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Hi all,

I'm considering buying the Samsung 830 256GB SSD as an interim upgrade for my sig rig before I pick up a new CPU/MOBO/RAM. My current mobo is several years old and only supports SATA II so I won't yet see the maximum performance of the SSD, but I'd rather not spend all the money at once.

I currently have 2x1TB HDDs where one is partitioned into a 200GB system drive and a ~750GB storage drive. I have a backup program which has created an image of the system drive and that's what I'd like to copy to the SSD for a smooth transition. I know that SSDs and HDDs have some fundamental differences - would this prevent me from using the HDD image? Any other tips when upgrading from a HDD to SDD as a system drive?

Thanks in advance! thumb.gif
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Nope, just back it up and restore the image to the SSD and you'll be golden - even though you won't be able to utilize the full speed, it will feel significantly faster than your current setup
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Nope, just back it up and restore the image to the SSD and you'll be golden - even though you won't be able to utilize the full speed, it will feel significantly faster than your current setup

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Hi all,

I'm considering buying the Samsung 830 256GB SSD as an interim upgrade for my sig rig before I pick up a new CPU/MOBO/RAM. My current mobo is several years old and only supports SATA II so I won't yet see the maximum performance of the SSD, but I'd rather not spend all the money at once.

I currently have 2x1TB HDDs where one is partitioned into a 200GB system drive and a ~750GB storage drive. I have a backup program which has created an image of the system drive and that's what I'd like to copy to the SSD for a smooth transition. I know that SSDs and HDDs have some fundamental differences - would this prevent me from using the HDD image? Any other tips when upgrading from a HDD to SDD as a system drive?

Thanks in advance! thumb.gif

yep no problems as long as your created your system image properly then follow this guide from step 4
http://www.overclock.net/t/887271/guide-move-your-old-windows-onto-your-new-ssd

[edit] oh i see you have a back up program, just use it to restore your image
Edited by stubass - 10/17/12 at 3:10pm
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I'm also running a 256gb 830 through SATA II and although it bugs me knowing that it's not at its full theoretical potential, IT FEELS SO FAST! I love it. You'll love it too. Enjoy your shiny hardware smile.gif
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