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Windows 7: SSD / Backup - recovery

29 Jun 2011   #11
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

This tutorial will tell you how to change to ahci mode.
The paragon alignment tool is the only app known to be able to align an SSD with data on it and not destroy the data. Price is reasonable.
Also the Paragon migrate will transfer your OS to the SSD and align it at the same time.


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29 Jun 2011   #12
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
This tutorial will tell you how to change to ahci mode.
The paragon alignment tool is the only app known to be able to align an SSD with data on it and not destroy the data. Price is reasonable.
Also the Paragon migrate will transfer your OS to the SSD and align it at the same time.
I tried this tutorial some time ago and didn't work for me.
Anyway, i guess it's better to make a fresh install of Windows.
But, thanks for helping me.
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29 Jun 2011   #13
ricno

Win 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stereo View Post
I tried this tutorial some time ago and didn't work for me.
Anyway, i guess it's better to make a fresh install of Windows.
What did not work?

I would suggest some more reboots than the guide has:

First reboot to verify that your system is actually working and can start, before changing anything.

Then edit the registry key from the guide, do a reboot and just see that everything still works. This should now load the AHCI driver.

Now reboot again, and go into the BIOS and change from IDE to ACHI. Start up and verify that Windows detects your drives. Reboot once more..
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29 Jun 2011   #14
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

If you are going to transfer your OS to the SSD, you are going to have to do the registry hack either before or after. I would suggest before.
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29 Jun 2011   #15
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

You need to do the registry changes and reboot. When you reboot, windows should show loading drivers. After the drivers are loaded you will be prompted to reboot in order to install them. This time when you begin to startup, go directly to BIOS and change to AHCI mode, save the changes and boot into windows. If your computer boots, you will be in ahci mode.
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29 Jun 2011   #16
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I read something about the "SSD's life" and some people said that the SSD "life" is shorter if is used a lot for "writing"
What is that means, guys ? I hope that 2-3 years i'm okay with the SSD.
I install only the OS and the programs on the SSD, and all the games - on the HDD.
And of course, music / movies / pics / etc, on the HDD, too
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29 Jun 2011   #17
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

This website is doing tests now on SSDs, at last check, they had written 135TB to a 40GB SSD. The media wear out was at 35%. I don't think you kave to worry too much.
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29 Jun 2011   #18
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
This website is doing tests now on SSDs, at last check, they had written 135TB to a 40GB SSD. The media wear out was at 35%. I don't think you kave to worry too much.
135 TB ? That means about 100.000 GB , right ?
wow
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29 Jun 2011   #19
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

It's not quite that much as they've been at it for quite awhile. We've been talking about it on the SSD thread. They are not nearly as fragile as most people want you to believe. Trim must work pretty good to write 135TB to a 40GB drive. They've been trying to kill it and haven't done it yet. I have 2, and my 9 year old Grandaughter will probably get to use them when I'm gone.
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29 Jun 2011   #20
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Anyway, essenbe, i hope that 2-3 years i'm fine with this SSD.
You see how fast the technology goes And maybe in 2 years i get another SSD
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