Hey guys, I'm planning on picking up my first SSD today: http://microcenter.com/product/364779/A ... Drive_(SSD
I'm planning to use DriveImage XML to transfer the contents from the old HDD to this SSD. Is there any issue in doing this? Perhaps I should do a clean install of Windows 7? I would rather not do that but wanted to get some opinions before I find out the hard way. Thanks!
If you haven't picked one up yet and aren't in a huge hurry, I have a thought for you. If you have a Micro Center locally, go down there and look at their SSD case. Usually, they'll have 1 or 2 in the bottom of the case, that have very few marking on them and no box.....sometimes, no price. Ask to see one and ask if they have it in stock. You might be surprised.
Here's what happened to me. I had a Mushkin Chronos SSD (SF-2281 controller) in my main desktop workstation. Worked great for 6 months, just coughed up one day with no warning signs. I've used Mushkin memory products for years, and have even had a Callisto (SF-1200) SSD before. We have 8 computers running with SSDs. Now
, 6 of them are on either Samsung, or Samsung OEM SSDs. The only ones that aren't is that Callisto, I just mentioned and a Sandisk Extreme 240Gb drive that I got such a good deal on that I couldn't resist. I'm not saying that SF controller are bad, but for my personal use, I generally prefer not to take the risk.
Oh yeah, back to my original tip. When that Chronos failed and it was out being RMA'd. I decided to buy a temporary SSD if I could find a small one cheap enough. I was looking at some Intel 330s when I saw that drive down in the bottom of the case. It had Dell OEM marking on it. When I asked about it, the sales guy told me it was part of a buy-out of old Dell stock that was SATA-2 and he'd have to check on the price. He came back to say that it was an OEM Samsung and price was $29.95. I said, Sold!
I used it for 2 weeks in my desktop till I bought a 256Gb Samsung. Now it's in my son's Z60t. I sold the replacement Chronos Mushkin sent me.