATA3-1.5FT-SL 18" 6.0Gbit/s SATA-III Cable Silver - Newegg.com

If it's a standard SSD, you'd need something like the above link. This is for the 7 pin port.

It's an ordinary "Sata data cable". You may as well get the Sata III version, which should be backward compatible with Sata II.

They come in various lengths and colors.

That's for the data you'll put on the SSD.

You need another cable to connect to the other port on the SSD. That connects to your power supply. The cable for that should be included with your power supply. Quite possibly you'd use the same cable you used for your standard hard drive.

So, you should only have to buy 1 cable: the data cable.
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02 Sep 2015   #13
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Are you replacing an existing drive with this ssd ?
You don't need anything the exist hdd has the cables.
If the top is true all you need to do is transfer the existing install or install it clean on the new ssd which what I would do it doesn't transfer all of the crap from the other install.
SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

Clean Install Windows 7
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02 Sep 2015   #14
ThrashZone

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02 Sep 2015   #15
ThrashZone

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02 Sep 2015   #16
spike999

(3 comps)Win7-1 ea. Home Premium 32,Home Premium 64,Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
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If you intend cloning the existing drive to the SSD then it will have to be the same size as it. There are way of cloning partitions but I am guessing you only want the OS to boot from the SSD and use the spinner for data......
I have had good luck using XXClone. It does NOT care about drive size. If there's enough room for the data, you're good. And it's free!!!
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02 Sep 2015   #17
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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I have had good luck using XXClone. It does NOT care about drive size. If there's enough room for the data, you're good. And it's free!!!
Hmm might have a look at that spike because although doing it partition by partition with Macrium it is fiddly
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02 Sep 2015   #18
bluesjunior

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Thanks again for all the help, much appreciated.
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11 Sep 2015   #19
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok Kirk I am just interested in what price that drive is because I think the Samsungs are better and they are not that expensive out here at least.
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