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Is SSD Upgrade worth it?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Dynamic12, Dec 26, 2012.

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  1. Dynamic12

    Dynamic12 Thread Starter

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    I have an HP dv7t-7000 series quad laptop, and have a secondary hard drive bay. I can get the cable here:

    http://www.newmodeus.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_5&products_id=498

    And the ssd Here:

    http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Technolog...UTF8&qid=1353481764&sr=1-4&keywords=ssd+128gb

    I currently am running on a 5400 rpm 1tb HDD, how will this improve gaming, boot times, launch times etc? Will it be much faster? If so, how do I transfer Windows 7 and other games and programs to the SSD? Just select and drag to the SSD?
     
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    It will greatly improve boot times, program and game load times. But it won't do anything for actual gaming beyond faster game load and save times.

    You'd have to either clone the old drive onto the new one, so it have to be bigger than the used capacity on your exist drive but then may need to fix the alignment and turn off all the services that have a negative effect on the SSD. The absolutely best way would be to do a clean reinstall of Windows onto the new SSD which means having a Windows 7 disc. You cannot simply copy/drag Windows and programs from one drive to another.
     
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    Do you know of any good cloning software I can look at? I only have 70gb of data on my HDD, so I'm looking at the 128gb SSD.
     
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    Try the free Clonezilla, but there are other free ones as well. Also you'll need to disable some things after the cloning, heres a free tweak tool that will help you do that:
     
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