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If I can an SSHD, can I copy my old WinXP disk to it? And other questions...

#1The cranky hermitPosted 12/2/2013 9:29:21 PM
I'm toying with the idea of buying a Seagate 2TB SSHD to replace my current 500GB. The old 500GB is partitioned into three blocks, with WinXP installed to a C drive, productivity apps installed to a D drive (my "My Documents" folder is there too), and everything else on the F drive.

If I get the SSHD, how can I best transfer the C drive over to it, preserving both its size and the ability to boot off of it? Once I do that, I know I can create new, larger D and F partitions within Windows itself, and transfer the files from the old drive on to it.

Also, is there any reason I should be wary of the Seagate SSHD's? I am using WinXP, and don't have TRIM, but as far as I know that isn't an issue with SSHD's.

And if 2TB is all I need, is there any reason to keep the 500GB around? For instance, could I get better performance if I keep the swap file on it?
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#2WerdnAndreWPosted 12/2/2013 10:11:05 PM(edited)
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