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Windows 7: Is recommended new drives compatible?

16 Jul 2017   #1
PTBK

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Is recommended new drives compatible?

So in another thread I posted a nice man said that my drive is dying and needs to be replaced. Fair enough. He then linked 2 SSD's and 2 HDD's telling me to use one SSD for windows and programs and the other for data. My question is are these compatible with my current hardware? And if so could I install them myself easily? Thank you

SSD
http://https://www.newegg.com/Produc...82E16820215052
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16820177029

HDD
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16822236625
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...1Z4-0002-002U9


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16 Jul 2017   #2
ICIT2LOL

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

Hello PYKB mate I looked at the links and the first SSD link didn't open but the second did and all I can say is as long as you buy a good brand SSD and spinner then it doesn't make that much difference.

Cheapest doesn't necessarily mean best either

Peronally I like Samsung, Crucial, and SanDisk for the SSD and Seagate for a spinner. Now the choice is yours of course and I know there will be others who say different to me but I would go for a Samsung 850 EVO of 250GB and a Seagate spinner of whatever size you want depends On how uch data you aim at saving there and I think 1TB would be ample for the average user.

To install I suggest you have a look at some Yuotubes on installing new hard drives it really is simple as long as you are careful re static electricity

There is a tutorial somewhere here on how to use the SSD for the OS and a spinner for the data but I cannot put my finger on it right away. and this is another must if you take my advice Optimize Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
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16 Jul 2017   #3
PTBK

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thank you very much I really appreciate the help.
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16 Jul 2017   #4
ICIT2LOL

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

No worrier mate keep us updated eh?
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17 Jul 2017   #5
PTBK

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I just ordered the SSD & the HDD as well as a 2.5 to 3.5" just in case. It should take 5-7 business days for the stuff to arrive because I chose poor man delivery. Thanks again for your help I'll let you know when the item arrived. Cheers
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17 Jul 2017   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

You have no idea how the SSD will improve your computer.
What SSD and what HDD did you buy (only curios)?
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17 Jul 2017   #7
PTBK

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAAEE3WF4498

These are the two I bought from the list you suggested. I'm really anxious to get them and get my computer running again. I can't thank you guys enough.
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17 Jul 2017   #8
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

A 120G SSD for Windows and programs is more than you are going to use.
What about a HDD for your data?
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18 Jul 2017   #9
PTBK

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Oops I thought I linked the other one.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16822236625

In the mail and on way.
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18 Jul 2017   #10
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Good choice.
Jeremy, you have two options to install and move the the data to D:
- You can install Win 7 on C: (SSD) and change the links of My Documents, My Pictures etc to D: (HDD). That is quite simple and you do it after installation.
- You can install Win 7 on C: (SSD) and move C:\users to D: (HDD). That is quite simple and you do it during installation. Please read Kari tutorial below.
https://www.sevenforums.com/attachme...stallation.pdf

On my computer I have moved C:\users to D: (HDD), and I recommend to do it. Have a look at Kari tutorial. If you feel that you can do it, the files you're going to need are below.
https://www.sevenforums.com/attachme...d-relocate.zip

When installing Win 7 leave only the SSD attached to the MB. After installation of after entering Audit mode (Kari tutorial), shut down the computer and attach the HDD.
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