Discussion in 'Computers, Hardware, and Operating Systems' started by G4COE, Jul 30, 2019.
Thanks, wasn't too sure. Dave
WF7A persuaded me.... I got a Sammy Evo 500 Gb, 1 Tbyte far too OTT for me since I use another drive for storage, only used 31Gb on a 250Gb 'spinner'. Should be here tomorrow.
NVME M.2? If so, do a benchmark before & after. You will be amazed.
Good deal, Dave. Now where's my kickback from Amazon...
I'll be ordering another* Samsung 1TB EVO later this week to replace The Wifoid's "spinner" drive--she's hard on hard drives because throughout the day she writes and deletes many videos/large files on her machine, so it's only a matter of time before it fails.
I hope you ordered the "regular" EVO and not the Pro model--you get a little more performance out of the Pro, but for everyday use the extra cost isn't worth it.
*I've been using a 1TB Samsung EVO in my MacMini the last few years and it's been a stellar performer; we use that make/model exclusively at work where they've performed flawlessly there as well.
Take a look at Clonezilla. It is a free drive imaging tool. It's based on Linux and will "backup/image" a Windows drive just fine along with all versions of Linux. It will backup all your partitions & data. It doesn't include empty space in the image. When you "restore" your drive image, it will put back all your partitions and the data. It will even restore to a different size or type of drive. I have used it quite a bit and it's one of the tools I keep on a thumb drive, ready to use.
Where are SSD drives made ?
I am not sure how this matters, but yes--at least in part.
It isn't like HDDs are not made in China.
Nah, still on gas pipe ere, I got a SATA . Dave
Even over SATA, you will be impressed with the speed of nearly everything you do.
Because the price may go up with the 10% recent increase.
Only matters a little bit.