Anybody upgraded to a SSD hard drive?

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Re: Anybody upgraded to a SSD hard drive?

Post by Virt » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:52 pm

MacV2 wrote:
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Virt, the balls on my abacus are sticking & not sliding along corectly, what do you recomend to speed things up ?

Will an SSD help me :confused
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Re: Anybody upgraded to a SSD hard drive?

Post by sirch345 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:07 am

turbo_billy wrote:
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Virt, the balls on my abacus are sticking & not sliding along corectly, what do you recomend to speed things up ?

Will an SSD help me :confused
I want to know what are you doing sticking your balls on the abacus in the first place........ 8O
This should do the trick :D

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Re: Anybody upgraded to a SSD hard drive?

Post by sirch345 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:08 am

KermitLeFrog wrote:Always do a clean install if you can. The only problems I've seen have been upgrades.
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Post by KermitLeFrog » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:46 pm

Doing one now and the bloody thing has stuck....
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Post by AMCQ46 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:01 pm

KermitLeFrog wrote:Doing one now and the bloody thing has stuck....
try Vaseline
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Post by KermitLeFrog » Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:43 pm

A hammer more like!
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Re: Anybody upgraded to a SSD hard drive?

Post by sirch345 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:18 pm

KermitLeFrog wrote:Doing one now and the bloody thing has stuck....
I'm guessing that will be an upgrade, not a clean install :?:

I will say when I upgraded from Windows8.1 to Windows10 I was amazed how well the transition went, much much better than I had ever expected,

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Re: Anybody upgraded to a SSD hard drive?

Post by KermitLeFrog » Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:52 pm

Yup. Upgrade.

Finally got it to work with an ISO burnt to a DVD and then telling it to ignore unsigned drivers. Need to clean it all up tomorrow. CBA now.
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Re: Anybody upgraded to a SSD hard drive?

Post by sirch345 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:04 pm

Well done mate, glad to hear you got there in the end :clap:

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Re: Anybody upgraded to a SSD hard drive?

Post by sirch345 » Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:32 am

I've been and got the new SSD, I'm looking forward to seeing how it goes.

It's like the one below, hard to believe how tiny they are:-

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Re: Anybody upgraded to a SSD hard drive?

Post by sirch345 » Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:05 pm

UPDATE
I have now installed the new SSD into my desktop pc. I cloned my original HDD rather than installing W10 from scratch mainly because I have a few programs I wanted to keep that came pre-installed with the pc, but I have no software for these, so a clean install would have meant losing them.

I removed and backed up all my photo's, video's and music before doing this, so basically I just cloned the operating system to the new SSD. That part went very well taking just under 30mins.

Now the part that hasn't gone as planned is the increase in operating speed. I have set the SSD to maximum performance in the Magician software supplied by Samsung and enabled RAPID mode. I've tried different settings from the Samsung software, and anything I've thought worth a try from searching the Internet. The best I can get is knocking 5 seconds off the start-up time, and slightly quicker shut down time, programs like Adobe photoshop open in slightly shorter time, and I can run a scan (IE like Malwarebytes) without any loss in speed whilst browsing the net which I couldn't using the original HDD. Apart from those relatively small changes that is it.

So rather a disappointing experiment so far, unless I'm at fault by missing something :?:

Any advise chaps would be appreciated :?:

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Re: Anybody upgraded to a SSD hard drive?

Post by VTRDark » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:04 pm

What you don't have a hard copy on windblows to install 8O Sorry couldn't resist.

Don't be too disappointed Chris, give it a week of use as SSD's tend to get faster with use until they reach their peak. The controller on a SSD needs to know what to prioritise so they learn with use. Have you set any kind of trim or does the OS takes care of this. I'm not sure how that works out with PC's.
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Re: Anybody upgraded to a SSD hard drive?

Post by sirch345 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:01 pm

Carl, you've lost me on the Windblows bit :eh: is that what Apple Mac users refer to Microsoft Windows :?:

TRIM is enabled and working. I did check that my pc supports trim before buying the SSD.

Cheers for your thoughts :thumbup:
I'll see how things go,

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Re: Anybody upgraded to a SSD hard drive?

Post by VTRDark » Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:28 pm

s that what Apple Mac users refer to Microsoft Windows :?:
The windblows and the windoze...Oooo it gives me the chills :biggrin

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Re: Anybody upgraded to a SSD hard drive?

Post by sirch345 » Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:19 pm

cybercarl wrote:
s that what Apple Mac users refer to Microsoft Windows :?:
The windblows and the windoze...Oooo it gives me the chills :biggrin

How's it going you should noticing a difference, any improvements?
You need an extra jumper mate :biggrin

The system seems to be a little steadier, but not much more has happened. Definitely nothing like others have reported to experience in speed increase,

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