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Are 2 NVME SSDs fine with Windows 10 installed on each drive?

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I just bought a Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVME for my motherboard — MSI MPG B550 GAMING EDGE WIFI Gaming Motherboard.
I am planning to install windows 10 on the New Samsung SSD just for backup. Would that be fine? Will that create errors in the system having 2 Operating systems?



 

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that doesn’t seem like a good use of an SSD unless you want a work install and a home install or something. It won’t create any errors but it just doesn’t seem like a good idea- just get a cheap 1tb or 2tb HDD and use File History to back up your system, no?

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That...doesn't make a ton of sense.

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If you want a backup, make an actual backup, not whatever this is. Your plan is basically identical to just reinstalling Windows. You aren't using both operating systems, so the second one is just going to be a fresh Windows install if you ever swap over to it. None of your files, none of your programs, none of your settings. It probably won't create errors, but it's not going to solve any problems either.

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I agree with the others. Doesn't make much sense unless you're mirroring as a backup, or want a personal install versus a work install.

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Sorry about that.  
I should have started with this. My PC is running really slow due to a power cut that happened 2 weeks ago. 
Now, my PC boots up at about 10 times slower. So I'm trying to experiment which is causing the slow boot up. I thought it might probably be the SSD, Motherboard, CPU etc. I don't know. 
So, I'm starting with the SSD. If boot up is still slow, then I proceed to buy the next part and replace the parts until I find the culprit of the slow boot up.

It's not actually for back-up. Sorry.
Should I just remove the old SSD and insert the New one and install Windows OS? 

Hope that makes sense 😅

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1 hour ago, PCmonk said:

Sorry about that.  
I should have started with this. My PC is running really slow due to a power cut that happened 2 weeks ago. 
Now, my PC boots up at about 10 times slower. So I'm trying to experiment which is causing the slow boot up. I thought it might probably be the SSD, Motherboard, CPU etc. I don't know. 
So, I'm starting with the SSD. If boot up is still slow, then I proceed to buy the next part and replace the parts until I find the culprit of the slow boot up.

It's not actually for back-up. Sorry.
Should I just remove the old SSD and insert the New one and install Windows OS? 

Hope that makes sense 😅

Well some options that make more sense.

 

If the power got cut and your PC was writing data there may be some corruption of system files. We can try to fix that.

 

Open Start menu and search for CMD and choose run as admin. Run these commands.

 

chkdsk c: /f /r

Reboot and let it do it's thing. May take a while. It will scan the drive for errors. When back open CMD like earlier and do.

 

sfc /scannow

Reboot if it fixed things and then do.

 

DISM.EXE /Online /Cleanup-image /ScanHealth
DISM.EXE /Online /Cleanup-image /RestoreHealth

Reboot again and see if it's any better. If not just make backups of what you want to keep and reinstall Windows. If you want to install on the new drive that's fine, just format the old one and use it for something else. Just remember to back up what you want to keep!

 

You can of course skip all the steps and just reinstall Windows. 🙂 

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1 hour ago, aDoomGuy said:

Well some options that make more sense.

 

If the power got cut and your PC was writing data there may be some corruption of system files. We can try to fix that.

 

Open Start menu and search for CMD and choose run as admin. Run these commands.

 

chkdsk c: /f /r

Reboot and let it do it's thing. May take a while. It will scan the drive for errors. When back open CMD like earlier and do.

 

sfc /scannow

Reboot if it fixed things and then do.

 

DISM.EXE /Online /Cleanup-image /ScanHealth
DISM.EXE /Online /Cleanup-image /RestoreHealth

Reboot again and see if it's any better. If not just make backups of what you want to keep and reinstall Windows. If you want to install on the new drive that's fine, just format the old one and use it for something else. Just remember to back up what you want to keep!

 

You can of course skip all the steps and just reinstall Windows. 🙂 

Thanks for this!  However, I had already reinstalled Windows prior. 🤔
It lowered the boot time but it is still significantly slow compared to when it was booting up for only 20sec.
I assumed the parts might have been damaged because of the immediate Power Cut and the resulting Power surge.
I have a Seasonic 750w PSU 80+ Gold connected to a 1000w AVR. Not sure how the surge would have breached these 2 components and damaged the parts.
But since PC now is significantly slower I was inclined to believe that was the case. Hence, me buying new parts... 

Hope that makes sense. Thanks so much! 😁
 

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PSU should have surge protection. I had short circuit in a PC before and nothing got damaged.

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