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Windows 7: New SSD system drive.

26 Apr 2017   #1
jfmcd1

Windows 7, Home Premium 64bit
 
 
New SSD system drive.

I'm getting ready to swap my system drive( 40 G SSD) for a new SSD 250 G drive. Does it make sense to first format the drive into 2 partition, ( say, 125/125)? Thanks


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26 Apr 2017   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfmcd1 View Post
I'm getting ready to swap my system drive( 40 G SSD) for a new SSD 250 G drive. Does it make sense to first format the drive into 2 partition, ( say, 125/125)? Thanks
Why would you want to partition the drive?
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26 Apr 2017   #3
jfmcd1

Windows 7, Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Just in case...........should I use the back half to store things (maybe movies or whatever) and a situation suggested a reformat of the "C" drive it could be done without disturbing the storage part. That's all I can think of, I've been fighting a losing battle of running out of space for several years.
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26 Apr 2017   #4
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Ok, I get it. Separating data files from System files is actually a good thing since it allows the use of different backup methods for each. Usually, imaging is the best way to backup the System and folder/file syncing is best for backing up data.

The split you suggested looks good unless you run some pretty large programs or games. Keep in mind that you should leave at least 20-25% of the SSD empty to avoid write amplification which will reduce remaining write life.
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26 Apr 2017   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I would usually wait until after the clean install then split the ssd or hdd in half
I do it this way to avoid a 100mb system reserved partition being created by the installer
You can use free mini tool to do it easily it is allot better than using disk management
Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free
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26 Apr 2017   #6
jfmcd1

Windows 7, Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks a bunch to both of you.

Jim
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