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  1.    18 Mar 2016 #31
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    If you have a local data recovery service provided by a local repair shop that would be one pay a few option to get what can be saved from the drive before seeing it tossed. You simply provide the blank dvds or another spare drive to see things recovered to.

    Personally I end up not only storing thing on separate drives but seem to end up sharing a good number of files between machines here. If one system goes down I could still recover just about anything on short notice!
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  2.    18 Mar 2016 #32
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    Late to the discussion but relevant to others reading. I never use WD BLUE drives for any thing. BLACK only.

    P.S. Congrats on your SSD. You will never go back to a spinner again.
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  3.    18 Mar 2016 #33
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    I will need another drive, and it's going to be a big one because of my home movies. 1 t is big enough, but now you're talking $300.00, so I might go for a spinner on that one.

    Thanks to all for your input

    Sven
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  4.    18 Mar 2016 #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by Porthos View Post
    Late to the discussion but relevant to others reading. I never use WD BLUE drives for any thing. BLACK only.

    P.S. Congrats on your SSD. You will never go back to a spinner again.
    WD Blue replaced the WD Green Power line being the "energy efficient" power saver series there. For laptops and desktops like All in Ones or other small builds with small supplies is where you would add one of those on as a storage medium.

    For the Black edition series the two OS drives(10 Pro, 7 Ultimate) are still seeing a pair of 1tb size there while the two new larger storage drives added in recently are close but not quite in the WD RE classification. Western Digital 2TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0GbCCTV DVR - Newegg.com

    A pair of those replaced the pair of 1tb Black edition Sata 3 drives when those 5yrs.old now saw one having a problem taking forever to access. They had been mounted as SCSI devices to add to the performance.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sven1458 View Post
    I will need another drive, and it's going to be a big one because of my home movies. 1 t is big enough, but now you're talking $300.00, so I might go for a spinner on that one.

    Thanks to all for your input

    Sven
    Those drives in that link there only go for $65- while presently out of stock. Where are you generally ordering from? You can adjust the filters at newegg for a good look at lower prices for most everything except a couple of the latest additions. 7200 RPM, 1.2TB - 2TB, Western Digital, Desktop Internal Hard Drives, Hard Drives, Components - Newegg.com

    For something $300 or more I would be looking at a pair of these here if not more to build a home server. WD Black 6TB Performance series
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  5.    19 Mar 2016 #35
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    After I put the new drive in, I wanted to restore from an image, but that did not work. I think it has something to do with the fact that the new drive is only 240GB and the old drive was 500GB. so I did a clean install of windows and now I am installing all my software again. probably will take me the better part of Saturday to get it where I want it. I did noticed that the drive is faster. there is no delay after I click on something it pops right in.
    All in all I am happy with it. Now I have to ponder if I want to spend the money on a 1TB SSD as my second drive for all my movies and pictures. Every thing is going fine, so I will mark this solved

    Thanks again for all your input
    Sven
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  6.    19 Mar 2016 #36
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sven1458 View Post
    After I put the new drive in, I wanted to restore from an image, but that did not work. I think it has something to do with the fact that the new drive is only 240GB and the old drive was 500GB. so I did a clean install of windows and now I am installing all my software again. probably will take me the better part of Saturday to get it where I want it. I did noticed that the drive is faster. there is no delay after I click on something it pops right in.
    All in all I am happy with it. Now I have to ponder if I want to spend the money on a 1TB SSD as my second drive for all my movies and pictures. Every thing is going fine, so I will mark this solved

    Thanks again for all your input
    Sven
    if I remember right you adding these drive in a notebook is so I would look at the 2 TB 7200 RPM 2.5" 9 drives. SSD for data drives are really a waste of money as the times the extra speed would be useful are very seldom. and 2 TB SSD are still in the $800 range
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  7.    19 Mar 2016 #37
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    Clintlgm,
    no the drives are for my desktop.
    but regardless, I tend to agree with you about the 1 TB drive. I probably will go with a Spinner on that.
    Sven
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  8.    19 Mar 2016 #38
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    Follow up Question:

    I have almost all my programs reinstalled and now trying to get my data of the olds drive. I plugged it in and it shows in the bios and it shows when I boot, but it does not show in windows. what am I missing
    Sven
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  9.    19 Mar 2016 #39
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    Found the drive.
    Sven
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  10.    19 Mar 2016 #40
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    When you add in a new drive as well as readd an old one back in the Disk Management tool is the place to be! I think you found that one out fast enough!

    As for why the image wouldn't go on you have to see it to the same size if not a larger drive where you could then expand the restoration a bit not too much however to fill the larger drive in. You wouldn't expand a 500gb drive's image to fill in a 2tb drive for sure! A 600-750gb while stretching things a bit for a 1-1.2tb drive would be a yes on the other hand. As a rule here any new drive immediately sees a clean install automatically.

    The images are kept for restoration on the source drive unless that has to be replaced for some reason like a fail on someone else's machine while I will simply slap a fresh install on and go through all the motions again to insure the best results. But you should be able to recover just about everything but the need to reinstall the drivers, updates, programs again rather quickly on a new drive.

    As for using an SSD for long term storage that kind of defeats the purpose for paying out the high price tag when you can grab an even larger drive for storage then the 1tb model you already have! A 6tb split into 3 large volumes or using the GPT method can handle a lot of data and still costs a lot less then a 1tb SSD!
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