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Windows 7: 2 drive ssd choice

31 May 2011   #31
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

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I ran a Macrium image to my 7200RMP Samsung and my 7200 RPM USB 3.0 drive-exact same image.
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Nearly a minute difference?

First one ESATA?
That has been my experience. And they are sataII drives and sataII ports. Imagine hooking up an SSD to a sataIII port. yes, esata was almost 1 min faster than usb 3.0.


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31 May 2011   #32
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Thanks essenbe. Says a lot. I like it, a test I can trust.
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31 May 2011   #33
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Any time. But I use both and esata has always been faster for me. I think it is because it is seen as an internal drive and is sata to sata. I was told that no matter how fast USB is, it transmits a different signal that has to be transcoded to be useable by sata. I don't know if that is true.
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31 May 2011   #34
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Will you be writing incompressible data or compressible data? It can make a big difference on your choice of SSD. Will the data transfers be small random or large sequential - also can make a big difference on your choice. Your data size and access patterns would help in making recommendations.
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06 Jan 2012   #35
harmie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Since I already have two SSDs, I would like to configure them to work in tandem. I want my 250 Gig OCX and 500 Gig Seagate, to work as one drive. I am not up to speed on this new stuff, but surely someone can tell me how to make this work in layman terms.
I also have a 2 Tera HHD 7200 RPM I would like to add to the ONE DRIVE setup if possible. I don't do a lot of computering (if that's a word) but don't won't want a dual Boot System because my Grand Children would be confused by it. They play Kidzui games and are learning. So I wold like to keep it simple-ONE DRIVE
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06 Jan 2012   #36
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harmie View Post
Since I already have two SSDs, I would like to configure them to work in tandem. I want my 250 Gig OCX and 500 Gig Seagate, to work as one drive. I am not up to speed on this new stuff, but surely someone can tell me how to make this work in layman terms.
I also have a 2 Tera HHD 7200 RPM I would like to add to the ONE DRIVE setup if possible. I don't do a lot of computering (if that's a word) but don't won't want a dual Boot System because my Grand Children would be confused by it. They play Kidzui games and are learning. So I wold like to keep it simple-ONE DRIVE
harmie
As far as I know, getting 2 drives to appear as one drive letter is possible, but complex and not necessarily the best use of 2 SSDs.

You have a 500 GB Seagate SSD?? I wasn't aware Seagate made SSDs.

I would probably put my operating system and programs on the smallest hard drive and use all other hard drives for data and backup of data.

Or you might install the games to one of the SSDs.

Please reconfirm the sizes of your two SSDs.

Do you have a backup plan in place?

Do you just have a total of 3 drives, all internal?
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06 Jan 2012   #37
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harmie View Post
Since I already have two SSDs, I would like to configure them to work in tandem. I want my 250 Gig OCX and 500 Gig Seagate, to work as one drive. I am not up to speed on this new stuff, but surely someone can tell me how to make this work in layman terms.
I also have a 2 Tera HHD 7200 RPM I would like to add to the ONE DRIVE setup if possible. I don't do a lot of computering (if that's a word) but don't won't want a dual Boot System because my Grand Children would be confused by it. They play Kidzui games and are learning. So I wold like to keep it simple-ONE DRIVE
harmie
I am a bit lost here. Your 250GB is probably an OCZ - looks like you made a typo. And your 500GB Seagate is at best a hybrid - if that is the same you have posted in the SSD thread.

If you want to make then look like one drive, you can span them. But I would not recommend that. You would have to reinstall the OS and some other difficulties. Keep those disks seperate. That will give you the best results. And for the kids I would buy a cheap little Netbook to play with.
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