Patriot Inferno 60 gb,migration help
Hi everybody first. BTW, I have buy a new Inferno SSD and I will get it tomorrow. Im using now a Raptor 150 Gb ( Disk C) with Win7 x64. Im taking plus minus 55 gb now. The thing is how I can migrate my os and applications to the new SSD. I use Acronis 2010 and now 2011 to make my backups from a very long time with excellent succes. I d'ont know if I a can restore a full backup copy/image from my system ( taked today) and recover in to to the Patriot. If not any one can tell me how to do that ?? I will like better this way than re-install everything for hours. Away from that , I must to make any change on my Bios or Win 7 ??? Many thanks guys.
You CAN image it, but in your case I STRONGLY recommend installing fresh. You are going to be almost at the formatted capacity of the SSD, and will want to reconfigure windows to move the pagefile, non performance applications, etc to the Raptor.
Originally Posted by ea3ot
Reinstalling Windows isn't THAT difficult, and gives you a nice fresh start for your nice fast SSD.
I can reduce the size of my actual C drive to 35 GB. ( cleaning files and mouving them to a secondary disk.In this conditions 35 GB partiton wil be ok or I better make a fresh installation??
Originally Posted by BadIntentions
In that case you can image the drive over. I would still personally reinstall windows, but it will work without doing so. You are going to have to manually align the partition for best performance. There is plenty of information on google, search for SSD Image Partition Alignment. For example, this.
Originally Posted by ea3ot
Last edited by BadIntentions; 10-01-2010 at 02:46 PM.
you can do that BUT!, this is where u will hit problems like so many others... Imaging your current HDD and Restoring to a SSD ... your windows will still be configed to HDD and wont take full advantage of things + will still have things set to run like a HDD and then hence Breaking/Damaging the SSD ... with out lots of manual tweaks and changes (this is especaily on XP)...
SSDs its best to start fresh install of windows 7, as at install will detect its an SSD and turn off things that damage ssds and turn on things to help... then what i do is i use an app called SSD Tweaker 1.6 (just auto does a few tweaks)
you will need to use ur ssd for a few days to get the SSDs firmware to auto fix and optimize itself to ur usage.
if you have enough ram like me 6gb i turn page file off completely and have never had a crash
only run the OS on the SSD all apps/games/documents/internet cache (yes that means telling IE/FireFox/Opera etc to put cache on HDD) should be run on HDD - This will make the SSD last long and touch wood its full life.
you real only want the ssd for its Read Speed ! for booting up but on the other hand you do need decent Write Speed for installing OS and updates and drivers
If you do imaging ur HDD to SSD do all cleanup tools ccleaner/disk cleanup/defrag/scan disk whatever to sort out the data on the HDD then make backup and image to the SSD .... NEVER DISK DEFRAG A SSD!!!......
Last edited by gunny2k9; 10-01-2010 at 02:52 PM.
Okay.Im with tthe new disk in a a fresh install ( I have formated), and Im in the process to load my appilcations. BTW I have activated in the Bios the ACHI, and the PC d'ont boot any more , even was impossible tu reach the bios again. I repair it with a clear mos, with the battery aout. The ACHI is in deafaul ( dissabled). What happens?? I keep the situation like it is?? I know if iI enable again AHCI, will happens de same.