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Would it make sense to make a mirror copy of my OS on a 2nd SSD and just use it for overclocking?

So whenever I feel like overclocking the CPU, I can replace the main SSD with the mirror copy. Hopefully that is clear on what I'm trying to do. Just an idea, want to keep the OS clean from having to suffer through BSOD's.
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So, you'd be putting them in RAID to keep them identical?
Or just manually keeping two OSs updated and such..?

I recently had to reinstall Windows after it seemed to corrupt somewhere from a failed OC. I can see sense in having a separate OS made just for "playing".
Edited by Rezard - 7/28/13 at 10:43pm
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it makes sense, but no need for an ssd, you can use any storage media such as flash drives, blu ray discs, etc.

i always have an image copy of my os drive and it's save to my secondary drive, i just restore the copy whenever i think that there is something wrong.
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That is the safest way.

I lost everything on my primary SSD when I was trying to figure out if my overclocking was unstable. Next thing I knew my OS was corrupt.

It wasn't anything important but I had to reinstall drivers and software which was time consuming. Only to find out my Mushkin SSD finally died on me.
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Originally Posted by Rezard View Post

So, you'd be putting them in RAID to keep them identical?
Or just manually keeping two OSs updated and such..?

I recently had to reinstall Windows after it seemed to corrupt somewhere from a failed OC. I can see sense in having a separate OS made just for "playing".

Just manually switching the Primary SSD to the Mirror copy when I want to play OC.

That's what I'm worried about, been overclocking and testing to get a stable overclock which there will be a bunch of BSOD's.

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That is the safest way.

I lost everything on my primary SSD when I was trying to figure out if my overclocking was unstable. Next thing I knew my OS was corrupt.

It wasn't anything important but I had to reinstall drivers and software which was time consuming. Only to find out my Mushkin SSD finally died on me.

I just re-installed my OS for the first time. Yes, I agree it does take time. Also trying to remember what programs you use. My laptop just died, was an old Dell 1505 which I had an SSD installed. Now I can use that SSD to Overclock with.

Okay thanks guys for chiming in REP+, Just want to make sure it made sense.
Edited by WiLd FyeR - 7/28/13 at 11:57pm
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I'd just make and restore system images.
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