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Right now I have a 1tb hhd, and I just found out it a 5900 rpm, well I'd like to find a nice 7200, and use my 1tb as a storage for movies and pic, and some prog that i done use that much. And use the new hhd for my os and games. How hard would it be to transfer my os and games to the new hhd. I heard somewhere that if I transfer all the data that the hhd have to be the same size.

I'm hope with the new hhd at 7200rpm that I'd see a increase in load times.

Any one have any suggestion?
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Well since you want to with the 1tb as storage why not get a 60-80gb SSD. That will really speed up you times.

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Well since you want to with the 1tb as storage why not get a 60-80gb SSD. That will really speed up you times.

but will 60-80 ssd be able to hold my games and os?

also, will I need to re-install windows? or can I just install the new ssd/hdd and transfer from one drive to another?
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but will 60-80 ssd be able to hold my games and os?
also, will I need to re-install windows? or can I just install the new ssd/hdd and transfer from one drive to another?

you will need to reinstall windows and then reinstall programs and games.

only individual files (movies, pictures, music, documents, etc) can be moved directly. you will want to back these up to an external drive if they can't be retrieved elsewhere.

if i were you, i would get a 120 or 128 (larger if budget allows) SSD for windows and a limited number of programs/games (windows will consume about 20-25GB, less if you use shrinking techniques).

music, movies, and games unaffected by hdd speed go onto the mechanical drive.
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Try to go with an ssd if you want fast boot times and very snappy/quick OS. You will have to reinstall the operating system on the new drive which isn't that much of a hassle if you back everything up smile.gif

There are a lot of guides around here that can help you organize and understand how ssd's can be set up.

Hope that helps wink.gif
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If you want to upgrade to another HDD, it's trivial cloning everything over.

You just grab EaseUS Todo Backup and use the "Clone Disk" option. Works fine on OS drives. thumb.gif Once it's done, you flip the boot order around in the BIOS and you're booting off your new drive. Just go into Disk Management after that and wipe out (+repartition) the old drive.

http://www.todo-backup.com/

It can also clone to SSDs - but Windows may not be properly setup for SSDs if you don't do a fresh install.

Hmm... fast drives? WD Black, Hitachi 7K1000.D. The new Seagate .14 drives are also decently fast, if you trust their reliability. (and low 1yr warranty)
     
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but will 60-80 ssd be able to hold my games and os?
also, will I need to re-install windows? or can I just install the new ssd/hdd and transfer from one drive to another?


You can always install your programs to the storage drive. Thats what I've done. Just change the install location before you click install.

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