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  1.    #11

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Why would you have an SSD and not use it for your booting drive?!?
    Yep - totally pointless having a slow HDD as boot drive and fast SSD as storage drive.
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  2.    #12

    I think everyone agrees that defragging an SSD is dangerous, do not listen to those that say yes.
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  3.    #13

    Because my boot drive is ok so far plus I would need a 1tb one and can't afford that size one right now. My extra drive is like 10-15 years old and have been having issues with it.


    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Why would you have an SSD and not use it for your booting drive?!?
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    debgram said: View Post
    Because my boot drive is ok so far plus I would need a 1tb one and can't afford that size one right now. My extra drive is like 10-15 years old and have been having issues with it.
    Really?

    On one system, I use a 400 GB SSD as a boot drive. On another, 256 GB. The SSD has the OS, programs, and some data. Each system has a larger HD for data only.

    If your spinner is mostly full, I suppose that re-arranging thigs for that kind of setup might be difficult or expensive.

    Or are you just thinking that you'd have to clone the HD to an SSD of the same or larger capacity? I replaced a 1TB spinner with a 500 Gb SSD in a laptop. The cloning software that came with the (Samsung) SSD had no trouble cloning to the smaller drive. (Of course, I had much less than 500 GB of stuff on the spinner.)
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    Well I have my drives backed up with EaseUS and thought that when I switchdrives all I had to do was run the backup to transfer data to the ssd. But now I'm having a problem with the ssd for my D Drive replacement. Computer is not recognizing it. Click image for larger version. 

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    bobkn said: View Post
    Really?

    On one system, I use a 400 GB SSD as a boot drive. On another, 256 GB. The SSD has the OS, programs, and some data. Each system has a larger HD for data only.

    If your spinner is mostly full, I suppose that re-arranging thigs for that kind of setup might be difficult or expensive.

    Or are you just thinking that you'd have to clone the HD to an SSD of the same or larger capacity? I replaced a 1TB spinner with a 500 Gb SSD in a laptop. The cloning software that came with the (Samsung) SSD had no trouble cloning to the smaller drive. (Of course, I had much less than 500 GB of stuff on the spinner.)
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  6.    #16

    You have to partition and format it.
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    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    You have to partition and format it.
    Which can be done using Disk Management.
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  8.    #18

    Ah Ha got it and ran my backup to put data on it and it works! I should have ask the question sooner, I was racking my brains trying to figure out why the drive wasn't showing up. Thanks


    bobkn said: View Post
    Which can be done using Disk Management.
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  9.    #19

    Question now, how would I transfer my data to a SSD drive as my C drive [boot drive] Would I have to run my EaseUS backup at bootup?



    debgram said: View Post
    Ah Ha got it and ran my backup to put data on it and it works! I should have ask the question sooner, I was racking my brains trying to figure out why the drive wasn't showing up. Thanks
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  10.    #20

    Question now, how would I transfer my data to a SSD drive as my C drive [boot drive] Would I have to run my EaseUS backup at bootup?
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