thinking of a solid-state drive for W10 upgrade

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Re: thinking of a solid-state drive for W10 upgrade

Postby Tetsuwan Penguin » 1 year ago

If your computer is new enough to boot from a flash drive you can copy the ISO onto that to boot and install. You will have to use a special copy utility to do this, should be able to download the required program to make a bootable flash drive on Windows (it can also be done on Linux). You might have to go into your bios to set the computer to boot from a USB stick (or even a DVD for that matter). Check the manual for your computer on this, they vary on which keys to bash on bootup to get into the bios.
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Re: thinking of a solid-state drive for W10 upgrade

Postby jeffbert » 2 months ago

After nearly two years gathering dust, I finally installed the SSD. Well, that skips all the details; buying a USB --> SDD connector; downloading the software that copied the system drive onto it, etc.

But, it is just sitting there, held in place by the connectors only. The DELL PC has sideways mounting of hdds, and plastic frames that simply slap in and out of the PC. I have no idea how to remove the frame from the old system drive, so as to use it on the metal SDD holder, which is also still in its box.

SAMSUNG has an app, called MAGICIAN, which I still have yet to understand what it does, though I did install it. :lol:


EDIT: i FOUND OUT HOW TO REMOVE THE PLASTIC FRAME FROM THE HDD.
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Re: thinking of a solid-state drive for W10 upgrade

Postby DrFrag » 2 months ago

I have an SSD held in place with a velcro strap. They have no moving parts so you don't need to secure them with screws like a HDD.
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Re: thinking of a solid-state drive for W10 upgrade

Postby jeffbert » 2 months ago

i WOULD EXPECT static from velcro.
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Postby Tetsuwan Penguin » 2 months ago

SSD's (those with metal cases and SATA interfaces) wouldn't be affected by the minimal static generated by velcro. However, I used small magnets to hold one to the bottom of my case computer case. I wouldn't use magnets with a spinning HD, but SSD's don't care. I glued the magnets to a 3D printed mounting bracket which the SATA SSD was screwed to, but you could just get a piece of scrap aluminum or even thin wood for that purpose.
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Re: thinking of a solid-state drive for W10 upgrade

Postby jeffbert » 2 months ago

tHE POWER cables are such that the drive connectors are 3" apart on the same set of cables. Really uncluttered in the case. So, the SDD has one edge that is on the bottom of the case, while the other edge has the connectors, & is suspended several inches above the bottom of the case.

That wil work, but I want to secure the SDD properly.
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Re: thinking of a solid-state drive for W10 upgrade

Postby Tetsuwan Penguin » 1 month ago

You can get extension cables for the power leads (male on end, female the other) and then mount the SSD anywhere you want. There are also 4 pin molex (old style HD power) to SATA power extension cables available, and many computers have at least one unused HD molex power lead available.
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Re: thinking of a solid-state drive for W10 upgrade

Postby jeffbert » 1 month ago

Thanks, but I did mount the SSD on a thingy that itself mounted in the DELL snap-in drive whatchmacallit. I had to glue the screws on the screwdriver to mount the drive on the 1st of those items. There was only one other option, & I knew I wanted to avoid using a magnet to hold the screw, & besides, since moving here, I do not even know where to find one.


So, anyway, compared to my last PC, this DELL is very neat, cables are tied down, HDD drive are mounted sideways, so as to make it easier to insert, remove, etc., I did need to buy a couple of offset SATA cables when I added my D Drive a few years ago.


But now, the SAMSUNG MAGICIAN app is supposed to aquto load itself upon starting the computer. But, it fail, & I must start it manually.

I already reinstalled it twice, the second time uninstalled & rebooted 1st. Both times ran as admin; still no good.

But, not such a drag, so long as I remember to click the icon before anything else.
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