Windows 10: Installing an SSD drive on my desktop to use as the C bootup drive

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  1.    16 May 2018 #1

    Installing an SSD drive on my desktop to use as the C bootup drive


    I have an XPS 8910 with a 1TB HDD and would like to install a 256GB SSD which would act as a C bootup drive
    Can someone please explain how this is done?
    I have a macrium backup. Would I be able to restore W10 and my other programs to the SSD and leave the data on the existing HDD?
    Thanks for your help
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  2.    16 May 2018 #2

    First thing to check is, is your backup greater in size (GB) then the 256 GB SSD. If so, it won't work.

    That said, you should be able to do a clean install of 10 and it activate with no problem. Then just install all your drivers. Make sure you download all your drivers and save to a USB flash drive before you do the clean install.
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  3.    16 May 2018 #3

    Thanks for your reply
    Are you saying that I will not be able to restore the macrium W10 image and programs to the SSD drive
    The macrium "C drive" image (W10 and programs) is less than 100GB and the SSD I want to add is 256GB
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       16 May 2018 #4

    provlima said: View Post
    Thanks for your reply
    Are you saying that I will not be able to restore the macrium W10 image and programs to the SSD drive
    The macrium "C drive" image (W10 and programs) is less than 100GB and the SSD I want to add is 256GB
    Sure you can. Just restore to the new drive (select 256GB as destination), set BIOS for 256GB as first boot device. Boot up, open disk management and extend volume for full use of 256GB.
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  5.    19 May 2018 #5

    provlima said: View Post
    I have an XPS 8910 with a 1TB HDD and would like to install a 256GB SSD which would act as a C bootup drive
    Can someone please explain how this is done?
    I have a macrium backup. Would I be able to restore W10 and my other programs to the SSD and leave the data on the existing HDD?
    Thanks for your help
    SSD and NTFS is not a good combination. NTFS constantly writes to the drive and will wear out the SSD write cycle within a year. Instead use the SSD as a cache drive. It will improve your bootup time by decreasing boot drive head thrashing.
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       19 May 2018 #6

    Photonaxan said: View Post
    SSD and NTFS is not a good combination. NTFS constantly writes to the drive and will wear out the SSD write cycle within a year. Instead use the SSD as a cache drive. It will improve your bootup time by decreasing boot drive head thrashing.
    What are you talking about, I have Samsung 830 for 5 years and its still running great there is no issue with NTFS and SSD

    To the OP all you have to do is use Macrium Reflect to clone your disk to your SSD you'll have to option to shrink your C partition before you start the actual clone check out this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZqk...7_DtyG&index=7
    it walks you through step by step
    Last edited by Clintlgm; 19 May 2018 at 23:59.
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       19 May 2018 #7

    Photonaxan said: View Post
    SSD and NTFS is not a good combination. NTFS constantly writes to the drive and will wear out the SSD write cycle within a year. Instead use the SSD as a cache drive. It will improve your bootup time by decreasing boot drive head thrashing.
    Seriously? I have an Intel X25 M that was bought when it was new and is still running today. It gets the same performance it did when I bought it around 2010-2011. You really need to check your facts before putting bad information out.
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       19 May 2018 #8

    essenbe said: View Post
    Seriously? I have an Intel X25 M that was bought when it was new and is still running today. It gets the same performance it did when I bought it around 2010-2011. You really need to check your facts before putting bad information out.
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  9.    20 May 2018 #9

    Why, curiously enough, so do I. My X25 M still gets a clean bill of health, too. How things have changed since then, eh?
    --Ed--
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  10.    20 May 2018 #10

    Photonaxan said: View Post
    SSD and NTFS is not a good combination. NTFS constantly writes to the drive and will wear out the SSD write cycle within a year. Instead use the SSD as a cache drive. It will improve your bootup time by decreasing boot drive head thrashing.
    Wow...and to think of all those millions of computers out there that have SSDs as their drive with Windows running on the NTFS file system - like every computer sold at retail off the shelf with an SSD. Umm....respectfully.....the above post is erroneous.
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