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Windows 7: Move to SSD - Product key ?

15 Feb 2011   #11

Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
BTW: I am glad you like the Paragon tool. Did I talk you into it? - LOL. The alternative is for the "experts". Download my tutorial and you will see what I mean.
Was very good advice

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Yeah, Sygnus did you see what it reads in the Acronis document - although I am not sure how to read that for their program because they do not say.
In other words when you restore an image to an SSD drive, it will get the default 63 sectors offset instead of 64kb (or a multiple of 64kb) offset recommended for SSD drives even if this offset was in place when the image had been created. This may result in a drop of performance on certain models of SSD drives after the restore;
That's what I was afraid of. There is no proper alignment (they keep the 63 sectors normal for HDDs) and you end up with a BIG performance hit (they say up to 300%).
Yeah but that's under the heading....
All other Acronis products support Solid State Drives (SSD) with certain limitations:
Which to me means everything other than ATI 2011

As for SSD support the description does say....

The following Acronis products have full Solid State Drive (SSD) support:
  • Acronis True Image Home 2011
  • Acronis Disk Director 11 Home
However I'm still a little fuzzy on it especially after you go through this thread at the Acronis forums. And if you read a lot of the posts there Acronis seems to be suffering from credibility issues so......

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16 Feb 2011   #12

Windows 7 64 bit

Thanks for all the help and suggestions. I had thought of doing a fresh clean install but the Paragon Transfer Software looks a nice easy way of doing the move.

Thanks again.

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16 Feb 2011   #13
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fergiet View Post
Thanks for all the help and suggestions. I had thought of doing a fresh clean install but the Paragon Transfer Software looks a nice easy way of doing the move.

Thanks again.

If you use the Paragon program, you will be done in less than 30 minutes. Just make sure you change the boot order in the BIOS after you transferred the OS to the SSD.
There is no harm done if you leave your "old" win7 on the HDD as long as the HDD is later in the boot order than the SSD. You can even use it if you temporarily change the boot order to HDD.
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