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Have 2 SSD in mind idk which one i should pick?

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29 minutes ago, GracefulDead said:

Built my pc a year ago and never put a SSD in it. Thought it was time to buy one. Now that it is ordered I have no clue how to transfer my OS and my files onto the SSD. I'm guessing I will have to go into the bios and put that  my pc should load the SSD first then my hard drive. Does that mean I need to delete my OS on my hard drive or do anything special to make sure I don't f@ck my Pc. Any suggestions help

 

 

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When i got my ssd i did a clean install of windows 10. You can still access your games and files from your hard drive. There is honestly no reason to put any more than your OS and a few frequently used programs on it.

I built my Pc about a year about and I never put SSD in it. Thought it was about time to put one in it. I have two that I have narrowed it down too. I don't know which one I should pick. The newegg link has the ones I was thinking about picking .Newegg comparing link Any suggestion would be appreciated.

 

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Are you video editing or doing any large file transfers?

 

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For daily tasks (not like videoediting or moving files all day long) you won't really notice the difference. I would suggest looking into a samsung, crucial mx or intel ssd in sata flavor. The most you can get with your budget for the lowest price is the one I suggest

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29 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

For daily tasks (not like videoediting or moving files all day long) you won't really notice the difference. I would suggest looking into a samsung, crucial mx or intel ssd in sata flavor. The most you can get with your budget for the lowest price is the one I suggest

what about just gaming?

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Built my pc a year ago and never put a SSD in it. Thought it was time to buy one. Now that it is ordered I have no clue how to transfer my OS and my files onto the SSD. I'm guessing I will have to go into the bios and put that  my pc should load the SSD first then my hard drive. Does that mean I need to delete my OS on my hard drive or do anything special to make sure I don't f@ck my Pc. Any suggestions help

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Personally I find it alot better to just do a fresh install then to try and migrate your OS.

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7 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

Dumb question maybe: what ssd have you ordered?

SSD

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Well since you probably didn't get a 2TB SSD, you won't very easily be able to transfer your OS. What you can do is delete as much data as possible to make it so that there is not more data than your SSD would be able to store, then use the partition tool in windows to shrink the volume of your hard drive. After that, use a program like EaseUS to clone to the SSD.

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2 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

Well since you probably didn't get a 2TB SSD, you won't very easily be able to transfer your OS. What you can do is delete as much data as possible to make it so that there is not more data than your SSD would be able to store, then use the partition tool in windows to shrink the volume of your hard drive. After that, use a program like EaseUS to clone to the SSD.

Why doesn't OP just backup the files, videos, games and such they have already to an external HDD, format his current HDD and then move that data back onto the current HDD rather than move that to an SSD? SSDs are best used for Windows and HDDs are best used for files and stuff IMO.

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8 minutes ago, 1kv said:

 

Why doesn't OP just backup the files, videos, games and such they have already to an external HDD, format his current HDD and then move that data back onto the current HDD rather than move that to an SSD? SSDs are best used for Windows and HDDs are best used for files and stuff IMO.

I just found a copy of my OS. If I installed my OS onto the SSD would the old OS on my HHD interfere with my new SSD?

 

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6 minutes ago, GracefulDead said:

SSD

Oh, good choise. Samsung actually has some software for cloning to their ssds, I do recommend to back up everything first. 

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4 minutes ago, 1kv said:

 

Why doesn't OP just backup the files, videos, games and such they have already to an external HDD, format his current HDD and then move that data back onto the current HDD rather than move that to an SSD? SSDs are best used for Windows and HDDs are best used for files and stuff IMO.

Yeah that's what I mean, though I didn't explicitly say backup, so yeah, back up all your data, remove everything but windows from the hard drive, then clone it to the SSD so that you don't have to set up again.

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Just now, fasauceome said:

Yeah that's what I mean, though I didn't explicitly say backup, so yeah, back up all your data, remove everything but windows from the hard drive, then clone it to the SSD so that you don't have to set up again.

Ohh okay then lol.

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Honestly, go for a fresh install. Some files may not migrate properly, and in general windows gets fragmented over time, so just go from 0. In the windows installation partition your disks as you want, and pick your SSD/ main partition for install, and completely format your HDD and put there rest of the files. 

 

2 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

Oh, good choise. Samsung actually has some software for cloning to their ssds, I do recommend to back up everything first. 

You mean Data Migration? I've had it failed few times on 850 Evo, best not for OP to use it. 

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7 minutes ago, Bouzoo said:

You mean Data Migration? I've had it failed few times on 850 Evo, best not for OP to use it. 

Not sure, but I think so. For me it works just fine with 860 evo

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29 minutes ago, GracefulDead said:

Built my pc a year ago and never put a SSD in it. Thought it was time to buy one. Now that it is ordered I have no clue how to transfer my OS and my files onto the SSD. I'm guessing I will have to go into the bios and put that  my pc should load the SSD first then my hard drive. Does that mean I need to delete my OS on my hard drive or do anything special to make sure I don't f@ck my Pc. Any suggestions help

 

 

My Computer set up: 
Processor: AMD RYZEN 7 1700 8-Core 3.0 GHz 
CPU Cooler: DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm CAPTAIN 240EX WHITE CPU Liquid Cooler
Memory: WD Blue 2TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive 
Ram: G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB
Video Card: GIGABYTE AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti DirectX 12 GV-N108TAORUS-11GD 11GB
Monitor: MSI Optix G27C 27" Curved Black/Red 4ms (GTG) AMD FreeSync Gaming Monitor
Keyboard: Corsair Gaming STRAFE RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Mouse: Razer 
Mouse Surface: SteelSeries - QcK Mouse Pad - Black
Headphones: Razer Kraken 7.1 
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
Motherboard: MSI B350 TOMAHAWK AM4 AMD B350 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI ATX Mothboard
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750 
Computer Case: Corsair Tempered Glass Crystal Series 460X RGB

When i got my ssd i did a clean install of windows 10. You can still access your games and files from your hard drive. There is honestly no reason to put any more than your OS and a few frequently used programs on it.

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10 minutes ago, Dcit-223 said:

When i got my ssd i did a clean install of windows 10. You can still access your games and files from your hard drive. There is honestly no reason to put any more than your OS and a few frequently used programs on it.

Will i have to do something about my old OS on my HHD tho?

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21 hours ago, GracefulDead said:

Will i have to do something about my old OS on my HHD tho?

i hear people say you should but i didn't and its fine

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