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Old 12-07-2011, 12:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yeah. I'm surprised how well Windows 7 handles on different systems; I put my desktop SSD into my laptop, it booted in fine and everything ran great (video was awful obviously; wrong drivers and all).
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Well, you could just use Clonezilla.
That's not a good idea for SSDs. Most imaging software will not properly align partitions on a SSD which can have a significant impact on performance.
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Intel and Samsung are statistically the most reliable SSD manufacturers followed closely by Crucial.
Sorry this is off topic but, where do corsair SSDs sit on reliability?
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That's not a good idea for SSDs. Most imaging software will not properly align partitions on a SSD which can have a significant impact on performance.
Didn't know that, +rep
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Didn't know that, +rep
I should add the Acronis Trueimage 2011 is supposed to support SSDs properly so there is at least one option for imaging them. I haven't tested it myself though.

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Sorry this is off topic but, where do corsair SSDs sit on reliability?
They should be average since they use the same Sandforce controllers as companies like OCZ.
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I should add the Acronis Trueimage 2011 is supposed to support SSDs properly so there is at least one option for imaging them. I haven't tested it myself though.
Ah, this was my next question.
I've been recommended Aconis True Image to clone the HDD onto the SSD, then I read a bit more about alignment problems with SSDs and started to worry.
If it does go **** up cloning the SSD and it ends up not working on the laptop, can I just format the SSD and start from scratch with a fresh install [in regard to the SSD handling the formatting]? Can I just format it as NTFS or is there something else I need to know?

Actually, are there any good sites that explain the whole SSD alignment thing?
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Yup, fresh install is fine. In fact I'd recommend it (not out of any technical reason, it would just annoy me having an old install on a fancy new piece of kit :P). Most OS installations choose the drive format for you (Win7 automatically does NTFS).
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