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Windows 7: SDD Input

25 Nov 2014   #11
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

SSDs do cost more per GB than HDDs but the difference in performance more than makes up for the higher price. The main performance gains are in reduced boot time, reduced time to open programs, and reduced times for accessing and saving data files. especially large ones. Laptops benefit from reduced operating temperature and increased battery life due to reduced power demands. However, for storing large amounts of data, HDDs still rule.

As others here have said, I will never have another PC that doesn't at least have an SSD for the operating system and programs. My desktop rig has a 128GB Samsung 840 Pro for the OS and programs; my data is stored on two 2TB HDDs and one 4TB HDD. Since my two notebooks only have room for only one drive in each one, I put a 500GB Samsung 840 EVO in each one for the OS, programs, and data storage (my data storage needs are much lower in my notebooks). I just bought another notebook and, if I can't get the Wi-Fi fixed on my oldest notebook, I'll move SSD in the oldest one to the newest one; otherwise, I'll get a new SSD for the newest notebook.


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25 Nov 2014   #12
leehop71

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

One thing I wish technology could come up with is to be able to back up a complete hard drive and be able to transfer the backup onto a new hard drive without having to install the any software. The biggest pain about getting new drives is the time it takes to set up a new drive.
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25 Nov 2014   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

With imaging you can very easily do what you want to do. And if you want to do it in 3 clicks, use this program:

Paragon Migrate OS to SSD - System migration to Solid State Drives (SSD) - Overview
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25 Nov 2014   #14
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Even easier and more reliable (in my experience), not to mention free, is to use Macrium Reflect Free (here is a good tutorial on how to use Macrium Reflect). If transferring the entire HDD to the SSD, cloning is easier, faster, and doesn't require an intermediate drive like imaging does. If transferring only a couple of partitions on the HDD, but not the entire HDD, to the SSD, then imaging would be required. If there is enough room on the HDD, the image can be stashed there, then used to "restore" to the SDD. Otherwise, an intermediate drive will be needed to hold the image.
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25 Nov 2014   #15
leehop71

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I have an external hard drive that I have backed up with Acronis. Will that clone?
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25 Nov 2014   #16
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Well I'm not sure what challenges you're describing exactly but imaging a drive to another similar size or larger drive is about as easy as easy gets. Yes Acronis will clone/image a drive.
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25 Nov 2014   #17
leehop71

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

2 Questions.


1. Could I use an external SSD, via USB as my main drive?

2. If so, could I image, my HDD, to an External HDD, then transfer to the external SSD, and have the PC boot to the external SSD
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25 Nov 2014   #18
leehop71

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Well I'm not sure what challenges you're describing exactly but imaging a drive to another similar size or larger drive is about as easy as easy gets. Yes Acronis will clone/image a drive.
Is cloning and imaging the same? If not which is better to use going from HDD to SSD?
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25 Nov 2014   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
1. Could I use an external SSD, via USB as my main drive?
Yes that's possible but not simple. See here.

Quote:
Is cloning and imaging the same? If not which is better to use going from HDD to SSD?
It's not the same. Use Imaging.
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25 Nov 2014   #20
leehop71

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote:
1. Could I use an external SSD, via USB as my main drive?
Yes that's possible but not simple. See here.

Quote:
Is cloning and imaging the same? If not which is better to use going from HDD to SSD?
It's not the same. Use Imaging.
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