This is a split board - You can return to the Split List for other boards.

SSD - Worth the purchase for me?

#1DinglesteedPosted 10/10/2013 9:20:12 AM
I am looking at getting a Samsung 840 Evo 120gb SSD for my OS and maybe a few select games. Is it a pretty reliable SSD? If I order it, I am probably going to order Windows 8 to go along with it as well. I assume it is best in this situation to just back up and nuke my old hard drive, Install Windows 8 to the SSD, and then reload everything to the old HDD?

For this route I will need the OEM full version of Windows 8, or would the upgrade version work since I have windows 7 on my HDD?
---
Playing: Dragon's Crown, MLB the Show 13, Pikmin 3, Project X Zone, ETS2
3DS FC: 2191-7639-5571
#2ShubPosted 10/10/2013 9:24:33 AM
Dinglesteed posted...
I assume it is best in this situation to just back up and nuke my old hard drive, Install Windows 8 to the SSD, and then reload everything to the old HDD?


You can do that if you want to clean up your hard drive a bit but it's not necessary at all. I simply recommend not having the HDD connected to the computer at all while you install Windows.
---
-What is best in life?
-To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women.
#3WyzeGyePosted 10/10/2013 9:25:27 AM
yes... just unplug one of the cables from your existing drive.
---
http://i.imgur.com/2dhh8tn.gif | http://i.imgur.com/p5EXSiq.jpg
http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/2/2/7/201227_v1.gif
#4Dinglesteed(Topic Creator)Posted 10/10/2013 9:25:34 AM
Shub posted...
Dinglesteed posted...
I assume it is best in this situation to just back up and nuke my old hard drive, Install Windows 8 to the SSD, and then reload everything to the old HDD?


You can do that if you want to clean up your hard drive a bit but it's not necessary at all. I simply recommend not having the HDD connected to the computer at all while you install Windows.


If I did that though, once I hooked up the old HDD wouldn't the old Windows 7 install mess with things?
---
Playing: Dragon's Crown, MLB the Show 13, Pikmin 3, Project X Zone, ETS2
3DS FC: 2191-7639-5571
#5ShubPosted 10/10/2013 9:27:14 AM
Dinglesteed posted...
If I did that though, once I hooked up the old HDD wouldn't the old Windows 7 install mess with things?


No, just set the hard drive priority in your BIOS so that your computer will attempt to boot from the SSD.
---
-What is best in life?
-To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women.
#6Dinglesteed(Topic Creator)Posted 10/10/2013 9:30:35 AM
Shub posted...
Dinglesteed posted...
If I did that though, once I hooked up the old HDD wouldn't the old Windows 7 install mess with things?


No, just set the hard drive priority in your BIOS so that your computer will attempt to boot from the SSD.


Will I need to delete the windows 7 file on the HDD or anything or just leave it there?
---
Playing: Dragon's Crown, MLB the Show 13, Pikmin 3, Project X Zone, ETS2
3DS FC: 2191-7639-5571
#71009deltaPosted 10/10/2013 10:08:41 AM
You can leave it. Like previous said just change boot priority to the ssd. And leavin your other one completely installed you'd be open to dual bootin (if you see fit).
---
Gamertag: deltaywicker
Email me at 1009delta@gmail.com if you have any questions or comments about my post. Visit http:www.sonforums.co.nr
#8Dinglesteed(Topic Creator)Posted 10/10/2013 10:13:06 AM(edited)
1009delta posted...
You can leave it. Like previous said just change boot priority to the ssd. And leavin your other one completely installed you'd be open to dual bootin (if you see fit).


So going that route, Steam and all my games can just be ran straight from the hdd? Would I need to do anything special for Win8 to recognize my programs? Sounds pretty easy!

Edit: I assume the games I want on the SSD I can just drag and drop the folder, right?
---
Playing: Dragon's Crown, MLB the Show 13, Pikmin 3, Project X Zone, ETS2
3DS FC: 2191-7639-5571
#91009deltaPosted 10/10/2013 7:54:35 PM
Steam games you can drag and drop to the steam folder on the ssd and then you'd go in to steam and hit validate. Or maybe install and it should basically just check to see if everythin there. I'd assume other clients you can do the same. As far as standalone you may have to re install.
---
Gamertag: deltaywicker
Email me at 1009delta@gmail.com if you have any questions or comments about my post. Visit http:www.sonforums.co.nr