Using old SSD for backups


  1. Posts : 272
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2 (19044.1706)
       #1

    Using old SSD for backups


    Not a question, just wanted to share.

    I bought a Samsung 860 Evo a few months ago and have been using it since (thanks to those who helped with that). I kept my old SSD and recently purchased an enclosure for it. Previously I had been imaging to a 10 year old HDD. Images took between 10-12 mins. Using my repurposed SSD it's down to 2-3 mins. What a difference !
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  2. Posts : 2,068
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    For sure. I bought a Crucial P1 1TB NVMe and put it into an external enclosure and it's awesome for anything that you can do within 1TB.
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  3. Posts : 835
    11 Pro 21H2 (22000.348)
       #3

    Yep. The write speed of the target disk is as important as the read speed of the source. Recently, with my not-very-old SSD (call it K) running Windows and an older second SSD (call it Sd) as my backups storage disk, it took 7 minutes thirty seconds to make a backup image from K to Sd. With a new Samsung SSD now running the exact same Windows system and the K disk now as my backup disk, the same imaging process takes three minutes flat! Now that's a real speed upgrade! Both mine are internal, but the observation applies as well to externals: fast source and fast target are a great combination.
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