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Yep it will just work like a hard drive would. You can boot from an SSD with an OS installed plus you may install programs and games as normal smile.gif
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Yes always comes b4 lol
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And I see we are configuring the SSD as a boot drive. Will this also mean it can be used for programs and anything else you want?
Why wouldn't it?
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Thanks redface.gif Just getting the dumbest questions out of the way thumb.gif
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Thanks redface.gif Just getting the dumbest questions out of the way thumb.gif

We all have to start somewhere when we are learning about something new.
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My SSD is supposed to arrive tomorrow, I have a quick question. Is it possible to move/mirror the OS form the HDD to the SSD or do I need to do a fresh install? Thanks.
    
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My SSD is supposed to arrive tomorrow, I have a quick question. Is it possible to move/mirror the OS form the HDD to the SSD or do I need to do a fresh install? Thanks.

I used software to do this ages ago called clonedrive i believe.
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My SSD is supposed to arrive tomorrow, I have a quick question. Is it possible to move/mirror the OS form the HDD to the SSD or do I need to do a fresh install? Thanks.

easus Todo backup should do it.
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easus Todo backup should do it.

I'm not familiar with the program, is it possible to back up the OS and other critical files? Other programs I can reinstall. How is the backup gonna work exactly? I don't understand. Usually I drag my photos and documents and files on a flash drive and reinstall everything. How is this different?
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I have the SAMSUNG 470 Series 256GB on my laptop are there any benches for it?
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I'm not familiar with the program, is it possible to back up the OS and other critical files? Other programs I can reinstall. How is the backup gonna work exactly? I don't understand. Usually I drag my photos and documents and files on a flash drive and reinstall everything. How is this different?

This is what am talking about. I was able to directly copy everything from drive 1 to drive 2, then unplug drive 1 and use the PC as normal!
http://www.slysoft.com/en/virtual-clonedrive.html
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I have the SAMSUNG 470 Series 256GB on my laptop are there any benches for it?
You can use AS-SSD and ATTTO Disk Benchmark
http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-guide-optimization-for-ssds-hdds check first page under downloads

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Hey Sean I got my Intel board and cpu biggrin.gif Got my RE4s under Raid on intel chipset (not marvell)
check out this sexy benchmarks !
Also here is my M4 on intel biggrin.gif

501

Now i wanted to ask how do you decrease boot up time? Takes 4ever to boot up 55-65 seconds! Bios takes ~25-30 but loading screen and windows welcome take incredible long T_T ive seen boot ups in 8-15 seconds WITH bios...
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easus Todo backup should do it.

I'm not familiar with the program, is it possible to back up the OS and other critical files? Other programs I can reinstall. How is the backup gonna work exactly? I don't understand. Usually I drag my photos and documents and files on a flash drive and reinstall everything. How is this different?

There is a system image backup option. You can back up your C: drive as it is atm then restore it to the new SSD.
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Originally Posted by intelfan View Post

I'm not familiar with the program, is it possible to back up the OS and other critical files? Other programs I can reinstall. How is the backup gonna work exactly? I don't understand. Usually I drag my photos and documents and files on a flash drive and reinstall everything. How is this different?

This is what am talking about. I was able to directly copy everything from drive 1 to drive 2, then unplug drive 1 and use the PC as normal!
http://www.slysoft.com/en/virtual-clonedrive.html

Also, clonezilla, macrium reflect, and driveimage xml are other options.
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Hey Sean I got my Intel board and cpu biggrin.gif Got my RE4s under Raid on intel chipset (not marvell)
check out this sexy benchmarks !
Also here is my M4 on intel biggrin.gif
Congrats!
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Now i wanted to ask how do you decrease boot up time? Takes 4ever to boot up 55-65 seconds! Bios takes ~25-30 but loading screen and windows welcome take incredible long T_T ive seen boot ups in 8-15 seconds WITH bios...

-.- Time to optimize your BIOS...and do you have any USB devices connected?
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